Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot T33 is a stylish and thin camera which is fast and has lots of scene modes but has no manual controls. Photo quality on the T33 is overall below average. While the T33 is pocketable and is great for everyday outdoor shots, indoor photo shooting leaves some things to be decided.
Pros: New stylish design, Large and clear 2.5 inch LCD, Many of scene modes, Excellent movie mode, USB 2.0
Cons: No manual controls, Weak flash, Flimsy battery/Memory Stick slot door, Lots of red-eye, Soft photos and blown out highlights, Barrel distortion, Not so good indoor shooting performance
Summary: With a depth of just one-half inch, the new Cyber-shot T33 packs a range of powerful features into Sony's second thinnest model to date (the is even thinner.) It sports a large 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder, occupying about two-thirds of the back of the camera, so friends and family can gather round and enjoy images the moment they are captured. The T33 has sophisticated auto-focus and auto-exposure options to help get the picture right the first time.
Excerpt: The Sony DSC-T33 continues the Sony Cybershot T line of popular thin styled Point and Shoot digital cameras. The Sony T33 sports a 5.1 MegaPixel image capture, 3x optical zoom and 2x digital (for 6x digital zoom overall), a gorgeous 2.5-inch Clear Photo LCD screen for easy outdoor viewing, Sony Real Imaging Processor for fast shutter speeds and 640 x 480 resolution 30 frame per second video capture all crammed into a 17.3 millimeter thin body that's smaller and lighter...
Excerpt: The Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-T33 ($450) is the follow-up to
the Cyber-shot DSC-T1, which was one of the most
popular cameras of 2004. (Okay, there was a DSC-T3
too, but it was never sold here in the U.S.) The
T33 doesn't change very much from the T1, aside from
its refined body design and new "hybrid" LCD.
The features from the old T1 that have carried over
to the T33 include a 3X optical zoom lens, 5.1 Megapixel
CCD, 2.5" LCD, and point-and-shoot operation.
Pros: Good photo quality (though see issue below), Ultra-thin, stylish metal body, Huge 2.5" LCD is very usable in bright outdoor light (though see issues below), Robust performance, AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing, First-rate movie mode, Live histogram in record mode, USB 2.0 High Speed supported
Cons: Images are on the soft and fuzzy side, Weak flash, Redeye, USB, video out ports, as well as tripod mount only found on the camera dock, LCD hard to see in low light, No optical viewfinder, Flimsy plastic door over MS/battery compartment, Watch your fingers, as the lens/flash/mic are easy to block, Expensive memory card format
Conclusion: The DSC T33 is marginally the most expensive five megapixel, ultra compact digital camera available at the time of writing. I must confess though to being a little disappointed by the results. In terms of features and style it is up there with the best of them, but to my mind the picture quality means that other models offer better value. Take a look at the Canon IXUS 50 and the cheaper Konica Minolta Dimage X50 .
Pros: Slim design makes it easy to carry around, Good build quality, Short shutter lag and recycle times
Cons: Difficult to use the camera with a tripod, Redeye is a problem with indoor portrait shots
Summary: From a design standpoint the T33’s elegance might have you captivated. But once you recompose yourself and examine the range of features, it looks less compelling. Since the recently discontinued Cyber-shot T3 can still be picked up for much less and is basically the same camera, why pay more on aesthetic grounds? This camera is awarded 4 stars and compared unfavourably with the T3 yet the T3 is awarded only 3 stars.
Conclusion: Pros Ultra compact size Aesthetics Construction quality Easy to use and setup Good image quality Large, easy to read screen and menus Included Li-Ion battery, pouch and charger/external PSU Video quality and compression is very good Useful Info-Lithium battery monitoring Cons Very limiting flash performance Lack of manual control over the exposure No built-in tripod mount - you have to use the Cybershot station No built-in USB port - you have to use the Cybershot station...
Pros: Ultra compact size, Aesthetics, Construction quality, Easy to use and setup, Good image quality, Large, easy to read screen and menus, Included Li-Ion battery, pouch and charger/external PSU, Video quality and compression is very good, Useful Info-Lithium battery monitoring
Cons: Very limiting flash performance, Lack of manual control over the exposure, No built-in tripod mount - you have to use the Cybershot station, No built-in USB port - you have to use the Cybershot station or a card reader, Auto White Balance is poor indoors, Lack of Manual WB preset, Battery life could be better, Not easy to hand-hold for people with big hands, Relatively high pricing
Summary: Bár a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 modellje több rangos díj mellett a mi tetszésünket is elnyerte, valamivel a japán központban nagyon elégedetlenek lehettek: a T1 után viszonylag gyorsan megjelent a T11, a T3, majd a T33 jelzésű modell. Hogy miért volt szükség a hat havi frissítésre, azt nem fogjuk tudni megmondani, de a T33-ról szerzett tapasztalatainkat mindenképpen leírjuk.