Sony H55 summary
Sony H55 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first revealed on June of 2010. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The H55 comes in at #132 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #1017 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Sony H55 history
The Sony H55 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
Sony H55 Gallery
You can check the H55 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony H55 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Sony H55 based on criterias which are typically considered important in a digital camera.
Sony H55 Sensor specifications
The Sony H55 features the Bionz processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Sony H55 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
The CCD sensor has 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath displays the H55's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The H55 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Scarlett Johansson Stakes Legal Claim Over Her Digital Avatar
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony H55 dimensions
Sony H55 has a weight of 0.44 pounds (200 grams or 7.05 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 103mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Sony H55 is heavier when compared to various competitors.Guns 'N' Roses Photographer Alleges Sexual Harassment and Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Here is a image of the Sony H55 besides a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will highlight the button design on the H55.
Sony H55 Lens specifications
The H55 comes with a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 25-250mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which isn't huge nevertheless it is likely to be valuable in a few cases.
At the widest 25mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.5 which will be somewhat slow and not the best for low light situations and you will probably find it difficult to get good bokeh. You might also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy shots. On the tele end, 250mm is terrific zoom and comes at f5.5 which is pretty slow and you would need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Sony H55 Connectivity
The H55 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy files and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Sony H55 Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Sony H55 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should really shoot for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone socket so you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to look into an alternative model if you want decent audio for your videos.
Sony H55 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Sony H55 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Sony H55 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony H55 has a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.G100D by Panasonic Features USB-C and Stunning OLED EVF
The View Finder specs for Sony H55 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite helpful during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Sony H55 Shutter specifications
Sony H55 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Sony H55 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony H55 comes with only integrated flash without external flash support.
Sony H55 Autofocus specifications
Sony H55 comes with just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor has 9 focus points to choose from. Sony H55 has not got manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful during low light situations or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Sony H55 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Sony H55 for different styles of photography
The following diagram displays a rundown of the Sony H55 for different styles of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Sony H55 Portrait photography highlights
The Sony H55 has a score of 28 which is horrible, meaning that it is simply not good to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support & flexibility to utilize external flash.
Sony H55 Street photography factors
With a average score of 56, the Sony H55 is somewhat adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sony H55 Sports photography factors
A horrible sports photography score of 38 indicates the Sony H55 is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony H55 Travel photography highlights
Weight is super crucial in choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Sony H55 gets a very good 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable pick to purchase for your holidays.
Sony H55 Landscape photography highlights
If you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Sony H55 at it's horrible rating of 42 as a landscape camera is simply not good within the current marketplace.
Sony H55 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Sony H55 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 28.
Sony H55 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the H55, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram underneath shows you an overview of the H55 vs it's top scoring rivals suggested above.
Here are a few more cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To see a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.