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First review of 12X Sony H1 with IS

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Anonymous
March 4, 2005 9:54:24 AM

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Woodchuck Bill wrote:
> http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Sony-Cyber-sho...

Pity about the f/3.7 lens, the very poor resolution, non-swivel viewfinder
and the requirement to use memory stick, though. I though that Sony had
learned their lesson and were including CF intheir cameras? There are
suggestions they skimped on the lens as well. Having the name it will
sell, I suppose!

Thanks for the pointer, Bill.

David
Anonymous
March 4, 2005 12:03:50 PM

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David J Taylor <david-taylor@blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk> wrote:
> Woodchuck Bill wrote:
>> http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Sony-Cyber-sho...
>
> Pity about the f/3.7 lens, the very poor resolution, non-swivel viewfinder
> and the requirement to use memory stick, though. I though that Sony had
> learned their lesson and were including CF intheir cameras? There are
> suggestions they skimped on the lens as well. Having the name it will
> sell, I suppose!

Exactly, this will sell to people who don't know about consumer
electronics, don't know about cameras, but do know Sony as a brand
name. It'll be all over your local Sony Centre, and invisible anywhere
else ;) 

It looks like they missed so many opportunities with that camera. Pity,
the F828 looked pretty damn good... and doing a sensible followup to
that would've been interesting.

pete
--
pete@fenelon.com "Send lawyers, guns and money...."
Anonymous
March 4, 2005 6:10:43 PM

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"David J Taylor"
<david-taylor@blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk> wrote in
news:ACTVd.28090$8B3.757@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk:

> Woodchuck Bill wrote:
>> http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Sony-Cyber-sho...
>> rst-Impressions-Review-.htm
>
> Pity about the f/3.7 lens, the very poor resolution, non-swivel
> viewfinder and the requirement to use memory stick, though. I
> though that Sony had learned their lesson and were including CF
> intheir cameras? There are suggestions they skimped on the lens
> as well. Having the name it will sell, I suppose!
>
> Thanks for the pointer, Bill.
>
> David
>
>

Not exactly the most detailed review, this one is, but I've no doubts
that Phil will eventually get to this camera. I agree with you about
most of the shortcomings compared to the FZ20, but I'm not so sure if
the outsourced Zeiss-branded lens would have mattered much.

At $500, I can think of quite a few more interesting cameras (FZ20, G6,
etc.) in the price range.

--

Bill
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