Sony Cyber-shot T300 review

Review Date : Mon, 1 Sep 2008

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Sony T300
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Sony's Cyber-Shot DSC-T300 has some pleasing innovations, but does the picture quality stand up?

Pros: Touchscreen, Focus-point selection, Design
Cons: Image noise and softness, User interface

Sony’s T300 sports a 3.5in, 230k pixel touch-screen LCD, on which the images captured by the 10.1MP, 1/2.3in, Super CCD sensor are displayed. As a result of the touch-screen technology, the sum of control buttons is power, review, zoom and shutter buttons, housed on the top panel. However, due to the ‘minimal’ button layout, the operational buttons sit upon the margins of the LCD, meaning 3.5in is more like 3in for composition and review.

In use, the T300 benefits from several intelligent innovations, such as smile shutter release and specific focus-point selection via the touch-screen LCD. With regards to image quality, tones are well rendered throughout the frame and fringing is kept to a minimum. However, softness prevails through the frame, failing off particularly in the corners, and is often coupled with noise.

Verdict

The T300 features some pleasing innovations, but falls down in use and image quality.


Compact System Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed

£200.00

Scores

Scores
Design 17/20
Image Quality 16/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 17/20
Overall Score 84%