Sony DSC-T30 Review
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Equipped with double anti-blur protection, the DSC-T30 is the ultimate Sony "ultra-compact" Cyber-shot model for capturing great photos in low light situations. The T30 provides 7- megapixels of resolution for poster size prints as well as a Carl Zeiss "folded" 3x optical zoom, VGA sized MPEG movie recording, 58MB of internal memory and a huge 3.0- inch high-quality LCD display. With its Super Steady Shot® optical image stabilization and high- sensitivity mode button, in seconds you can reduce the chance of taking a blurry picture the very first time.
The Super Steady Shot technology minimizes blur caused by shaky hands, while the its high light sensitivity (ISO 1000) mode reduces blur by shooting at faster shutter speeds. There's even added defense with Sony's Clear RAW™ noise reduction system, which kicks in to counter picture noise associated with high-sensitivity shooting.
This is Sony's first T-series model to feature selectable color modes. Choose natural mode for subtle color variations or vivid mode for more intense colors, depending on how you want to preserve the mood from your night on the town.
As with other T-series cameras, you simply slide the lens cover down and the camera is ready to capture images in seconds. Sony's ultra-fast Real Imaging Processor™ circuitry increases the camera's efficiency for quicker start-up, faster shot-to-shot times, higher-quality movie capture, and longer battery life. Its supplied InfoLithium® battery provides plenty of power - up to 420 shots per full charge. That's nearly double the performance of previous T-series models.
With the slide show feature, sharing your photos right on the camera's LCD is more enjoyable. You can even connect directly to your television with supplied cables. If you have a wide-screen home theater then you'll love the 16:9 image mode that creates HDTV proportional pictures that perfectly fill the screen. If prints are what you want, then connect the DSC-T30 to a Sony DPP-FP50 digital photo printer, or any PictBridge enabled printer, and print directly from the camera, no PC is needed. Don't think that you're limited to basic prints with this camera; you can even create postcards or calendars using the printer's supplied software.
The Cyber-shot DSC-T30 is available now for about $499 online.
The camera is supplied with an InfoLithium battery, battery charger, multi-connector cable, wrist strap and software CD-ROM. Optional accessories include a travel charger (BC-TR1, about $60), Cyber-shot Station (CSS-TNA, about $80), a marine pack (MPK-THC, about $200), and a genuine leather cover (LCJ-THA, about $40).
The Sony DSC-T30 and the 8-megapixel DSC-W100.
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