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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H55 14.1MP 3.0"LCD ScreenDigital Camera
Top-of-the-line LensIt all starts with the lens. Designed and manufactured to the highest standards of optical performance, the Sony G-Lens is optimized to perfectly complement the advanced image sensors and image processing technology in Sony's cameras. G lenses are also used in high-end digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD camcorders.
Panoramic Shots Made EasySweep Panorama Mode goes far beyond traditional wide angle lenses to let you capture expansive, 244-degree shots of landscapes or skyscrapers. Just press the shutter and shoot the scene with a sweeping motion and the camera does the rest. It even detects faces and moving subjects to avoid distortion.
Goodbye Blurry Photos and MoviesDon't let a not-so-steady hand prevent you from capturing the perfect moment. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically compensates to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality. In addition, Active Mode compensates for excessive camera shake in video by providing 10x compensation.
A Smarter Auto ModeUnlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you-recognizing scenes, lighting conditions and faces and automatically adjusts the settings for you. The results are clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur.
Record and Upload HD MoviesShoot and share your memories in HD. In 720p MP4 movie mode, you can record 1280 x 720 HD movies at 30 fps for high quality yet small file sizes perfect for your compatible PC or Mac®. And transferring the movies from your computer to sharing websites like Photobucket® and YouTube™ is easy (internet connection required).
Put Yourself in the Picture.Self Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by using Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
14.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Image SensorA powerful 14.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD™ CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 14.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19") size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
10x (25mm) Professional-quality optical zoom G-LensG lenses are used in top of the line digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD Camcorders. Capture the action up close with the 10x optical zoom, and with the 25mm equivalent wide angle lens the H55 even allows you to capture more of the scenes in landscape or group portraits
3.0" Clear Photo LCD display (230k pixels)Compose and show off your images on the large 3.0" (230K) Clear Photo LCD display, which features a special anti-reflective coating for sharp visibility, even in bright sunlight.
720p MP4 HD Movie ModeMP4 is ideal for enjoying and sharing HD movies on your PC, Mac® or the Internet. You can record video up to 1280x720 at 30fps. A MP4 HD file is a compressed single file format, perfect for uploading to computers and Web sharing sites like YouTube™.
BIONZ™ Image ProcessorThe BIONZ™ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony® digital camera. Fast processing enables unique Sony features such as Sweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight, Antimotion Blur, HDR, etc to take and combine multiple images in less than a second to create wide panoramic images. Images have reduced grain and appear less washed out.
Face Detection TechnologySony's Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Smile Shutter™ TechnologySmile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
PHOTOMUSICPHOTOMUSIC combines images with music4 (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer ( sold separately).
PhotoTV HDBring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD capable Sony® BRAVIA® HDTVs.7 PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed
Media card slotFor convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-H55 accepts Memory Stick Duo™/Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media (sold separately) or SD/SDHC/SDXC media (sold separately).
Anti-blink FunctionIt's frustrating to think you've captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Function GuideThis beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
In-Camera Retouching ToolsRetouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions.
Multi-purpose Resize functionThe Multi-purpose Resize function lets you change the aspect ratio of an image right in the camera, so you can adjust images as necessary, whether you want to display them on a compatible HDTV5, or e-mail them / upload them to a blog.
Imaging Sensor• Imaging Sensor : 1/2.3" (7.76mm) Super HAD CCD Sensor
• Processor : BIONZ
Optics/Lens• Lens Type : Sony G-Lens
• Aperture : iAuto(F3.5/F8.0(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5/F8.0(W)) / Manual(F3.5/F8.0(W)) (2 Steps with ND Filter)
• Optical Zoom : 10x
• Digital Zoom : Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
• Total Zoom : Approximately 20x with Precision Digital Zoom
• Smart Zoom® Technology : 10M:Approx.11x(Total), 5M:Approx.16x(Total), VGA:Approx.67x(Total), 16:9(2M):Approx.22x(Total)
• Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 4.25-42.5mm
• Macro Mode : iAuto(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(3.28') to Infinity)
Exposure System• Metering : Yes
• Scene Mode(s) : High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Advanced Sports / Gourmet / Pet
• D-Range Optimizer : Plus / Standard / Off
• ISO : Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
• White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1(White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push.
LCD Display• LCD Type : 3.0" Clear Photo LCD (230,400 pixels)
• Histogram : Yes
Recording• Media Type : 45MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo™ Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), optional Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo™, optional SD/SDHC/SDXC media10
• Still Image Max Effective Resolution : Aprox. 14.1 Megapixels
• Video Resolution : 1280 x 720 (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.9Mbps,6Mbps) / VGA (640 x 480) (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.3Mbps)
• Microphone/Speaker : Mono / Mono
Drive System• Drive Mode : Normal / Burst
• Self-timer : Yes (Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec.)
• Shutter Speeds : iAuto(2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,600) / Manual(30"-1/1600)
• Burst Mode : Approx.1.84 fps at 14.1MP (maximum 4 shots)
Focus Control• AF Modes : 9 points AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF
• AF Illuminator : Auto / Off
Advanced Features• Face Detection : 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority)
• Image Stabilization : Optical
• In-Camera Editing : Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Convenience Features• Red-Eye Reduction : Auto / On / Off
• Date / Time Stamp : Available in the included PMB software.
• Erase/Protect : Yes/Yes
• Media/Battery Indicator : Yes/Yes
• Power Save Mode : Standard / Stamina /Off
Interface• SD Output : Yes
• HD Output : Component (1080i)
• USB Port(s) : Yes - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
• PictBridge Compatible : Yes
Weights and Measurements• Dimensions (Approx.) : W x H x D: 4 1/8" x 2 3/8" x 13/16" (102.9mm x 57.7mm x 28.9mm)
• Weight (Approx.) : Body: Approx. 6.0oz. (170g), With battery and Memory Stick media: 7.1oz. (200g)
Flash• Flash Modes : Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Off
• Flash Coverage : ISO Auto: Approx.0.25-Approx.4.1m(Approx.0.82'-Approx.13.5')(W) / Approx.1.0-Approx.2.6m(Approx.3.28'-Approx.8.53')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.8.2m(Approx26.9)(W) / Approx.5.2m(Approx17.06')(T)
Software• Supplied Software : Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.0, PMB Portable 5.0 (for Windows), PMB Portable 1.1 (for Macintosh), Music Transfer
• Operating System Compatibility : Microsoft® Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Macintosh® OS X(v10.4-v10.6)
Power• Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM G type 3.6V
• Battery Capacity : Approx. 155 minutes / Approx. 310 images (when shooting still images)
• Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.1W
• Rechargable Battery Pack (NP-BG1)
• Battery Charger
• Multi Connector Cable (A/V, USB)
• Wrist strap
• Software CD-ROM
• Sony Warranty