Sony DSC-T90 Review

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Record Modes & Menus



Sony CyberShot DSC-T90

The Home menu gives you direct access to all of the different menus on the camera.

    Shooting
    View Images
    SlideShow
    Printing
    Manage Memory
    Settings




Sony CyberShot DSC-T90

Here you can see iAuto (Intelligent Auto) mode. This is a fully automatic "point-n-shoot" exposure mode where the camera chooses all of the camera settings (including scene mode settings) for you. There are very few options available, like Flash mode, Focus, Smile shutter, Self-timer, iSCN, etc. For those who like access to more exposure options, the T90 also offers a Program AE exposure mode (not shown).



Sony DSC-T90

To select the camera mode, you simple touch the icon that is directly above the Menu "button". You can choose from: iAuto, Program, Easy, High ISO, Movie, Landscape, Soft Snap, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, and SCN (Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Underwater (requires optional housing), Hi-Speed Shutter).



Sony CyberShot DSC-T90

When you half-press the shutter release the AF system activates, and when successful, the focus brackets will turn green (one for each point that is in focus). The camera also displays a green "Focus OK" dot at the bottom left corner along with the aperture value.



Sony DSC-T90

Display choices:

    Normal: - All exposure info enabled, button/options displayed
    Simple: - No exposure info, buttons/options displayed
    Image Only: - No exposure info, buttons/options Not displayed
    Histogram: - On or Off
    Brightness: - Normal or Bright




Sony DSC-T90

Record menu options in Auto mode:

    Image Size - 12M, 8M, 5M, 3M, VGA, 11M (3:2), 9M (16:9), 2M (16:9)
    Rec Mode - Normal or Burst
    Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV Steps
    iSCN - Off, Auto, Advanced
    Smile Detection Sensitivity - Low, Medium, High
    Face Detection - When Touched (tap the LCD when you want focus), Auto, Child or Adult priority
    Red Eye Reduction - Auto, On, Off
    Setup - Setup Menu


Sony CyberShot DSC-T90

Here you can see all of the available icons that can be "touched" on the LCD in record mode.




Sony DSC-T90

You can record motion video with audio at 1280x720 (Fine or Standard) or 640x480, with a frame rate of 30fps. To use the HD capabilities of this camera, a Memory Stick Duo Pro card is required. Unlike most digicams that record sound with video, the T90 allows you to have full use of the 4x optical zoom while recording. These Motion JPEG format videos are saved as .MP4 files.



Sony DSC-T90

Movie mode menu options:

    Image Size - 720(Fine), 720(Standard), VGA
    Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV Steps
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent
    Focus - Multi AF, Infinity AF
    Metering Mode - Multi or Center
    Color Mode - Normal, Sepia, B&W
    Steady Shot - On or Off
    Setup - Setup Menu


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