Summary Sony DSC-H20

Prices Price
Camera only
$390
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 23
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 26
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 10x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/3.5
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 38 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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The Sony DSC-H20 vs other recent travel zooms

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
38 mm
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.8 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2009
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Below average zoom Help
10x
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None

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Avatar for Syed Zillay Ali Syed Zillay Ali (0:29 PM, February 23, 2012)
The camera, Sony H20 is a gem in its kind. I own this camera since 2 years now, using it flawlessly to capture all kind of photos in all types of environments, dim light, bright daylight, clouds, rainy season, autumn colours.. It just keeps capturing pictures smoothly with all possible details with this size of sensor. I love this camera I must say that Sony has not made any camera in this price and specs range so far that takes such incredible photos. Photo colours are vivid, photos come sharp, easy to focus. 

The only limitation is, it is discontinued and hard to get one now. 
 
Avatar for Jesse Burke Jesse Burke (11:36 PM, September 29, 2011)
Even putting aside price, and putting aside the short-comings this camera has, it's still the best camera I've ever owned. It takes amazing pictures (for this type of camera), and the 720p video AND sound are pretty impressive. I'm looking to replace this camera with something newer, sporting newer technology, and I've been hard-pressed to find another I'm impressed with. The Nikon and Fuji cameras I've tried say they do 1080p video, but the video is terrible quality. The zoom is 30x, but you can't possibly hold the camera stable enough to use that feature.
 
Fcgrant (1:05 PM, January 21, 2011)
I think the H20 would be an excellent "bridge camera" while we wait for camera manufacturers to build a large processor point and shoot camera in a small package. That being said, the H20 has a huge flaw in my mind. The "manual" part of the camera only allows 2 f stops. (wide open and closed) I think the camera takes great pictures at low ASA's (100-200), after than the noise builds. I like it's size and construction. The Olympus EPL-2 might be a camera for me to consider in the future, but I want to be sure they've got their low light focusing problems worked out.