Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T100 Digital Camera Review
26 April 2013
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot is sleek, stylish, and features 8.1 in a compact design with a choice of body colors. What makes this camera stand out from the crowd of digital cameras that meet the same criteria is its face detection capabilities and its direct HDTV output for showing off your great pictures.
Pros: Direct connection for showing HD images on HDTV, Face detection, Double anti-blur and noise reduction
Cons: Must buy optional cable to connect to HDTV, Shoots video, but not in high definition
Excerpt: This ultra compact digital camera feels likeâ€¦ a toy made of plastic! More than that, the pocket camera can be purchased in colors as pink, red, green, grey, crÃ¨me, brown and black. The Sony DSC-T100 is powered by the Bionz processing engine, first used in Sonyâ€™s Alpha digital SLR camera system.
Summary: If style is a prime consideration and you plan to let the camera do all the exposure and composition work, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is a capable enough shooter in a slick package. Those who care more about what's under the hood, however, can find a lot more camera for the money.
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is the current top of the T line of ultra-slim, ultra-compact digital cameras from Sony. It shoots at up to 8.1 megapixels with a stabilized 5x optical zoom lens and you can frame your shots on a large 3 inch LCD. Some newer features, including the already mentioned 5x optical zoom, include a new processor, 9-point AF system, facial detection for auto focus/exposure and HD output.
Excerpt: I have to admit that I've been a bit jaded when it comes
to Sony's Cyber-shot T-series of cameras. Each iteration was basically the
same thing: higher resolution, maybe a larger LCD, and maybe a choice of body
colors. So, when word came of the Cyber-shot DSC-T100 ($400), I thought
"oh good, another one".
Pros: 5X zoom in a compact, stylish body, Good image quality, Optical image stabilization, Huge 3-inch LCD display, Snappy performance, AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing, 1 cm minimum focus distance in "super" macro mode, Face detection and redeye removal features work well, though limited to just two shooting modes, Optical zoom and image stabilization can be used in movie mode, Superb battery life, Optional underwater case and wide-angle lens, USB 2.0 High Speed pro...
Cons: Considerable corner blurriness; noise reduction a little heavy-handed, Redeye a problem (though it can be removed in playback mode), Annoying sliding lens cover makes it too easy to accidentally turn the camera on or off, Clunky, confusing new menu system, LCD difficult to see outdoors, Flimsy plastic door over memory card/battery compartment, Cramped buttons on back of camera, Needs manual controls, especially for white balance and shutter speed (see photo tests to s...
Conclusion: I would’ve given this camera an Editor’s Choice designation except for one problem. Although Sony promotes the fact this camera outputs HD-quality shots to your HDTV, the only way you can do it is by purchasing an optional accessory for at least $40. Bummer. Given its long list of other excellent features—8.2MP resolution, quality photos, optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, excellent menu system and Face Detection–this should have had a higher rating.
Summary: With the flat-fronted, flip open faceplate mechanism a love it or hate it feature,
those who do buy into the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100's looks
and operation will find a camera that's pleasingly easy to
use, though the lack
of a conventional mode dial and camera operation divided
between the main menu button and unique 'home' sub-menu does
make navigation unnecessarily convoluted.