H1 Review on the way!
Allright, I'm starting ti get excited now. Only a couple days until the H1 review is scheduled to be posted!
Thanks ahead of time Jeff!
You get the review a day early!
I have just read it, it's good, are the pictures of the S2 to show the IS mode of the Sony hinting to us the S2 next?
Just a couple questions about the H1.....
Wow, what a great review Jeff. Thanks so much! I especially wasn't expecting to see the review today. What a surprise!
I do have just a couple questions for you as a follow up to the review:
1). Will the VGA 30 fps movie mode work with a Sandisk or other brand MS PRO, or just Sony brand, as I've heard some say?
2). Though you can't use the zoom in movie mode, I'm assuming you can zoom in and then start a movie, correct?
Thanks again for the great review and all the answers!
1. Should work with any MS Pro card regardless of the manufacturer
Originally Posted by Spadhunter
Founder/Editor, Digital Camera Resource Page
I don't know about the H1, but my (much inferior) S90 records videos with a SanDisk card just fine.
yeah it was an entertaining review. It's a blast to read these superzoom reviews. Can't wait for the S2 review.
If the H1 would just zoom in video mode it would be the perfect camera for me. I'm sure i'll still pick it over the S2 though.
Here is a list of features from a post in another forum:
Canon S2 features over Sony H1 (in no particular order):
1. Flash exposure bracketing.
2. Flash exposure adjustment (12 steps).
3. Focus bracketing.
4. AE/EF Lock.
5. Swing-out/twist LCD.
6. Auto rotate of image during playback.
7. Manual focus point zoom.
8. Being able to zoom while shooting a movie.
9. Being ablt to take a still while shooting a movie (interrupts movie though).
10. Superfine quality mode (lower jpeg compression).
11. A much faster, deeper burst mode (2.4fps until card is full versus
1.3fps for 9 shots).
12. Front and rear curtain flash sync.
13. 2s, 10s and custom self timer (Sony only has 10s).
14. Top shutter speed of 1/3200s and user selectable too (versus
1/2000s in Auto/Program, only 1/1000s in shutter priority or manual).
15. Super Macro mode (min distance is 0cm(!) versus 2cm).
16. Panoramic stitch assist.
17. Intervalometer (time lapse).
18. Downloadable camera sounds and themes.
19. Sound memos and sound only recording.
20. Stereo sound recording.
21. My Color mode (9 color maps).
22. Custom mode.
23. PC controlled shooting (via USB).
24. Better software package.
25. More control over IS modes (off, continuous, shot only, panning).
26. Moveable Spot AE (follows AF point - not sure if Sony has this).
27. More direct access control buttons (versus slower menu picks).
28. 10X LCD zoom (versus 5X on the Sony).
29. Slightly faster lens (F2.7-F3.5 versus F2.8-F3.7) with less CA.
30. Cheaper media (SD versus Memory Stick/Pro).
31. Six preset WB settings (versus five).
32. Minimum ISO of 50 (versus 64 for Sony but will have to wait
for detailed reviews to see actual effective ISO).
33. Four movie modes (versus three).
The features H1 has that S2 doesn't:
1. Live record mode historgram.
2. Bigger 2.5" LCD (but same resolution and not swing out/twist).
3. Two AA batteries instead of four (do not last as long though).
4. 30s maximum shutter speed (verus 15s for the Canon).
5. More still image resolution settings (3:2 setting for no crop 4x6's).
6. Smart Digital Zoom.
7. Mostly metal body.
8. Metal tripod mouint.
9. 32MB internal memory.
10. Multiburst mode.
11. Program Shift.
12. Higher movie compression (longer movies fit on the same sized card).
Flip-side is S2 movies may look slightly better.
Each has it's upsides, but the sony looks more appealing to me. 2.5", live histogram, two AAs, more metal, etc. Plus my dad takes his Vaio with MS Pro reader on our vacations.
I think both will be great and each will suit many people.
the Sony also has a smart zoom feature that lets you use more zoom without quality loss at resolutions below 5 MP. That's a huge feature IMHO.