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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

Review posted 8/20/2007

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Click on the T100 for a 360° QTVR tour

The 8-megapixel DSC-T100 camera holds the top of the line spot with the most powerful zoom and largest LCD screen in Sony’s T-series to date (8/2007). With its Carl Zeiss® 5x optical zoom lens and 3-inch LCD screen, this will match your style, and at less than a half-inch thick, can easily slip into the smallest of purses or pockets. They can be fashionably protected with four different styles of matching camera cases in colors such as pink, red, green, grey, crème, brown and black (sold separately.)

Sony’s new T-series cameras feature high-definition output so you can bring your photos to the party and take full advantage of the HD equipment already in your home. Once you have viewed photos in the utmost clarity, color and detail on an HDTV set, there’s no going back to huddling around a PC.

Shooting in low light doesn't have to result in blurry, grainy photos. Sony’s Super Steady Shot® optical image stabilization counters camera shake and stabilizes images so you can easily shoot with longer exposure times. Armed with high light sensitivity (up to ISO 3200), you can also shoot at higher shutter speeds without using the cameras’ flash and spoiling the mood of the pictures. Sony’s Clear RAW ™ noise reduction technology will help reduce the imager noise common in high ISO low-light exposures.

This new model is powered by the Bionz™ processing engine, first used in Sony’s Alpha digitalSLR camera system. Not only does this robust processing engine deliver the fast image processing speeds needed to produce color-rich, detailed pictures for true high-definition photo viewing, it also speeds up the cameras’ response times and extends battery life.

Slide the lens covers down and the T100 is ready to shoot in less than a second and prepared for the next shot in about a second. It will keep snapping for the duration of the party – on a full charge, up to 380 shots for the T100 model.

Sony’s new cameras have three accessory options for high-definition photo viewing. All are compatible with the Sony VMC-MHC1 HD component cable for simple connection to an HDTV set. They can also be connected to the new Sony CSS-HD1 high-definition Cyber-shot Station™ with a bundled component cable and a remote commander. Connect all your devices to the station just one time and it also works as a charger for the camera.

Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Features:

  • 8-Megapixel CCD sensor with 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios
  • Carl Zeiss "folded" 5x Zoom (35-175mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
  • Sony Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization
  • Stylish, durable and ultra-thin stainless metal body
  • MPEG VX Fine Movies: 640x480 w/audio at 30fps, length limited only by media
  • Auto, Program AE plus 9 Scene modes
  • Burst Mode: 100 shots at 2.1 fps (all resolutions)
  • Live histogram display in capture and playback modes
  • 9 Area Multi-point AF; auto or selectable Spot AF point
  • Face detection technology for stunning Portraits
  • 3.0" LCD Screen with Auto Brightness
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 equivalent
  • Noise Reduction: Automatically cleans up long exposure images
  • Flash with Auto, Fill, Forced Off, and Slow Synchro (Red Eye reduction available)
  • USB 2.0 high speed Auto-Connect to host computer
  • Rechargeable InfoLithium battery and AC charger included
  • 31MB internal memory + Memory Stick Duo & MS Duo Pro cards
  • DPOF and PictBridge direct-print USB compatible
  • HD (High-Definition) video output for viewing images on a HDTV

The Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is available now for about US$399, see the current pricing in our buy box below.

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Sony DSC-T100

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The Cyber-shot T100 and a CD for size comparison.

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Sony DSC-T100 Specifications

Image Device: 1/2.5" 8.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD
Recording Media: 31MB internal memory
Memory Stick Duo Media or Memory Stick Duo PRO Media up to 8GB; does not support Access Control security function
Zoom: Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar "folded" (internal) 5X Optical, 5.8 – 29mm (35-175mm equivalent)
Smart Zoom™ Feature: Up to 6.3X (5MP), 8.0X (3MP), 8.5X (16:9 2MP) 25X (VGA Resolution)
Digital Zoom: Precision, 0 – 2.0X Range
Filter Diameter: n/a
Auto Focus: 9 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Spot AF
Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7" (50cm)
Macro Focus Distance: 3.1" (8cm)
Magnifying Glass Mode: 0.4" (1cm)
Shutter Speed: Auto: 1/4 - 1/1000 sec
Program Auto: 1 – 1/1000 sec.
Aperture Range:f3.5-5.6(W), f4.4-10.0(T)
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
Color LCD: 3.0" 230K pixel Clear Photo LCD plus screen
Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro; Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off
Flash Effective Range:ISO Auto: 5/16” to 12' 1" (0.1-3.7m)(W), ISO 3200: 5/16" to 25'-4" (0.1-7.7m)(T)
White Balance: Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
Color Modes:Black & White, Natural, Sepia, Vivid
ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Scene Modes: Beach, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
Self-Timer: Off, 2 or 10 Seconds
Video Output:NTSC/PAL Selectable
Still Image Modes: Burst, Normal JPEG, Exposure Bracketing
MPEG Movie Mode: MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick DUO PRO™ media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640x480 at 16fps), Presentation Mode (320 x 240 at 8.3fps).
Microphone/Speaker: Yes/Yes
USB Terminal: Yes, by Supplied Multi-connector Cable, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Compatible Battery: InfoLithium NP-BR1 3.6v 960 mAh
Supplied Software: Windows: Picture Motion Browser Vers 2.0 + USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.0-10.4)
Supplied Accessories:NP-BG1 rechargeable battery BC-CSG battery charger A/V and USB multi-connector cables Wrist strap Software CD-ROM Note: No Memory Stick® DUO media or adaptors are included
NOTE: Specifications as represented by the manufacturer.

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