Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Specifications

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 (black)

Part Number: DSCH3/B

General

  • Depth
    1.9 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    8.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Super HAD CCD
  • Total Pixels
    8300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Digital Zoom
    20 x
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG VX
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    7.9 in - 23 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Display

  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, high sensitivity, landscape, snow, soft snap, sports mode, twilight mode, twilight portrait
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/4 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

  • Type
    Carl Zeiss 10 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 63 mm - f/3.5-4.4
  • Lens Construction
    9 groups / 10 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-4.4
  • Min Focal Length
    6.3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    63 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    38 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    19.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    10
  • Filter Size
    58 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Memory / Storage

  • Installed Size
    31 MB
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Video Capture
    MPEG - 160 x 112 - 8 fps
    MPEG - 640 x 480 - 16.6 fps
    MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    30 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    audio recording, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB
    1 x composite video/audio output
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Type
    USB, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/4 sec

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-BG1
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-BG1

Software

  • Type
    Driver, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Picture Package

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.4, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows ME, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP Home Edition, MS Windows XP Professional
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Cyber-shot
  • Model
    DSC-H3B
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Digital Zoom
    20 x
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG VX
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    audio recording, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, high sensitivity, landscape, snow, soft snap, sports mode, twilight mode, twilight portrait

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    8.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Super HAD CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
  • Total Pixels
    8300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8100000 pixels

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.2 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    9.31 oz

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels

Camera Memory

  • RAM
    31 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, direct print

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    7.9 in
  • Max Shooting Distance
    23 ft

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom. This camera utilizes built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 640 x 480
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG
  • Image Resolution
    160 x 112, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    16.6 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 8 frames per second

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • CNET Labs Shutter lag bright
    0.4
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    1.8
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    2.6
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    2.0
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    1.3

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 (black)

Part Number: DSCH3/B
MSRP: $399.99 Low Price: $299.99 See all prices