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.
To capture fast-moving subjects in split-second 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 more
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.
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.
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 effects.
For more creative freedom, a simple wheel-dial control lets you quickly change camera settings in manual modes (shutter speed priority, aperture priority, manual exposure) and also control ISO sensitivity, focus area, and exposure value. In play mode, the wheel dial provides a quick way to view your next or previous shot.
The DSC-H3 can capture VGA (640 x 480) audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second6).
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 noise.
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 high-speed Photo Printers that make 4” x 6” prints in about 45 seconds. (Cradle/charger and printer sold separately)
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 high-sensitivity shooting.
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 conditions.
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.
Sony’s Smart Zoom® feature lets you crop in close on the central portion of interest in your photo while avoiding the image degradation of other digital zooms -- with 17X HD Smart Zoom® function at 1920 x 1080 resolution for 16:9 widescreen display, 51X Smart Zoom® function at VGA resolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irritating “glowing eyes” can ruin even the most creative photos -- so the DSC-H3 gives you in-camera correction at the touch of a button to reduce lingering red-eye effect that other systems might miss.
The DSC-H3 allows you to capture a limited number of shots in-camera for later transfer to PC or Memory Stick Duo™ media -- so even if you forget your flash memory card, you can always get the shot.
The DSC-H3 provides up to 330 shots3 with a fully charged NP-BG1 Lithium Ion battery -- enough shooting capacity to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation.
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