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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 523 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and value for money are on the whole positive. The design and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the contrast and storage, while there are some less positive comments about the reliability and features.

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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-T20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 (Silver)

 

You used to have to lay down half a grand to buy one of Sony's T-series cameras, but the company's latest entry to the line costs a little more than half that price, while still managing to include all the hip features one expects in an ultracompact...

Slim, sleek design; face detection; optional HD output; fast performance.

Must half-press shutter to ensure focus; very noisy at ISO 800 and above.

Sony's DSC-T20 is a stylish, solidly-built camera with quick performance and pleasing image quality at lower ISO settings.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 -- a replacement for the DSC-T10 -- features an eight megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Zeiss-branded 3x optical zoom and a 2.5 inch LCD display. The DSC-T20's 38 to 114mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's Super...

Ultra compact form factor fits in a shirt pocket ; Not too small for features like image stabilization, high ISO sensitivity and Face Detection ; Big, beautiful LCD screen, usable (but a little hard to see) in full sun and in surprisingly dim lighting...

Limited flash range (no surprise, this is very typical of subcompact digital cameras) ; HD output but no HD video ; No HD cable or dock included ; Strong pincushion distortion at telephoto ; Severe chromatic aberration at wide angle ; Auto white...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 shipped from April 2007 priced at $330, and is available in pink, white, black and silver

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T20 Digital Camera Review

 

Coming soon in April is the Sony DSC-T20 camera. It will be available in pink, white, black and silver. Sony's new T-series cameras are powered by the Bionz(TM) processing engine to deliver the fast image processing speeds provide clear, detailed...

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"Average , So So Camera"

 

I just returned it to Circuit City and obligated for a 15% restocking fee. I was hoping that this one would replace my Sony DSC P200 however, I was so disappointed; Color, sharpness, and in-door/out-door are far below P200. There was one reviewer...

Sleek, Compact

Bad picture for in-door and not sharp enough even out-door

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"Everything I could ask for!"

 

This camera is great, I can rely on it to take great images, easily. I just hit the auto program and it sets everything to take good quality photos.

Nice design, simple programming, takes great pictures

Can't really think of any

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"Great camera for the money but..."

 

Sometimes the camera takes pics without focusing correctly - so you have to watch your touch. I learned this quickly trying to take pictures with some gloves on. duh.

Great snapshot camera, small and speedy.

No Panorama, autofocus issues

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 (silver)

 

This camera is great, I can rely on it to take great images, easily. I just hit the auto program and it sets everything to take good quality photos.

Nice design, simple programming, takes great pictures

Can't really think of any

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 (silver)

 

Sometimes the camera takes pics without focusing correctly - so you have to watch your touch. I learned this quickly trying to take pictures with some gloves on. duh.

Great snapshot camera, small and speedy

No Panorama, autofocus issues

Consumer review by:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 (silver)

 

I just returned it to Circuit City and obligated for a 15% restocking fee. I was hoping that this one would replace my Sony DSC P200 however, I was so disappointed; Color, sharpness, and in-door/out-door are far below P200. There was one reviewer...

Sleek, Compact

Bad picture for in-door and not sharp enough even out-door

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"Redeye reduction?"

 

We wasted money upgrading on our Nikon 7 megapixel for this camera. I love Phototshop but not enough to eliminate redeye from 4 consecutive photos of our newborn child. Annoying!

Decent camera, nice price.

Redeye reduction is horrid.

Product Specifications

Strive for digital perfection with the Cyber-shot DSC-T20 digital camera. Working in tandem, both Bionz Image Processor and Face Detection Technology, bring the best in image quality and detail in your photos. Encased in a slim, stylish frame, the DSC-T20 digital camera houses a large 2.5" LCD screen. Capture and view all your digital photos directly from the LCD or plug your camera into a Full HD TV for an eye-opening experience. Even the smallest or the most distant object can be clearly captured with the 5x Optical Zoom. By employing the Double Anti-Blur Solution, images are crisp, clean and free from distortion. The Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilizer and the improved ISO 3200 Sensitivity suppress noise and enable beautiful pictures to be captured at virtually any setting. Experience the best in digital photo imaging with the DSC-T20.

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.5oz
Width:3.5in

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 / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Magnifying glass / Snap shot / Snow / Soft / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T20/DSC-T20/W/DSC-T20B/DSC-T20HDPR/DSC-T20P
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/Pink/Silver/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
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
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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