I really love the Sony DSC-H55. I was out shopping for a new point & shoot. It seems I would always buy them use them and give them away. Because I was so used to using a DSLR and I wanted something with a wide angle. Well, I wasn’t looking to buy a Sony camera because I didn’t want to go out and buy memory sticks !!! The sales girl at Best Buy told me all Sony cameras take SD cards now. Then I saw this video of the pano sweep that they put their new cameras. I was totally amazed on how simple and easy it is to make the actually pano sweeps. The model camera I got was a Sony DSC-H55. Mind you, when I got this camera when it first came out. So of course I paid the price and at the time it was a great price for what it could do, $250. I also bought this camera to take with me to shoot some pix at a birthday party. Now I think you can get this camera for just over $200. I saw this camera at Sam’s Club the other day. I take this camera with me with me to the Salton Sea too. I made a few pano sweep with it. My friend were amazed for what it could do, in such a small compact camera. I also like the wide angle to this camera too.
Compact & Powerful
Wide angle lens (25mm)
Small sensor (which leaves to limit editing)
Digital noise in low light, because of the sensor size.
No RAW capabilties (JPEG only)