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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The portability and memory also get good reviews. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and contrast, and there are mixed reviews on the exposure and battery.

design, memory, portability, screen, usability

value for money, focus, flash, contrast, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2

 

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T2 isn't the cheapest ultracompact you'll find, but good images and 4GB of onboard memory help justify its high price.

4GB of internal memory. Touch-screen controls. In-camera image editing. High ISO settings

Can't save images to memory card until onboard memory is full. Requires a proprietary dongle to connect to PCs. High ISO settings yield dark photos

With this cool little camera's 4GB of internal memory, you can say goodbye to memory cardsbut you'll pay a premium for the privilege. The good news is that you also get primo design, easy-to-use touch-screen controls, and good-quality photos into the...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 (Pink)

 

Frankly, I find the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 something of a market-segment mystery. It's identical to the T20 with a few exceptions--a smaller, somewhat cleaner design, a marginally larger LCD, 4GB internal memory, and some not-terribly-engaging playback...

Zippy performance; sleek design; 4GB built-in memory; optical image stabilizer

Requires dongle for USB; will only use memory card if internal memory is full; slow zoom

A likable ultracompact snapshot camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 nevertheless faces stiff competition from its own siblings, the T20 and T200.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony DSC-T2 features an eight-megapixel sensor which is coupled to an internal Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch touch panel LCD display. The DSC-T2's 38 to 114mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's Super...

Compact, stylish design has no snag points ; Innovative front slider ; Built-in 4GB memory ; Touch screen user interface is well implemented ; Bionz processor ; Optical image stabilization ; Scrapbook display groups images by event ; Good battery life...

No HD video output ; HD output cable, dock, printer dock are options, no HD connection included ; High pincushion distortion at telephoto ; High chromatic aberration in the corners wide angle ; Lateral chromatic aberration (across the whole image) from...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 ships from December 2007 priced at U.S. $350, and is available in blue, green, pink, white, or black, with matching case colors available separately

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Camera Review: Sony CyberShot DSC-T2

 

Many pocket-sized digital cameras feature a measly amount of built-in storage. Necessary to support basic functions, adding a few extra megabytes doesn't cost much for manufacturers, and adds some cushion should you underestimate your removable storage...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 Digital Camera

 

With loads of internal memory, a touch-screen LCD, and lots of convenient features, the T2 justifies the price, despite some of its shortcomings.

A huge amount of internal memory; photos come out crisp in most lighting; loads of features; decent image stabilization; large LCD with touch screen

LCD is noisy in low lighting; onscreen icons can be difficult to engage; dongle needed to connect to USB

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2

 

The Sony CyberShot DSC-T2 (announced Oct'07) is an 8.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 4GB of internal memory, 3x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 38 - 114 mm), ISO setting from 80-3200, and 2.7″ LCD touch screen. The Sony Cyber-Shot …...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T2 Compact Digital Camera

 

When Sony announced their newest point-and-shoot digital camera, it really got people excited. The Sony Cybershot DSC-T2 is an exciting little camera, but it isn't that much different from its predecessors. One thing that does differentiate the T2 from...

Another downfall of the T2's internal memory is that you must use a proprietary cable to send pictures from the camera to your computer. This means that if you accidentally lose this cable, your pictures are "trapped" in the camera until you buy...

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Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2

 

At most family gatherings I am the designated photographer. For the most recent event I came packing the DSC-T2 because of its ease-of- use, the photo-sharing programs and massive internal memory. I wanted a camera that I could hand off to other family...

The touch screen isn't as responsive as I'd like. The icons are very small and there were times when I thought the function was frozen and wound up touching it twice. Pictures are pretty good and the automatic white balance and optical image stabilizer...

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Sony Cyber-Shot T2

 

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"Absolute Crap"

 

It's an awful lot of money to pay for a camera which is unreliable. Once it starts to vibrate you cannot use it until it has decided to stop vibrating (which can be hours until the batt runs out)

Touch Screen.. and that's it

It VIBRATES, the screen can be hard to handle and manouvre, the shutter tends to not want to close, focus is not great, flash rarely turns on when needed in automatic mode

Product Specifications

Experience this head-turning design concept, available in five vivid colors. The slim, flat body 8.1 megapixel T2 features an astounding 4GB of internal memory and a vibrant 2.7" touchscreen LCD - perfect for showing off up to 40,000 VGA-sized digital photos wherever you go. Face Detection technology and Smile Shutter mode help deliver crisp photos at the perfect moment, and the Sony Double Anti-Blur Solution minimizes blur and ensures sharp color, even in low light. You will also experience brilliant results and detailed close-ups from the precision-crafted Carl Zeiss 3X Optical zoom lens. For sharing your memories on the big screen, HD Output mode allows you to display your shots in high definition on your Sony BRAVIA HDTV or other compatible HDTV.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BD1

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 / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.5oz
Width:3.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Smile shutter / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait/Beach / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:4GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T2B/DSC-T2G/DSC-T2L/DSC-T2P/DSC-T2W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.3
Max Focal Length:19mm
Min Focal Length:6.33mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Pink/White

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 / MPEG-1/MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:6
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity: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
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