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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1124 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and image quality. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features and low light performance. Comments about the manual image adjustments and shutter are different.

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value for money, flash, viewfinder, low-light, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-T1


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 takes the same features found on full-sized digital cameras and squeezes them into a slim, stylish and durable metal body no larger than a deck of cards. The slim design of the T1 is attributed to a new Carl Zeiss...

If you're in need of a super-compact digicam that captures high resolution images, the SONY CyberShot T1 could be just the ticket. With a 5-megapixel imager, excellent image quality, small size, light weight and good-looks, the T1 would make an excellent

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Company: Sony Electronics Inc., Price: $500 street. Spec Data: 5.1 megapixels; 3X optical zoom; 1.6 second boot time; 3.6 second recycle time; 1,150 line average resolution; 3.0% transition pixels

Slim and stylish, huge LCD, simple menus, speedy boot time ; Cons ; Image quality more in line with a 5MP camera with some exposure problems, slow recycle times ; Bottom Line ; This camera wins on the basis of the image it presents more than on the...

Image quality more in line with a 5MP camera with some exposure problems, slow recycle times ; Bottom Line ; This camera wins on the basis of the image it presents more than on the images it takes. It's stylish, handy and fun to use, but the pictures...

This camera wins on the basis of the image it presents more than on the images it takes. It's stylish, handy and fun to use, but the pictures it takes are good, but not great.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 is a quintessential point-and-shoot camera, intended for a higher-end audience that wants both strong digital still and video imaging and performance, combined with a sleek and slender design. This camera has an impressive...

- Slender, concise, and compact design makes it great for a night out on the town -Large 2.5-inch LCD, and well placed buttons -Able to capture full frame video (640 x 480) at 30 frames per second, making it a completely hybrid camera

-The bar that spans the front of the camera as a lens/flash/etc. cover is irritating. Perhaps I am dull-witted, but it took me five minutes just to learn how to open it -A pointless microphone on the top of the camera makes audio nearly impossible ...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1, with its impressive LCD, 5.1 MP CCD, 30 fps video capture, and overall size and design, is a great option for a user seeking a higher-end, well designed, and good looking point-and-shoot camera that won't hold them down with...


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1


This slim 5-megapixel has a striking 2.5-inch LCD.

The Cyber-shot DSC-T1 packs a lot of functionality into its tiny case, and the 2.5-inch LCD will give other digital camera owners display envy. The photos aren't bad, either.

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Sony DSC-T1 5.0mp Digital Camera Camera


Sony's 5-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T1 is an engineering marvel. About the size of a deck of cards, it has rounded edges that encourage it to slide smoothly into your pocket or purse. The 3X zoom lens is mounted completely inside the camera--so when you...

The DSC-T1 comes with a cradle for charging its lithium-ion battery and for downloading your images from its Memory Stick media. The cradle requires a separate power adapter that might prove cumbersome for travel. Though you can't download photos...

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Sony DSC-T1 5.0MP Digital Camera (Sony-DSCT1)


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Review of Sony's DSC-T1 digital camera


DCResource has a lengthy review of the digital camera we keep saying we're going to buy, Sony's  DSC-T1, which is currently the world's thinnest five megapixel digital camera. ...

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T1


Very thin and highly portable; excellent video specs; fast performance; long battery life; included USB 2.0 cradle.

Extremely weak flash; no tripod mount; no custom white balance; poorly labeled menus.

This sleek and very thin Sony is good for on-the-go snapshots, but its photo quality is just OK.

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Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Sony's Cyber-shot line of digicams have consistently proven themselves to be versatile performers, with high build quality, providing numerous innovations in the digicam marketplace. Now, the DSC-T1 breaks new ground in the subcompact category, packing...

The front of the DSC-T1 is nearly flat, except for a slight protrusion from the sliding lens cover. The lens cover acts as a power switch as well, though the camera does feature a separate Power button. Because the lens design is all-internal, it...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1


Ready to learn more about the T1? Then keep reading our review

Very good photo quality for an ultra-compact ; Stunning design; ultra-thin body packs 3X zoom lens ; Super-fast performance ; Huge 2.5" LCD display ; VGA, 30 fps movie mode ; Optional underwater case ; USB 2.0 high speed support ; AF-assist lamp ;...

Expensive ; Yet another memory card format to invest in ; Images often have fuzzy, "video capture look ; Redeye; weak flash ; No manual controls -- not even white balance ; LCD nearly impossible to see in low light ; No optical viewfinder ; No tripod...

All things considered, though, the DSC-T1 is a heck of a gadget. Its ultra-compact, stylish, go-anywhere body will make you the envy of your friends. It's not perfect, but the DSC-T1 is a pretty cool toy -- just bring your Visa card, as it's an...

Product Specifications

The high-end camera that fits in your back pocket. Sony's DSC-T1 features a huge 5.1 Megapixel resolution, 3X Optical Zoom, and a 2.5" Hybrid LCD Monitor, all in a package the size of a credit card. The T1 packs the extra features you would normally expect on a camera twice its size, such as a high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, Sony's high-speed Real Image Processor, 5 Area Multi-Point Focus. It is even able to capture full screen VGA (640x 480) video at an astounding 30 frames per second. It's twice the camera at half the size.

Audio Input

Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Magnifying glass / Twilight mode/Beach/snow / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Magnifying glass / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.4
Max Focal Length:20.1mm
Min Focal Length:6.7mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.6 mm ( 1/2.4 ) / 10.6 mm ( 1/2.4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Special Effects:Negative Art / Sepia / Solarization
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None