Advantages and Disadvantages of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 (Review)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is a compact megazoom camera that is capable of taking some excellent photos, just at a leisurely pace, but at a good price. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is fairly priced, delivers sharply focused, evenly exposed images and provides the user with a broader degree of creative scope than most compacts with lesser zooms.

Advantages: Compact, lightweight design; good features for the money; capable of snapping photos with excellent quality.

Disadvantages: Slow shooting performance.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Specs:

Price Range: $199.99 – $199.99

  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Part number: DSCH55/B


  • Product Type

    Digital camera – Compact

  • Width

    4.1 in

  • Depth

    1.1 in

  • Height

    2.2 in

  • Weight

    6 oz

  • Enclosure Color


Main Features

  • Resolution

    14.1 megapixels

  • Color Support


  • Optical Sensor Type

    Super HAD CCD

  • Effective Sensor Resolution

    14,100,000 pixels

  • Light Sensitivity

    ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto

  • Digital Zoom

    2 x

  • Image Processor


  • Shooting Modes

    Frame movie mode

  • Shooting Programs

    Pet, Snow, Beach, Gourmet, Fireworks, Landscape, Soft snap, Sports mode, Twilight mode, High sensitivity, Twilight portrait

  • Image Stabilizer

    Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)

  • Max Shutter Speed

    1/1600 sec

  • Min Shutter Speed

    2 sec

  • Exposure Metering

    Spot, Multi-segment, Center-weighted

  • Exposure Modes

    Manual, Program, Automatic

  • Exposure Compensation

    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

  • Face Detection


  • White Balance

    Custom, Presets, Automatic

  • White Balance Presets

    Flash, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent light (daylight), Fluorescent light (cool white), Fluorescent light (warm white)

  • Digital Video Format


  • Still Image Format


  • TV Tuner


  • Video Capture

    MPEG-4 – 1280 x 720, MPEG-4 – 640 x 480

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