Summary: The Sony T500 is a stylish and well-made luxury ultra-compact with some nice features, including 5x optical zoom, HD video with stereo sound and a talking-point touch-screen interface. Image quality is generally good, but it does have some high-ISO noise problems.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot T500 is a 10 megapixel compact camera with a larger than average 5X stabilized zoom lens and huge 3.5 inch touchscreen. The screen takes up just about the entire back of the T500 and there are precisely three buttons on the entire camera (and that includes the shutter button!
Pros: Decent image quality (with some issues), Large 5X zoom lens with optical image stabilization, Huge touchscreen LCD with good visibility, Fast performing, 720p movie mode, Fancy playback mode
Cons: Color fringing and some edge softness, No manual controls, Below average battery life, Little real estate for holding the camera; LCD attracts fingerprints fast, Confusing menus, touchscreen interface needs hard presses and too many presses to reach certain settings, 10 minute per movie clip limi...
Summary: When the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 was announced in the build-up to the Photokina trade show a few months ago, Sony’s press materials for the camera implied something bold: although it doesn’t look the part, the T500 may be the closest thing to a combination camcorder-digicam currently on the market.
Touch-screen camera that records 720p video footage.
Good Gear Guide.au
7 February 2010
Summary: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T500 is a decent compact camera with some nifty features such as 720p video recording. However, its touch-screen interface is irritating and its images are noisier than normal.
Pros: Captures good detail, HD video recording, HDMI included on dock
Cons: Noisy images even at low sensitivities, touch-screen interface is very fiddly
Summary: Given that its suggested list price is below £300, Sony's metal-build Cyber-shot T500 feels fairly priced if not quite an outright bargain buy now you can pick up a 10 megapixel alternative for as little as £100.
Conclusion: I think the Sony DSC T500 will really appeal to people who like great looking gadgets. The HD quality movies and touch sensitive screen are more likely to be the selling points than the picture quality. The picture quality is o.k., but it is mid range rather than anything special.
Excerpt: Elegantní tenký fotoaparát Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T500 má vysoké rozlišení 10,1 Mpx a nový režim snímkového videozáznamu v kvalitě HD. Nabízí mimořádně velký 3,5palcový displej, 5x optický zoom, optický stabilizátor obrazu SteadyShot, vylepšené rozpoznání obličeje a snadné odeslání fotografií a filmů...