Excerpt: This ultra compact digital camera feels like… 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 Sonys 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.
Excerpt: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T100 – Modern Design & Technology The Sony Cyber-shot T100 is a high-tech digital camera that combines stunning looks, with incredible power and HD imaging performance. Part of the ultra-slim Sony T Series, the T100 blends advanced technology with daring design that sets it apart from other digital cameras.
Excerpt: The T100 ticks all the boxes for a covetable compact. The design is stunning, with subtle curves and a brushed aluminium finish. A massive 3 inch screen dominates the back, while the sliding door on the front protects the lens when not in use and acts as a power switch. Performance is among the best available outside DSLR territory: two seconds to shoot from power-up, just 1.3 seconds between shots in normal shooting and two frames per second in continuous mode.