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

Product Overview

Overall rating:

84%

Sony Cyber-shot T300

Overall score:84%
Features:85%
Value:85%
Performance:85%
Image Quality:80%
Design:85%

Pros:

  • Touchscreen, Focus-point selection, Design

Cons:

  • Image noise and softness, User interface

Product:

Sony Cyber-shot T300 review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£200

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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.

Full Specification

Dimensions:
94 x 59 x 21mm
Power:
Li-ion

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Memory Card:
MS Duo, Pro Duo

ISO Range:
80-3200
LCD:
3.5in

Lens:
3-165mm
Sensor:
10mp