Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Review

Overall Score

32

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-250 mm (10x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 103 x 58 x 29 mm, 200g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Overview


First introduced in June, 2010, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Sony H55 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sensor resolution of Sony H55 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Sony H55 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony H55


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
3.5 Lens at Wide
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 has an Overall Score of 32/100 and ranked #647 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1064 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony H55 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
28
Value for money score
51
Portability score
96
Overall score
32
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Sony H55


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 weighs 200g and has external dimensions of 103 x 58 x 29mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.14"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Sony H55 is 25 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony H55
200g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony H55
29mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-H55
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 200 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 200 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 200 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 200 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Pentax MX-1 Pentax MX-1 391 g 200 g 122 x 61 x 51 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Samsung WB30F Samsung WB30F 128 g 200 g 98 x 58 x 17 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 200 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 200 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 103 x 58 x 29 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-H55
Announced June, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Slow Syncro, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-BG1
Physical
Weight 200 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 58 x 29 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo/ PRO HG-Duo, SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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