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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H70 16.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom G Lens and 3.0-inch LCD...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 214 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 4.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Size4.6   average
Light4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Photo4.4   average
Zoom4.4   above average
Video4.3   average
Setting4.2   average
Quality4.1   average
Screen3.9   average
Lens3.8   above average
Image3.3   below average
Battery3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"We have to keep the battery out of the camera until its time to take the pictures and then remove it quickly if it is going to be more than 30 min before the next pics or the battery will be dead! "
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")The door at the bottom where you insert the card and battery is very weak, in the way it closes."
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"I was disapointed in the quality of the battery charger...flimsy plastic which looks and feels like it could easily break."
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"Previously owned digital cameras:Olympus xxx (don't recall the model but it was a great camera)Sony Cyber-shot 5.1 mp, 3X zoom - loved itCanon PowerShot S3IS 6.0 mp, 12X zoom - loved it moreNikon L22 Coolpix (wife's camera) - good (but battery door broke)Canon SX30IS, 14.1 mp, 35X zoom - got rid of it after a couple of months use"
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"I used it extensively one day at the Grand Canyon and the battery was dead by the end of the day."
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"However, the ONLY drawback I have with it is the battery...it needs to be recharged in a charger."
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"Battery life is excellent."
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"The fact this fits in my pocket and has a battery is perfect."
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"It is very easy to use and it has a long battery life."
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"I bought a cheapie battery online because we love to take videos and definitely need an extra battery."
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"Previously owned digital cameras:Olympus xxx (don't recall the model but it was a great camera)Sony Cyber-shot 5.1 mp, 3X zoom - loved itCanon PowerShot S3IS 6.0 mp, 12X zoom - loved it moreNikon L22 Coolpix (wife's camera) - good (but battery door broke)Canon SX30IS, 14.1 mp, 35X zoom - got rid of it after a couple of months use"
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Focus

Focus:
"the picture quality is okay, sometimes it focuses on the wrong things and I'm not sure how to do everything manually."
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"The downside, It does a horrible job focusing on distant subjects, as well as moving subjects."
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"The focus wasn't even very impressive."
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"About two weeks later I went to a concert and once again the lens wouldn't focus which was disappointing because I had been looking forward to taking lots of pictures there."
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"Picture stability auto focus is amazing."
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"You get a lot of megapixels and zoom for the price, but I don't think the camera is great at auto focus."
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"love the soft focus feature, it makes beautiful portraits."
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"The downside, It does a horrible job focusing on distant subjects, as well as moving subjects."
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Image

Image:
"i liked the camera it is not out of this world but good enought to take good pics."
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"We have to keep the battery out of the camera until its time to take the pictures and then remove it quickly if it is going to be more than 30 min before the next pics or the battery will be dead! "
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"NOT A GOOD CAMERA FOR EVEN THE SLIGHTEST ACTION PHOTO."
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"The zoom and hi pixel rating are attractive features, but the photos are grainy and cropping to a small portion of a hi-res photo doesn't look good."
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"We had to go outdoors to take the photo, and then the white shirt caused a massive white-wash to occur in the photo which almost ruined it (I cropped the photo to a head shot which was usable).If you plan to use this camera for outdoor photos of landscapes when there is nothing too bright in the field of the photo, then this camera takes good photos."
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"...its been almost 5 years with this camera and still taking good pics."
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"Purchased a cybershot DSC H70 ~2 years ago as an upgrade to buying Canons...Lots of resolution which is nice but images had to be reduced in size to be emailed...Fancier camera with large zoom range but within warranty time, the lens cover cap wouldn't close.... We had it repaired which took ~mo or two and then recently the same thing happened !"
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"It dont take to long to take the pic, great reviews and easy to download."
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"It takes perfect pic inside with and without flash."
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"Outside pics are also great."
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Lens

Lens:
"The only thing that eventually fails on them is the lens motor."
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"I like the camera and all of the features but the dust inside the lense is horrible and requires returning to a service center to correct."
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"When this happens it is very hard to take the lense inside."
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"I've had an Olympus and Panasonic and liked them both much better than this (although both experienced lens errors, which I'm now paying to repair since this camera was a complete dissapointment.)"
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"small, easy to use and a good zoom lens if the wife is happy, I am happy."
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"About two weeks later I went to a concert and once again the lens wouldn't focus which was disappointing because I had been looking forward to taking lots of pictures there."
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"The picture quality was great, the lens worked fine, the zoom was good, everything was fine and dandy."
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"This is great, low price, great lens, and captures the kids playing basketball in doors is perfect."
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"Great high resolutionphotos, and very good zoom lense."
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Light

Light:
"Then I brought it to my new daughter's baptism and I got NOT ONE good picture because of the light coming through the windows."
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"Light management was terrible and the picture itself looked bad, not sharp at all."
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"And it take crisp clear photos in the light and in low light settings."
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"You then point it out the window at the bright light and it adjusts and comes out perfect."
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"Easy to use even in low light."
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"Please do not buy the camera since you will never know whether you will end up with an item which is not working...During the couple of minutes I got to check the image quality of the camera, I can say the quality is great in good lighting condition, OK quality in low light condition."
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Photo

Photo:
"I think my wife's Iphone takes better point and shoot photos, which is disappointing since I am always saying I'll use my camera to take pictures and my phone to call people."
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"I'm pretty good with digital cameras and typically try most of the superfluous features on them - but this camera (Cyber-Shot DSC H70) just doesn't take good photos even with all of the fiddling with features."
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"Something is wrong here when my cell phone camera can take photos faster than the DSC-H70 camera."
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"Easy to transfer photos and videos to your PC."
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"Takes great photos and videos, quality is amazing."
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"Very fast shoot and it takes good photos."
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"And it take crisp clear photos in the light and in low light settings."
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"Photos are good and with excellent clarity and look very neat."
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Price

Price:
"WE REGRET NOT STICKING TO CANNON AND WASTING OUR MONEY ON A CAMERA THAT DOESN'T WORK."
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"I was also able to add the Square Trade warranty to my camera with damage protection at a very reasonable price (about $40)."
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"Works perfect and the quality is very high, its not profesional, but very good for this price, takes best pictures at the day time, and its a sony )))"
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"Though my comments may seem overall negative, I really do think the camera is worth the price."
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"Otherwise, steer clear and spend your money elsewhere."
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"nice camera with very great price"
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"Good product for an good price."
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"Works we'll, good price"
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"For the money, this is a great camera."
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Quality

Quality:
"However, I find the picture quality not to be as good as my previous Olympus."
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"the picture quality is okay, sometimes it focuses on the wrong things and I'm not sure how to do everything manually."
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"Works perfect and the quality is very high, its not profesional, but very good for this price, takes best pictures at the day time, and its a sony )))"
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"Although the image quality taken by the camera is not very well."
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"I was disapointed in the quality of the battery charger...flimsy plastic which looks and feels like it could easily break."
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"What surprised me was that the still pictures were not as good in quality as with my very old DSC T9 6mp camera, also set for auto mode."
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"It is compact, attractive and takes some of the best quality pictures I have ever taken."
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"Good quality."
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"Takes great photos and videos, quality is amazing."
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"great quality Sony is Sony!"
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"However, shots still look great and have an exceptional quality in color and clarity."
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Screen

Screen:
"Weird little icons sometimes appear on the screen about which I haven't a clue what they stand for."
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"This is our second Sony point-and-shoot camera (we broke the screen on the first one) and we love the pictures, panorama capability, and HD video."
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"However, there is no viewfinder, which made it very hard to take video because of the glare off the screen in bright sunlight."
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"Overall I was dissatisfied with the photo and screen quality."
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"I bought the DSC-H90 and believe it or not, that camera too is having the same problem with the screen going black!"
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"Set up is easy and screen is great."
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"I'm in love with this sony pictures are excellent and also the videos, has a huge screen, the zoom is great, I'm very happy for my purchase!"
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"Takes great pictures, fast on focus and easy to manuver from screen too screen.....great quality for the money!"
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Setting

Setting:
"I can manually set the camera for low light settings, I can put it on full automatic, the pictures are just terrible."
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"I have been disappointed in the macro setting on the Sony."
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"I took more than 300 pictures playing around with all the possible settings in different locations -all in daylight- and I have to tell you, I am so very disappointed with this camera."
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"And it take crisp clear photos in the light and in low light settings."
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"I can take 4 pictures on auto setting in a row and only 1 will come out decent."
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"What good is a camera if you have to be messing around with settings before each one?"
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"The camera feels nice and has most controls at user-friendly locations, and takes good pictures at basic auto settings."
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"A lot of settings for different scenarios make for an easy go-to camera, and with its smaller size, it fits right in my pocket or purse."
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Size

Size:
"Secondly when I press the play button the screen shows a small distortion to that side, what worries me because it can damage."
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"Purchased a cybershot DSC H70 ~2 years ago as an upgrade to buying Canons...Lots of resolution which is nice but images had to be reduced in size to be emailed...Fancier camera with large zoom range but within warranty time, the lens cover cap wouldn't close.... We had it repaired which took ~mo or two and then recently the same thing happened !"
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"One of the best small cameras out."
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"I took a little over 2000 pictures and the quality was fantastic, the camera size is great for carrying, plus it is so easy to use."
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"small, easy to use and a good zoom lens if the wife is happy, I am happy."
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"A lot of settings for different scenarios make for an easy go-to camera, and with its smaller size, it fits right in my pocket or purse."
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Video

Video:
"I am not able to download the movies that I made with the camera."
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"The video is terrible."
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"Though the video is not full HD, it is as good as other 1080p HD cameras."
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"The zoom is not that great either, but the only thing i like about this camera is the video, and the software it comes with, it organizes all your pictures really well."
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"I couldn't believe how good the video recording is also."
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"However, there is no viewfinder, which made it very hard to take video because of the glare off the screen in bright sunlight."
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"The features, including great video capability are also top notch."
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"Easy to transfer photos and videos to your PC."
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"Takes great photos and videos, quality is amazing."
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"It works great for recording videos."
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"Videos also look great.. Easy to carry and lots of space with 4GBProDuo memory stick."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The zoom is not that great either, but the only thing i like about this camera is the video, and the software it comes with, it organizes all your pictures really well."
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"Previously owned digital cameras:Olympus xxx (don't recall the model but it was a great camera)Sony Cyber-shot 5.1 mp, 3X zoom - loved itCanon PowerShot S3IS 6.0 mp, 12X zoom - loved it moreNikon L22 Coolpix (wife's camera) - good (but battery door broke)Canon SX30IS, 14.1 mp, 35X zoom - got rid of it after a couple of months use"
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"I didn't give a 5 star because I am not satisfied with the zoom or probably it's just me who has this problem."
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"You can zoom in but you won't be able to tell what you shot."
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"the 10x zoom..probably not the best shot at full zoom, but not bad for a point and shoot."
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"my go to camerathe zoom is wonderful."
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"Clear pictures, great zoom and picture stabelizer."
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"Very good zoom, I am happhy with my new camera."
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"Excelente camara, muuuy buena camara, excelente ZOOM, no esperaba menos de la marca, los videos en HD se ven nitido, justifica el precio pagado"
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"I love the zoom."
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