Sony extends its CyberShot line, offering the 7.2 megapixel DSC-H5 (left) along with the 6-megapixel DSC-H2. These are called high-zoom cameras, aptly named because both have a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 12x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 36 to 432mm. Holding things still enough to actually use such a long lens is Sony's Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization.
The DSC-H5 is the luxo-sport model of the pair, with a 3-inch LCD viewfinder, while the DSC-H2 has just a 2.5-inch LCD finder. The DSC-H2 will be first of the gate in April, selling for $400, while the DSC-H5 will ship a month later for $500.