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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 963 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated. The features and viewfinder get negative comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and manual image adjustments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

 

5x zoom lens ; Good image stabilization ; Quite a looker

Uses expensive Memory Stick media ; Limited control options ; Weak flash ; Expensive ; Mediocre image quality

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Sony DSC-T100

 

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,...

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...

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Cyber-shot DSC-T100

 

The Sony T100 spices up the ultra-slim digital camera market. It comes with 8.1 megapixels, a 5x optically stabilized zoom lens, face detection, and even high-definition output. The trendy and glittery T100 has an enormous 3-inch LCD screen and...

Huge LCD screen ; Very compact ; Sexy and fashionable ; Great movie mode ; Powerful 340-shot battery ; Effective face detection ; Wide ISO range ; Musical slide shows

Tiny buttons ; Poor handling ; Short shutter speed range ; Limited f/3.5 max aperture ; Spotty and weak flash ; Software can't run on Macs

This ultra-slim digital camera has a $399 price tag that seems high, but it comes with a solid set of features. At 8.1 megapixels, it has plenty of resolution. A 5x optical zoom lens that is fully functional while shooting still images and video is...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T100

 

Sony's various point-and-shoot cameras generally have three things in common: They have exquisite product design, take pictures of excellent quality, and are overpriced. The 8.1-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is no exception. That it possesses the...

Excellent performance and image quality. Exquisite product design

Way too pricey. No wide-angle end of the zoom. Slight distortion in non-telescoping lens

Sony's new point-and-shoot has a lovely design and takes excellent pictures, but it costs too much.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 (silver)

 

The camera's easily pocketable, all-metal body measures just 0.875-inch thick and weighs a bit more than six ounces. It comes in silver, black, and red, so you can have your choice of colors. Despite its sensibly laid out controls, the DSC-T100 still...

Great photos; relatively fast performance; above-average features for its class, including 5x zoom lens and nine-point autofocus

Buttons are a little small; no optical viewfinder.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is a slim point-and-shoot whose generous feature set, great photos, and quick performance make it an excellent choice for a pocket camera.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 First Impressions Review

 

Huge LCD screen., Very compact., Sexy and fashionable., Great movie mode., Powerful 340-shot battery 

Tiny buttons., Poor handling., Short shutter speed range, Limited f/3.5 max aperture, Have to lay the camera on side to reach the battery.

The point-and-shoot market is saturated with 7-megapixel slim cameras that have 3x optical zoom lenses and hardly any manual capability. Enter the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100, which seems to one-up the competition on just about everything. The slim...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T100

 

Sony revolutionized the world of ultra-thin digicams with its very popular T series. Although Casio, Nikon, Kodak, Pentax and others try to match them, they always seem to fall a bit short. I've always loved the sliding front door that powers-up the...

8.2MP ultra-thin digicam with 5x zoom; optical image stabilization; 3-inch LCD

HD out requires optional accessories

I would've given this camera an Editor's Choice designation except for one problem

Recommended!

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Review

 

Sony must have hit on something with its T-series Cyber-shots, as both Casio (EX-V7) and HP (R837) have aped it considerably by in recent months introducing flat fronted cameras with internally stacked ...

With the flat-fronted, flip open faceplate mechanism a love it or hate it feature, those who do buy into the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100's looks and operation will find a camera that's pleasingly easy to ...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 -- a replacement for the DSC-T50 -- features an eight megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Zeiss-branded 5x optical zoom and a large 3.0-inch LCD display. The DSC-T100's 35 to 175mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's...

A beautiful camera and compact, too ; With the Alpha Bionz image processor, it's very responsive ; Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization ; High ISO performance with a High ISO Scene mode gets shots in darkness ; In-camera editing is both fun...

Weak flash supported by high ISO yields noisy images at edge of flash range ; High ISO shots give up detail for color ; HD cable is not included ; Movies aren't high definition and don't play through an HD connection (you have to use the VGA cable)

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 ships from March 2007, is priced at U.S. $400, and will debut in red, black, and silver

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

 

Thankfully, didn't just slap a new name on last year's model with the T100 -- it has a new, more powerful 5X zoom lens, a new image processor, a revamped user interface, and support for component video output. That's on top of the usual T-series...

5X zoom in a compact, stylish body ; Good image quality ; Optical image stabilization ; Huge 3-inch LCD display ; Snappy performance ; AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing ; 1 cm minimum focus distance in "super" macro mode ; Face detection and...

Considerable corner blurriness; noise reduction a little heavy-handed ; Redeye a problem (though it can be removed in playback mode) ; Annoying sliding lens cover makes it too easy to accidentally turn the camera on or off ; Clunky, confusing new menu...

While not my favorite ultra-compact camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 does offer a lot for the point-and-shoot crowd. That includes a 5X optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, huge LCD display, snappy performance, and a stylish design. It...

Product Specifications

The DSC-T100B fits an amazing combination of high-tech features into super-slim dimensions. It has high-resolution 8.1 MP imaging, a powerful 5x optical zoom lens and a huge 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus screen that lets you snap and share photos easily. Innovative technologies like Face Detection, in-camera retouching, D-range optimization and HD (high definition) output expand the possibilities of digital photography - and the Sony Double Anti-Blur Solution lets you shoot in low light without flash to preserve the mood.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BG1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.3in
Weight:5oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Magnifying glass / Snap shot / Snow / Soft / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait/Beach / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T100/DSC-T100/R/DSC-T100B/DSC-T100S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.4
Max Focal Length:29mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX
Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid/Black & White / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None