Summary: The gorgeous slim lines of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 will win over many fans, as will the 10.1Mp capability. However, it's the priciest of the models in our test and while its automatic functions are adept, we couldn't quickly get to our desired manual settings. We also found battery drain an issue.
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Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 is a slim, stylish compact that will greatly appeal to gadget addicts with its touch-screen and smile detection. It’s comfortably slimmer than any of the other compacts we’ve tested recently, and when out taking photos with a variety of models, the Sony was invariably the one which got the most attention.
Pros: Slim body with non-extending lens., 3in touch-screen monitor., Smile Shutter mode really works., Optional cable for HDTV slideshows.
Cons: Lacking true wide angle coverage., Touch-screen often slow to use., Slim body can be uncomfortable to hold., Stabilisation less effective than rivals.
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 ($299) is a stylish, ultra-slim camera
that features a 4X optical zoom lens, image stabilization, numerous point-and-shoot
features, and a large 3-inch, touchscreen LCD. The T77 comes in a host of fashionable
colors, including silver, black, pink, green, and brown.
Pros: Slim, stylish body (comes in 5 colors) contains a 4X zoom lens, Optical image stabilization, Good image quality in ideal conditions, Widescreen 3-inch touchscreen LCD display, Good performance in most areas, Lots of point-and-shoot features; elaborate playback mode, Impressive face detection, Smile Shutter features, Zoom and image stabilization can be used in movie mode, Optional underwater cases, HD video output
Cons: Noise reduction smudges details, mottles sky at low ISOs; unimpressive high ISO image quality, Some corner blurriness, Redeye a problem, Design annoyances: sliding lens cover, tiny buttons and zoom controller, inability to remove memory card when using a tripod, Touchscreen interface and confusing menu system(s) make the camera more difficult to use than it should be, Weak flash, slow lens, No optical viewfinder, White balance does not perform well in artificial light...
Excerpt: Being another in Sony's popular T-series of flat-fronted, credit-card sized cameras activated/deactivated by sliding open the lens cover, the Cyber-shot 10.1 million effective megapixel DSC-T77 is slender enough to engender a size zero-style debate on 'how slim is too slim?' The lurid lime green version Sony's PR department supplied us with - it's available in a jellybean-like selection of five different colours - is also definitely love it or hate it.
Ultra-slim compact camera with touch-screen interface.
Good Gear Guide.au
24 May 2009
Summary: An adequate but not particularly impressive compact, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 wins points for style and size but it has a few image quality issues and a somewhat irritating touch-screen interface.
Pros: Slim build, stylish design
Cons: High levels of chromatic aberration, touch-screen interface can be irritating
Touchscreen cameras: Nikon's S60 takes on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77
24 May 2009
Summary: The market for slimline touchscreen cameras is heating up. Nikon's S60 is almost button-less and has a large 3.5in screen for showing off your snaps - but how does it shape up to Sony's classy DSC-T77.