Summary: During my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 review, I showed the camera to a few people, receiving plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" from each person. The bright body colors and slide panel on the front of the DSC-T90 make it a very impressive looking digital camera. Then, when they saw the large touch screen LCD, the "oohs" turned into, "How can I buy this camera?" There's no question: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is a great looking camera.
Pros: Very stylish looking and cool camera is available in five colors, Macro (close-up) focus is outstanding; easily can shoot text documents, Touch screen LCD is a handy feature, Response times are pretty fast, Zoom feature on LCD is great for making sure photo is in perfect focus
Cons: Camera needs more scene mode options, LCD can be a little tough to see in bright sunlight, Low-light images subject to a lot of noise, Camera's automatic settings sometimes don't work perfectly
Excerpt: If you're looking for a slim ultra compact, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 certainly fits the bill. If you're looking for a feature rich camera however, you might be disappointed. Weighing in at just 148 grams, and with stats like these – 94 x 57 x 15 millimeter, the DSC-T90 is undoubtedly scrawny. The camera features a silver brush metal slider that moves top to bottom to sheath and unsheath its lens.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is a fine camera to pop in your pocket and have with you all the time for quick snapshots and video clips. Although it has a number of flaws, and is truly an aim-and-forget camera, you’ll be happy with the results, and won’t have to think twice about them. We only wish Sony would cut the price of the optional HD video cable.
Conclusion: Still believing that ‘thin is still in’, the Cyber-shot T90 is an ultra-compact which is no more than two thirds of an inch thick. Launched together with the T900 (which I reviewed a while back), the Cyber-shot T90 is essentially a slightly smaller, slimmer version of its pricier sibling. Over here, you’ll still get 12 megapixels of resolution, the same 4X optical zoom lens, a smaller touchscreen (3.0 vs 3.5 inches) and 720p HD movie mode (albeit with mono sound only).
Pros: Image quality is JUST usable, up till ISO 400, Slimmest camera on the market; packs a 4X zoom lens with image stabilization, 3 inch touchscreen LCD (though it has some issues), Quick performance, Elaborate face/smile detection system, redeye removal, 720p HD movie mode recording with selectable bit rates and optical zoom, Fancy playback tools (ie Paint, effects and color filters)
Cons: Over-processed photos and strong noise reduction (complete with softness and artifacts), No manual controls; lacks slow shutter for night shots, Slow burst mode, Poor ergonomics; LCD attracts fingerprints, not much space to hold the camera, tiny zoom controller, Touchscreen interface needs firm presses; too many presses to reach certain settings and no touch gestures to ease operation, Unintuitive and confusing dual menu system (conventional and home menus; the latter...
This super-slim Sony fashion camera takes surprisingly good photos
Good Gear Guide.au
27 April 2010
Summary: We were pleasantly surprised by the image quality of the Sony DSC-T90 digital camera, with its thin body hiding a competent lens and sensor. It has a few novelty features, like a touch screen and high-definition movie recording, and the design makes it pleasant to use.
Pros: Useful touch screen, good optical zoom and image stabilisation
Excerpt: Sony’s T90 is such a cute and clever piece of design it’s almost irrelevant whether function follows its beguiling form. After a few minutes of handling and admiring this super-slim newcomer, its image quality could have been on a par with the Agfa Clack box camera from the mid-1950s for all I cared. Well, not quite, and more on that later. The T90 is a member of the new Cyber-shot range introduced earlier this year.
Pros: Great looks and styling, Fits any pocket, So easy to use
Cons: Too much of a fashion statement?, Pricey, Few advanced features
Excerpt: The glossy T90 is the latest in a line of fashion conscious Sony Cyber-shot touch screen compacts - coming after the T77 and T500, rated on Photography Blog earlier this year. Like both earlier models it features a sliding faceplate that covers and protects the lens when not in use, and also acts as another means of activating the camera when it is slid open.
Conclusion: With touch screen operation is love it or hate it, gripped in the palm the T90 looks and feels the part for those who want to do little more than take snaps, and have heads turn enviously as they're doing so.