Hi, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET Reviews and this is a look at the SONY Cyber
Shot DSCH55, it's a 14megapixel compact mega zoom, featuring a 25-millimeter equivalent
wide-angle lens with a 10X zoom, and it's one of the company's highest quality G lenses to. The
camera also features a bright, 3-inch display on back, HD movie capture, SONY sweep
panorama mode, and a basic manual mode for those who want to play with shutter speed and
aperture settings. Controls are basic and straight forward and the interface is easy to navigate
thanks to large text and a streamlined layout. Shooting performance is on the slow side,
particularly shot-to-shot times, it's not horrible but if you are looking for fast, the H55 isn't. Lastly,
while I'm not generally impressed by the photos from compact mega zooms, particularly lower
priced models, the H55 is capable of turning out some excellent pictures. Like most compacts
though, the quality noticeably drops off above ISO 200. Photos are usable at sensitivities up to
ISO 1600, but give it plenty of light and you will get far better results. Video quality is merely
okay, but you do get use of the optical zoom while recording. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the
SONY Cyber Shot DSCH55.
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