Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera

By Christina VanGinkel

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera is a good camera for someone who wants to be able to snap a picture without a lot of thinking, and still end up with beautiful results, but at the same time, has a few extras available to increase your options when attempting the ultimate shot. I came to this conclusion when a friend asked me for a recommendation on what camera to buy if she were to choose a new digital to replace her older model 35MM. She wanted something that she could forego the use of film with, but still be able to tweak her setting when she desired. At the same time, she wanted a camera that she did not have to do a whole lot of finagling with if she just wanted to snap a couple quick shots.

In addition, she did not want to have to keep spending money to purchase this lens, or that filter, but if some were available, she would not mind having the choices there if she were to choose to increase her options. Specifically, she wanted help choosing a digital camera that had it all. This camera does have a couple of extra lenses and filters, including the VCL-DH1758 58mm High Grade 1.7X Telephoto Conversion Lens VCL-DH1758, to help make your optical zoom shots more outstanding than you ever imagined possible with a digital, and a VCL-M3358 58mm Close Up Lens VCL-M3358 to make macro shots quick and simple. It also has a couple of extra filters available, including a VF-58CPKS 58mm Polarizing Filter Kit VF-58CPKS, to help intensify colors and maximize contrast. Also available is the VF-58M 58mm Neutral Density Filter Kit VF-58M to help you take the perfect photo is bright sunlight, perfect for beach photos. All of these extras come in their own protective cases, so you do not have to worry about damage from scratches or bangs when trying to fit them into your existing carrying case.

This camera also has a secondary flash available, the HVL-FSL1B Cyber-shot® Slave Flash with Bracket HVL-FSL1B, which will automatically sync with the camera's built in flash, and has controls so that you can control the density of the flash, allowing you to get the perfect shot in even some of the darkest conditions. It also takes into account the camera's red eye function. In addition, it comes with its own bracket, which will make installing it easy, and it comes with its own carrying case and battery, so you will be all set to use it when it arrives.

Not to be done there, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera also has a HVL-RLA Macro Photography Ring Light HVL-RLA available. This is perfect for those times you need extra light when snapping those macro close up photos.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera comes with a 12X optic lens, 5.1 Mega pixel Super HAD TM CCD, 2.5 inch LCD monitor, seven pre set scene modes, including Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, High-Speed Shutter, and Candle, and 0 – 48X Smart Zoom TM Feature. It also has Super Steady Shot® Optical Image Stabilization, Real Imaging Processor TM Technology, Live Histogram Display, 14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion, 3 Area Multi-Point Auto Focus, Manual Exposure Mode, AF (Auto Focus) Illuminator, Selectable Focus Mode, Multi-Pattern Measuring, Pre-Flash Metering, Slow Shutter Noise Reduction, 9 Shot Burst Mode, Multi-Burst Mode, MPEG and Movie VX Standard/Fine Mode with Audio. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera is also PictBridge compatible, which means it will work seamlessly with any PictBridge ready printer. Just plug in the camera directly to the printer via the supplies USB cable, and you can print without having to go through a computer. You simply use the menu that pops right up on the screen of the camera.

If you are in the market for an all around, full featured digital camera that goes a bit beyond the average, then be sure to check out the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera. It has it all, and then some, and at a price less than four hundred dollars, thanks to Sony recently dropping the price on this hot seller. With a price that low for all of the features, if your budget permits you might just want to add the extra lens and filters if they are of interest to you.

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