Sony DSC-H20 Specification

Sony DSC-H20 Specification
Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
Sony® Cyber-shot® DSC-H20 digital camera. Featuring Intelligent
Auto mode, the H20 with a 10x high zoom lens, automatically
detects 8 scene conditions and selects the appropriate camera
settings. Face Detection captures faces more naturally and helps
prevent blur8. Also, now record high definition videos in 720p HD
and enjoy your memories on your HDTV.
• iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
• 720p high definition movie
• Large 3.0”sup1/sup LCD display (230k pixels) to focus and view
• iSCN detects 8 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings
• Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization reduces blur
• Face Detection captures faces with natural skin tones
• Smile Shutter™ mode automatically captures a smile
• DRO Standard and Plus optimizes exposure and contrast
• Anti-blink Function and Red-eye Reduction
• Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens with 10x optical zoom
• 10.1 megapixel Super HAD™ CCD image sensor
• BIONZ™ Imaging Processor
• High Sensitivity ISO 3200 for low light shooting
• 14 Convenient Photo Modes
• Easy Shooting Mode simplifies the menu
• 16:9 High Resolution Shooting Mode
• Easy image management helps find your pictures
• PHOTOMUSIC featuresup3/sup combines HD slideshow with music
• HDTV Compatibilitysup5/sup for sharing picture in hi-def.
• PhotoTV HD Mode with compatible BRAVIA® HDTVssup2/sup
• In-Camera Retouching Tools
• Creative Painting Tools on touch-screen panel
• Wide-Zoom Display resizes images to 16:9
• Bundled PMB Software to manage images on compatible
• Available in black.
10.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Image Sensor:
A powerful 10.1 megapixel 1/2.3” Super HAD™ CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous
images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 10.1 megapixels, you
can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19”) size, or crop your images and still
come away with high resolution shots.
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens with 10x Optical Zoom:
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 10x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects
closer for great outdoor, sports, and travel photos.
3.0" Clear Photo LCD™ display (230k pixels):
Generous 3.01 (230K pixels) Clear Photo LCD™ plus display features sharp, natural color that
makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight..
BIONZ™ image processor:
The BIONZ™ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect
from a Sony® digital camera.
Available in:
The Cyber-shot® DSC-H20 camera is available in black.
Intelligent Auto Mode:
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode goes beyond traditional auto settings by recognizing and
adjusting to scene conditions and lighting, enhancing natural skin tones, and reducing blur. By
incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection, and
Optical SteadyShot, iAuto lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology
without leaving auto mode. Whether you’re shooting expansive landscapes, capturing
playground action, or taking pictures at a birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto will
optimize your camera’s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
HD Movie:
Capture more of your memories in high definition (720p) video. Record HD movies in 720p
high definition MPEG4 format for stunning large-screen home movie playback. Record up to
29 min in 720p format (or up to 2GB) per movie6.
Intelligent Scene Recognition:
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects eight different types of
scenes conditions (Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a Tripod,
Portrait, Landscape, and Macro) and within 1/30th of a second selects the appropriate
camera settings:. iSCN has 2 modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a
single shot using the optimal settings. In Advance Mode, the camera takes a photo with the
standard automatic settings and, in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes
a second photo with optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
Face Detection technology:
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus,
exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It
can also give priority to children or adults. Newly added Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO
sensitivity and accelerates the shutter speed when facial movement is detected, reducing
blur in the subjects face.
Selected Face Memory:
Optimizing focus, exposure, and white balance for a specific face is easier now with
selectable facial memory, even when the subject leaves the frame. This feature is perfect at
weddings and other events the goal is always to focus on a certain person.
Anti-blink Function:
It's frustrating to think you've captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover
one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. The Anti-blink function works
to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink
function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is
detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Red-eye Reduction:
Red-eye Reduction helps reduce common red-eye problems.
Smile Shutter™ Technology:
The popular Smile Shutter™ technology automatically detects and captures a smiling face.
Simply activate by pressing the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera will capture a smile
the moment it happens. You can also select subject priority (Adult or Child Priority or using the
cross key buttons on the camera) and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity to
high (small smile), medium (laugh) or low (grin). Great substitute of self timer, smile once all are
ready and the camera will capture the smile.
Double Anti-blur Solution:
The combination of Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and High ISO sensitivity helps
compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur, and allows flash-free shooting to preserve the
Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization:
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake
and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200):
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without
the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to eight ISO
settings (Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to
adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus:
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to
determine the best exposure and contrast settings for almost any shooting environment. The
result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked
eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a
dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even
greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image
Convenient Photo Modes:
Choose from 14 convenient photo modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions.
Photo modes include iAuto, Easy, Program, Manual and Scene Selection such as High
Sensitivity, Advance Sports Shooting, Landscape, Soft Snap, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Beach,
Snow, Fireworks and Gourmet Mode. Gourmet Mode lets you capture mouth-watering
culinary creations with all the color and clarity of images you see in gourmet magazines.
Intelligent Auto Focus:
Automatically detects changing subject brightness and zoom ratio and pre-focuses the
camera making it far more responsive.
9-Point Auto Focus:
Because an off-centered subject can make your shot more interesting, a 9-point auto focus
system measures nine precision focus points, giving you greater creative freedom to compose
your images.
Burst Mode:
You can fire up to 100 shots at approximately 0.62 second intervals (at any resolution; VGA to
high resolution mode. Results may vary based on settings and Memory Stick™ media being
Function Guide:
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and
settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
Simplified Buttons:
Buttons and menus have been simplified to get the fastest and easiest customer experience.
Shooting dial focus on the type of customer: Easy, intelligent Auto, Scene, Program and
Movie. Also most common used functions such as Zoom, Play and Delete are handy in hard
buttons. All other functions can be found under one menu button
Easy Shooting Mode:
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode,
easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera
switches to all automatic settings with iSCN so you can just take the photo without worrying
about settings. The menu is also simplified on playback to provide limited but straight forward
operating functions for those afraid of choosing wrong settings.
16:9 High Resolution Mode:
Using the 16:9 High Resolution Mode, you can record high resolution images in the 16:9 aspect
ratio favored by HDTVs. This setting is ideal if you plan to view your images on a compatible
HDTV6and invite friends and family members over for a slideshow.
Memory Stick Duo™ Media Convenience:
The Cyber-shot® DSC-H20 camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media (sold separately).
Stamina® Battery Power:
Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully-charged lithium-ion
battery. The included battery supports up to 290 shotssup7/sup.
Easy Image Management:
Easy Image Management takes the hassle out of sorting through large volumes of image
data, so you can quickly select and view your desired photos. Photos can be browsed in four
convenient ways: by Standard Folder view, Date view, Event view, and Favorites showing only
user-selected images. You can also harness the power of Face Detection technology to filter
by face type (choices include All People, Children, Infants, and Smiles).
In-Camera Retouching Tools:
Retouch and enhance your pictures on the go with 10 in-camera editing functions: Trimming,
Red-Eye Correction, Soft Focus, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, Radial Blur, Retro, Happy
Face and Unsharp Masking effects.
Multi-purpose Resize function:
The Multi-purpose Resize function lets you change the aspect ratio of an image right in the
camera, so you can adjust images as necessary, whether you want to display them on a
compatible HDTV5, or e-mail them / upload them to a blog4.
HDTV Compatibility:
View your photos and videos in glorious high definition on a Sony® BRAVIA® or similar HDTV
using the optional VMC-MHC2 HD output adapter cable (sold separately).
PhotoTV HD:
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV
HD-capable Sony® BRAVIA® HDTVs2. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your HDTV, such as
sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like actual printed photos.
Wide Zoom display:
To use the entire image area of the compatible HDTV screen (sold separately), Wide Zoom
display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
PHOTOMUSIC3 combines images with music (5 minutes per track) to produce fun and
entertaining slide shows. The standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish).
Select from pre-loaded tracks on camera or transfer your own from your compatible PC (sold
Picture Motion Browser ver. 4.2.02:
Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser ) PC software7 provides a simple, easy-to-use way to
transfer video and still images to your PC, as well as sort, edit, and output to data disc and the
Web (compatible PC with internet connection required). Finding your images with PMB is easy
with Calendar view and Face Search. Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many)
and also a specific person’s face. Share images and videos on popular sharing sites with
Media Services function.
Still shots: 38380mm / Movie
16:9: 39-390mm
/ Movie 4:3 :47470mm
Auto F3.5./F8.0(W)
/ Program auto
F3.5./F8.0 (W) /
Manual F3.5./F8.0
Digital Zoom
Smart Zoom /
Precision Digital
Zoom / Off
Plus / Minus 2.0EV,
1 / 3EV step
Face Detection
8 face(flash, focus,
exposure, white
balance, child/
adult priority,
blink, face motion
Focal Length
9 points / Center
Weighted AF /
Spot AF / Semi
Manual (1.0m
/ 3.0m / 7.0m
/ unlimited
Macro Mode
Auto Macro /
Macro On
Optical Zoom
Shutter Speed
Auto(2" - 1/2,000)
/ Program
Auto(1" - 1/2,000)
/ Manual(30" 1/2,000)
Smart Zoom®
Total Zoom
Weights and Measurements
Convenience Features
Approx. 145
minutes / Approx.
290 images
Battery Type
type 3.6V
Microsoft® 2000
XP Home and
Macintosh® OS
9.1/9.2/OS X (10.110.5)
Picture Motion
Browser Vers
4.2.02 + USB Driver
(Not supported
by Macintosh®
Auto / Off
Available in the
included PMB
Multi connector
Yes via Mutli-Use
Infrared System
HD Output
Yes (1080i)
Power Save
Yes (after approx.
3 min. of inactivity)
USB Port(s)
Yes - USB2.0 HiSpeed
Auto / On / Off
Self Timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2
seconds, Off)
Advanced Features
Trimming / Red
Eye Correction /
Soft Focus / Partial
Color / Fisheye
Lens / Cross Filter /
Retro / Radial Blur
/ Unsharp Masking
/ Happy Faces
Service and Warranty
Warranty Term
Dimensions (Approx.)
Normal (JPEG)
/ Burst (JPEG) /
Bracketing (JPEG)
- AE(Plus / Minus
0.3EV / 0.7EV /
White Balance
Auto / Daylight
/ Cloudy /
Fluorescent 1
(White Fluorescent
Lighting) /
Fluorescent 2
(Natural White
Lighting) /
Fluorescent 3 (Day
White Fluorescent
Lighting) /
Incandescent /
Flash / One Push
Limited 1 Year
Parts & Labor
Inputs and Outputs
Operating Conditions
Flash Effective
ISO Auto: Approx.
0.2 - Approx. 7.0m
(Approx. 0.66'
- Approx. 23.0')
(W) / Approx.
0.9 - Approx. 5.5
(Approx.2.95' Approx. 18.0') (T),
ISO3200: up to
Approx. 14.0m
(Approx. 45.9') (W)
/ Approx. 11.1m
(Approx. 36.4') (T)
Auto / Flash On
/ Slow Syncro /
Flash Off
10.1 MP
Flash Mode(s)
11MB internal
Flash Memory,
optional Memory
Stick Duo™ Media,
optional Memory
Stick PRO Duo™
3.0"sup1/sup Clear
Photo LCD Plus
(230,400 pixels)
Color Mode(s)
Normal / Vivid /
Sepia / B&W
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss 017®
Movie Mode(s)
1280 x 720(Fine)
Progressive) / 1280
x 720(Standard)
Progressive) /
VGA(640 x 480,
10 elements in 9
groups (including
Mono / Mono
Still Image
AF Illuminator
Real Imaging
Scene Mode(s)
Intelligent Auto /
Easy Shooting /
Program Auto /
Manual Exposure
/ Movie (Auto
Adjustment /
High Sensitivity)
/ Scenes (High
Sensitivity / Twilight
/ Twilight Portrait
/ Soft Snap /
Landscape /
Beach / Snow
/ Fireworks /
Sports Shooting,
Approx. 9.8oz.
(279g) - With
battery and
Memory Stick
Approx. 20x
Max 100 shots at
approx. 1.8 fps
Flash Media
Tested to support
up to 16GB
Memory Stick
DUO PRO™ media
does not support
Access Control
security function.
Drive System
Burst Mode
W x H x D: 4
1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1
7/8" (107.3mm x
68.7mm x 47.1mm)
1.Viewable area, measured diagonally
2.Compatible BRAVIA™ HDTV, HDMI or component cable (sold separately) required for PhotoTV HD viewing. Specifications of the BRAVIA HDTV shown vary according to market region.
3.Four preset music tracks stored in internal memory. Imported music tracks can be up to five minutes long. When using Music Transfer to download music, tracks longer than five minutes
will be reduced to five minutes when uploading to the Cyber-shot® camera.
4.Requires Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2, or Windows Vista. Not supported by Mac OS.
5.HD Viewing requires an HD output adapter cable (VMC-MHC2), sold separately.
6.Maximum of 29 minutes continuous recording per video clips, limited to available capacity on storage media.
7.Under average conditions; when fully charged, actual results may vary based on camera settings and conditions of use.
© 2009 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cyber-shot, Xtra Fine LCD, BIONZ, Smile Shutter, Optical
Steadyshot, Memory Stick PRO Duo, HDNA, Super HAD, Stamina, and the Sony, Cyber-shot, SteadyShot, Smile Shutter, Face Detection, BIONZ, and HDNA logos are trademarks of Sony. All
other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Non-metric weights and measurements are approximate and may vary.
/Updated: January 18, 2012
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