Older model is good, takes only Pro Duo stick not SD cards and specific battery by Sony
M. Gehret "G-Man Colorado", Amazon
4 May 2013
Summary: This model, the T300 does have many good attributes once I had it out and about. I noticed the shaking (as described by others) but this is due to many AUTO settings being placed on the camera and the camera's brain. Once certain features are dis-engaged, then the shaking is gone and does not return. So its an overload of commands that creates this widely complained about issue.
Summary: This camera was a waste of good money. Spent nearly as much on a repair of the motor as I did the camera itself. 6 months later, after the warranty was up, the motor failed again. Their customer service was non-existent. Had to listen to hold music, which was extremely loud and between channels for WAY too long only to hear what I didn't want to hear. It would cost another $300 plus to fix it again.
Sony Cybershot t300 -Good for tech dummies, children and seniors
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Sony Cybershot T300 is quite a fabulous camera with its attention-drawing "smile catch" function. It's thin and fashionable, but I wouldn't recommend it if you are into photography. Sure you can't ask too much from such a small camera, but there are many other cameras on the market which are just as light and convenient, while they offer much better photo quality and better facilities.
Excerpt: I love my sony super steadyshot dsc-t300! it is very easy to use and has many features. you just need to purchase it and play with it. it has a great feature for taking pics of toddlers.....it won't take the pic until it there is teeth in the pic. it also has a feature for taking pics of moving objects....such as children or your loving pets......you just hold the button and it takes picture after picture very quickly.
Excerpt: When I first had this camera I thought to myself how aeshetically pleasing it was. The nice, classy alumnium finish apropriately fits with the price I paid. Before my first shot I said a prayer that the pictures this camera takes will look at least half as decent as the camera itself, and boy they did. Pictures taken in good lighting conditions look amazing, top rate among point-and-shoots.
Summary: This is just a sturdy camera that works really well. I go to a lot of concerts, and it's quick enough to take the pictures I want. The touchscreen is kind of too much for me. I like that the display is large and easy to see, but I prefer buttons myself. I can already tell that I will have this camera for a very long time.
Summary: I bought this camera a few years ago and loved it!! Now it has started vibrating and is unable to focus. After researching this online, it is apparently a pretty common problem that Sony refuses to acknowledge. They have recalled another model but not this one. Very disappointed especially since this camera was so expensive. Would have thought I could get more than 3 years out of it!! Don't waste your money. Do your homework and look into another brand.
Summary: I bought this camera back in January of 2009 and loved it up until today 4/6/12. I was out of town and tried to take a picture when I turned the camera on and it started vibrating. I tried to take a picture and it was of course out of focus. I had a backup battery with me so I switched them out and that seemed to solve the problem until I went to take another picture and had the same problem.