Excerpt: The Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 has a 3.5 inch touch sensitive LCD (0.5 more than DSC-T70), a feature that not many cameras have yet. This is the reason why you can’t notice any buttons on the back. Slim and lightweight as Sony T-series was before, DSC-T200 with the touch screen makes shooting even more comfortable (it’s a huge screen by the way: 3.5 inch) for anyone willing to get rapid photos in vacations by caring a camera in a pocket (you can also choose between Red,...
Excerpt: Physical Views The Cyber-shot T200 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Features & Controls Sony DSC-T200 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 8.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Processor: Bionz™ Engine: Yes (LSI with Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Recording Media: 31MB internal memory Memory Stick Duo Media or Memory Stick Duo PRO Media Zoom: Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar "folded" (internal) 5X Optical, 5.8 - 29mm (35-175mm equivalent) 12 elements in 10 groups...
Excerpt: The fact that Sony’s consumer electronics website is at sonystyle.com should be a hint: Sony has long been known for consumer electronics that are equal parts performance gadget and lifestyle accessory. Sony’s recent update to the T100, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 , is certainly no exception.
Pros: Superb shooting speed, Cool touch screen interface, Smart auto modes, Lots of unique features
Cons: Menus are clunky, Not great image detail, Ugly high-ISO photos, Flash unit barely acceptable
Excerpt: The Cyber-shot DSC-T200 ($399) is the flagship camera in Sony's
ultra-compact lineup. Featuring an 8 Megapixel sensor, 5X optical zoom, optical
image stabilization, and gargantuan 3.5" touchscreen LCD display, the
T200 is "bigger and better" than just about everything else on the
market. Heck, it even has a "smile shutter" feature which waits until your
subject is smiling before it takes a photo (and yes, it works).
Pros: 5X zoom lens in a compact, stylish metal body, Optical image stabilization, Good image quality (by ultra-compact standards), Enormous 3.5" touchscreen LCD display; great outdoor visibility (at bright setting), Snappy focusing speeds, though sluggish in low light, Good face detection system and one-of-a-kind "Smile Shutter" feature, Elaborate playback mode includes good redeye removal tool, special effects, and "painting", Above average battery life, Optional underwate...
Cons: Some blown highlights, blurry corners, and vignetting in photos; moderate barrel distortion, Noise reduction smudges details, mottles sky at low ISOs; unimpressive high ISO image quality, Redeye a big problem (but at least you can fix it), Design annoyances: sliding lens cover, tiny buttons and zoom controller, inability to remove memory card when using a tripod; camera more difficult to hold than most ultra-compacts, Touchscreen interface and multiple, confusing menu...
Excerpt: Style and Innovation from the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T200 The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 digital camera is a unique digital camera that combines a radical vertical design and attractive styling, with a great range of features that help you take beautiful photos every time.
Summary: The Sony T200 is a perplexing camera. Those who buy it as a fashion accessory with the latest in gimmickry will probably love it. For less money you can buy the Sony DSCW80 (RRP $350) which is a better camera. Mind you, it looks like a camera, so it won’t impress anyone at a party. It’s as boring as bat’s manure – but it works extremely well. It doesn’t recognise a smile when it sees one – can you live with that?
Pros: The touch screen control function is logical. All camera settings – there are not that many – are easily accessible. Used with care picture quality is acceptable, if a bit hit and miss. No doubt the intended customer is a person who will leave the mode set to Auto and the flash to on and will be happy with the resultant party shots.
Cons: The price seems a little high. Perhaps this is a consequence of the included gimmicks, such as face recognition and Smile Shutter, or perhaps the touch screen. Auto white balance in Program mode is poor and left to its own devices it will select high ISO speeds producing noisy pictures with loss of detail. ISO speeds go up to 3200, which is ridiculous and the images look like pointillist paintings.
Summary: An attractive 8-megapixel slimline digicam with a touch-screen interface and 5x optical zoom lens.An update to the DSC-T100 Cyber-shot, the DSC-T200 is similar in size and styling to its predecessor but the button controls on the rear panel have been replaced by a huge 3.5-inch touch-panel TFT LCD with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The entire screen is only used for viewing when the 16:9 aspect ratio setting - which reduces resolution to 1920 x 1080 pixels - is selected.
Summary: Whether you're in front of or behind this fun family camera, it's bound to raise a grin -- and capture it, with a unique new 'Smile Shutter' mode. The large touchscreen is easy (but slow) to use, the long lens is fast and flexible and images explode with colour, if not detail
Pros: Bulletproof build, Smile-activated shutter, Good colours