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.
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.
Summary: I owned a DSC-T1 Sony Cybershot which is now on the slopes of a mountain in Wyoming. I had to buy this one to replace and thought I would get similar, but advanced camera with the same image taking/making ability. It is not. This is a sore sequel to the DSC-T1. That camrea had "breath-taking" high definition clarity to the images. I used it in the macro and panoramic and got consistent images constantly. THIS camera is one to AVOID.
Summary: If you're looking for a camera that is fast and easy and still takes great pictures, this is not the one for you. Cool camera, but shootings modes take too long to switch between, especially when you're trying to catch a 2 yr old in her cutest moments..
Summary: My opinion this is not good camera. This is very portable camera-I agree. But It has very bad resolution, I had before sony with 7.2 mp and it was super and better than this camera DSC-T300 with 10.1 megapixel. It has blur image everywhere in sunny day, in room, in dark, on the nature. I don't recommend this camera. If you want get satisfaction, this camera is worst choice for your plans.
Summary: Hopeless camera. It is same like worst thing wrapped by different glitters so that bad things can be hidden. No feature is useful as what ever setting you do when you see picture, its hopless. Support was even worst, I really missed review of CNET. It very true that images comes out with noice and at ISO3200 you won't be able to judge what you have shot. Genuine advice ignore SONY as SLR are also not upto the mark. I am one of the victim of SONY you just ignore.
Pros: Look and slimness is good.
Cons: The most important thing - the picture that it takes