Sony Cybershot H70 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot H70

Really small
Size
Compact 101x57x28 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

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
280 ms shutter lag
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x29 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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
101x57x28 mm vs 103x58x29 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
194 g vs 200 g
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Almost the same
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              H701 fps
              DSC-H551.8 fps
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              H70510 ms
              DSC-H55280 ms
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $378

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

              Digicam

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:18 PM, March 31, 2011)
              What do you mean?
               
              Thermadhom (1:15 PM, March 31, 2011)
              this is your marketing technic h55 and h70