Sony DSC-H3/B Specification

Sony DSC-H3/B Specification
Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
Longer zoom in smaller size. The Sony® Cyber-shot® DSC-H3 is easy to carry for great shots virtually
anywhere -- with 8.1 PM resolution, long-range 10X Optical zoom and Advanced Sports Mode to
capture fast action. Also: Super SteadyShot® image stabilization, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), Face
Detection, HD Output1 and much more.
10X Zoom in a Sleek Compact Body
Sony radically redesigned the
positioning of key camera components
to fit a powerful 10X Optical zoom
capability into a compact design
that’s easy to carry anywhere. The grip
fits firmly into your hand, the lens ring
adds a high-performance feel -- and the
top-mounted Wheel Dial lets you adjust
shooting modes faster.
High-Power Carl Zeiss® 10X Optical
A superb lens for bringing long-distance
subjects up close, the pro-quality Carl
Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens design of the
DSC-H3 provides 10X Optical zoom
design -- with 20X Digital zoom to
enlarge the center portion of the picture
so you see even more detail.
8.1 MP Super HAD™ CCD
More megapixels give you more detail
and definition for editing, cropping,
and making large digital prints. Sony’s
advanced Super HAD™ (Hole
Accumulated Diode) CCD design
allows more light to pass to each pixel,
increasing sensitivity and reducing
Advanced Sports Mode
To capture fast-moving subjects in splitsecond detail, the DSC-H3 combines
high shutter speed (up to 1/2000 sec.)
with Continuous AF and predictive
focus control that tracks moving
subjects and forecasts their position
during the interval between shutter
release and image capture -- a great
way to catch the perfect moment in
sports, children’s games, pet tricks and
Face Detection
Because the face makes the photo,
Sony has created Face Detection
technology that recognizes up to 8
faces in a photo and automatically
controls focus, exposure, color and
flash to bring out the best in everyone.
Unlike some competitive systems, Sony
Face Detection makes skin tones look
more natural and reduces red-eye with
pre-strobe flash.
HD Output1
With direct HD output1 to spectacular
Sony Bravia® and other compatible
HDTV screens, you can view DSC-H3 still
photos in high definition clarity and
detail. Optional HD solutions include a
Cyber-shot cradle/charger with
component cable output and highspeed Photo Printers that make 4” x 6”
prints in about 45 seconds.
(Cradle/charger and printer sold
Powerful, Versatile Flash
With flash powerful enough to
illuminate subjects up to 23 feet away,
the DSC-H3 opens up new opportunities
for flash photography -- including
dimly lit interiors and outdoor shots at
twilight. Auto Daylight Synchro
provides effective fill-in flash
illumination for backlit subjects -- and
Macro Flash lets you take ultra-close-up
shots with optimal exposure and
minimal “whiteout” effect.
Super SteadyShot® Optical Image
Other image stabilization systems crop
in to compensate for “camera shake” -but with the Super SteadyShot® system,
optical sensors detect camera
movement and send correcting signals
to a stabilization lens that allows even
ultra-long-distance digital photos to
capture more detail with less camera
shake distortion.
High Sensitivity Mode
With Super SteadyShot® image
stabilization to minimize blur, High
Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200) lets the
DSC-H3 shoot effectively in low light
without flash to preserve the mood -and Sony’s original Clear RAW™ NR
(Noise Reduction) image processing
technology helps suppress the color
noise that can accompany highsensitivity shooting.
HD Slide Show with Music
It’s the high-definition viewing
experience that makes photos come
alive on compatible HDTV screens,
accompanied by your choice of visual
effects and any of four preset musical
selections stored in memory or your
favorite MP3 tunes downloaded from
PC to your camera for use as
background music 7 .
9-Point Auto Focus
Because an off-center subject can make
your shot more interesting, the DSC-H3
can measure auto-focus precision at 9
points on your screen -- giving you
greater creative freedom to compose
your image.
D-Range Optimization
Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz™
high-speed processing engine, D-Range
Optimization preserves image data in
bright highlights and reveals more
detail in shadows or backlit areas -- for
great results even in difficult lighting
In-Camera Retouching
The DSC-H3 lets you add creative effects
to photos after you shoot -- including
soft edge filter to soften backgrounds,
cross filter to place starry “dazzles” at
highlight points, partial color filter to
mute surrounding colors, even fish-eye
filter to create interesting fish-eye lens
In-Camera Red-Eye Reduction
Irritating “glowing eyes” can ruin even
the most creative photos -- so the DSCH3 gives you in-camera correction at
the touch of a button to reduce
lingering red-eye effect that other
systems might miss.
2.5”2 LCD Screen, Simple Controls
The DSC-H3 provides a large, bright
LCD screen -- plus simple camera
menus, a Home button for quick access
to necessary functions, and a simple
Function Guide that displays menu
information to make it easier for
beginners to learn camera features.
Wheel Dial for Manual Exposure Modes
31 MB Internal Memory
Up to 51X Smart Zoom® Feature5
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
Stamina® Battery Power
Megapixel: 8.1 MP
Imaging Device: 1/2.5" Super HAD™
Recording Media: Optional Memory
Stick™ DUO Media, optional
Memory Stick PRO DUO™ Media,
optional Memory Stick PRO DUO™
(High Speed), optional Memory
White Balance: Automatic, Cloudy,
Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2,
Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds,
Memory Stick PRO™ Media
Compatibility: Tested to support up
to 8GB Memory Stick PRO DUO™
media capacity8 ; does not support
Access Control security function.
Still Image Mode(s): Burst, Normal
JPEG (Fine/Fine A4), Bracket Exposure
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes
Burst Mode: Yes
Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
Date/Time Stamp: No/ No
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
Color Mode(s): Black & White, Natural,
Sepia, Vivid
Convenience Features
AF Illuminator Light: Yes
PictBridge Compatible: Yes
Multi-Pattern Measuring: Yes
SteadyShot® Image Stabilization: Yes
Scene Mode(s): Advanced Sports
Shooting, Beach, Fireworks, High
Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Soft
Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
Movie Mode(s): MPEG VX Fine with
Audio (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX
Fine requires Memory Stick PRO
DUO™ media), MPEG VX Standard
with Audio (640x480 at 16.6fps),
Presentation Mode (320x240 at
Power Save Mode: Yes (after approx. 3
min. of inactivity)
In-Camera Editing: Red-eye correction,
soft focus filter, trimming, cross filter,
partial color filter, fish-eye filter
Inputs and Outputs
Accessory Terminal: N/A
Audio/Video Output(s): No
USB Port(s): Yes (Supports USB 2.05 )
HD Output: Yes - 1080i (with optional
LCD: 2.5"2 (115K Pixels TFT LCD Screen)
Viewfinder: N/A
Lens Construction: 10 Elements in 9
Groups, including 1 Aspheric Element
Microphone/Speaker: Yes/ Yes
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Docking Station: N/A
Operating Conditions
Flash Mode(s): Auto, Forced On, Forced
Off, Slow Synch
Focal Length: 6.3 - 63 mm
Cyber-shot® Digital Still Camera
35mm Equivalent: 38 - 380 mm
Focus: 9 Area Multi-Point AF, Monitoring
Aperture Range: Auto, (f3.5-f10.0)
Shutter Speed: Auto( 1/2000 - 1/4 ) /
Program auto( 1/2000 - 1 ) / Manual
( 1/2000 - 30 )
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3
EV Step Increments
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
Smart Zoom® Technology: Up to 12X
(5MP), 15X (3MP), 17X (16:9 2MP) 51X
(VGA Resolution)4
Digital Zoom: 0-2.0X (Precision)
Optical Zoom: 10X
Macro Mode: Yes
Total Zoom: 20X
Face Detection: Yes
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion NP-BG1
Battery Capacity: 3.6V, 960 mAh
Supplied Software: Windows: Picture
Motion Browser Vers 2.1 + USB Driver
Operating System Compatibility:
Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP
Home and Professional, Vista;
Macintosh® OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.110.4)
Weight: 9.3 oz (264 g) Body; 13.4 oz.
(380 g) including Battery and
optional Memory Stick™ DUO Media
Measurements: 4 3/16" x 2 11/16" x 1
7/8" (106 x 68.5 x 47.5 mm)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts &
Supplied Accessories
Rechargeable Battery - NP-BG1
Battery Charger - BCCSG/CSGB/CSGC
Multi Connector Cable - USB, AV
Power Cord
Shoulder strap
Lens Cap
Lens Cap Strap
Lens Hood
Lens Adaptor Ring
CD-ROM Software
Note: No Memory Stick® DUO media or
adaptors are included.
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (NPBG1)
Battery Charger (BC-TRG)
AC Power Adaptor (AC-LS5K)
Wide-Angle Conversion Lens (VCLDH0758)
Multi Connector Cable (USB, AV)
GPS Unit Kit (GPS-CS1KA)
Memory Stick PRO DUO™ Media(MSX512S)
Memory Stick PRO DUO™ Media(MSX1GST)
Memory Stick PRO DUO™ Media(MSX2GS)
Memory Stick PRO DUO™ Media(MSXM4GS)
Memory Stick PRO DUO™ Media(MSXM8GS)
1 : HD Output requires a Sony® HD connector cable (sold separately).
2 : Viewable area, measured diagonally
3 : Actual results may vary based on product settings, usage patterns, battery and environmental
4 : Smart Zoom® feature will not work at highest resolution setting.
5 : Not all products with USB 2.0 connectors may communicate with each other.
6 : Shooting at high frame rate of up to 30 frames per second requires Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media.
7 : Maximum playback length of each music file is 180 seconds.
8 : A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
© 2007 Sony Electronics Inc.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Bionz,
Bravia, Clear RAW, Cyber-shot, Handycam, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Smart Zoom,
Stamina, Super HAD, and Super SteadyShot are trademarks of Sony. All other trademarks are
trademarks of their respective owners.
Color: Black
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Last Updated: 03/05/2009
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