Sony Cybershot H70 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot H70

Really small
Size
Compact (102×58×29 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
Light-weight
Weight
194 g
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (103×58×29 mm)
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 34 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-H70.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55.

differences

Advantages of the Sony H70

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Size
Slightly smaller
102×58×29 mm vs 103×58×29 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
194 g vs 200 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$198.00 vs $234.64
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H55

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Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.8 fps vs 1 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              H701 fps
              DSC-H551.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              H7010.8x
              DSC-H5510x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $495

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is much smaller
              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

              Travel zoom

              $549

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

              Compact

              $264

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $327

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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