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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the storage and features. The manual image adjustments and control panel get mixed comments.

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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-T200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-T200

 

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,...

Shooting in low light doesn't have to result in blurry, grainy photos. Sony's Super Steady Shot® optical image stabilization counters camera shake and stabilizes images so you can easily shoot with longer exposure times. Armed with high light...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 (Silver)

 

When I first heard that the T200 would use a touch screen rather than the T100's conventional button controls, I'll admit I was concerned. Sony's previous attempts to put touch screens in cameras, namely the DSC-T50 , the DSC-N1 , and the DSC-N2 , met...

Fast performance; Smile Shutter and touch-based focus are quirky but useful features; touch-screen interface much improved over previous cameras.

Too reliant on the touch screen; poor picture quality compared with the T100's; tiny zoom rocker.

Though still a solid camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200's touch-sensitive LCD and lower image quality present a step back from its excellent predecessor.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T200

 

With slim vertical styling and an enormous 3.5'' widescreen touch-panel LCD that fills the camera back, the deep red DSC-T200 captures your attention before it even takes a shot. Boasting incredible 8.1 megapixel imaging and special features like Face...

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Sony's Cyber-shot T200 gets its first review

 

You may remember Sony's new Cyber-shot T200 from way back at IFA, where we had the great and terrible pleasure of getting our grubby mitts all over it. Well, CNET Asia has gotten their mitts on the device for a thorough review, and we thought we'd ...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200

 

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5X zoom lens in a compact, stylish metal body ; Optical image stabilization ; Good image quality (by ultra-compact standards) ; Enormous 3.5" touchscreen LCD display; great outdoor visibility (at bright setting) ; Snappy focusing speeds, though...

Some blown highlights, blurry corners, and vignetting in photos; moderate barrel distortion ; Noise reduction smudges details, mottles sky at low ISOs; unimpressive high ISO image quality ; Redeye a big problem (but at least you can fix it) ; Design...

As you probably noticed, I'm not a huge fan of the DSC-T200's design, ergonomics, and menu system, and you might not be either -- so you really should try the camera before you drop $400 on it. If those issues don't bother you, then you'll enjoy what...

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DSC-T200: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 Review

 

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 Review

 

If you've heard anything about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200, you've almost certainly heard about its 3.5-inch touch screen interface.

Superb shooting speed ; Cool touch screen interface ; Smart auto modes ; Lots of unique features

Menus are clunky ; Not great image detail ; Ugly high-ISO photos ; Flash unit barely acceptable

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 Digital Camera Review

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 has a 3.5 inch touch sensitive LCD (0.5 more than DSC-T70), a feature that not many cameras have yet. This is the reason why you can't notice any buttons on the back. Slim and lightweight as Sony T-series was before,...

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"It's black Sony carrying case falls off your belt.."

 

I do not like Sony anymore because they designed the carrying case so it will fall off your belt. I think a company like Sony should take more thought into ripping there customers off.

Sleak design, touch screen

No stereo sound. Hard to get a good picture. The black case that snaps on your belt is a con to lose the camera. It falls off easy. Sony just designed it that way. The lucky guy who finds it will rush to buy a charger etc. I will buy another cam

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"great photos... stubby thumbs can get in the way!"

 

takes amazing photos when all settings are correct... sometimes not easy if doing quick shots. HUGE screen(both pro and con)!

No auto rotate when displaying photos. my boyfriend's stubby thumbs hit the screen changing menu options by accident, etc. When u pass the camera off to someone to show the photos, they will also hit the touch screen and change the picture as well

Product Specifications

The DSC-T200 is the first Cyber-shot to carry a 16:9 aspect ratio wide LCD. The large, easy-to-see 3.5 inch Clear Photo LCD Plus and the new touch screen user interface allows for even more convenience in operation. With the new "Touch It" shooting function, you can have fast accurate focusing onto the subject by simply touching the subject on the LCD screen. Designed for the compact and powerful Cyber-shot DSC-T200 digital camera, the 5X optical zoom Vario-Tessar lens provides sharp focus and smooth zooming in an ultra compact body. The high-quality, precision-crafted Carl Zeiss optical lens provides rapid auto focus with an appealing zoom range for outstanding images. Slim and sophisticated, the T200 embodies style and elegance with its newly designed ultra compact body. The LCD Touch Screen encompasses the whole of the rear surface, canceling all buttons and giving the appearance like a photo frame. Even with the powerful 5X optical zoom, the camera is only about 20mm thick. Whether you're capturing your child's first birthday or your friend's birthday party, DCS-T200's Face Detection Technology, supported by the Bionz ultra high-speed Imaging Processor, captures the perfect shot every time. Together, the Bionz ultra high-speed Imaging Processor and Face Detection Technology, deliver high speed, high accuracy and fast tracking to automatically optimize focusing, exposure, flash control, white balance and color correction based on your subjects' faces and skin tone. The result is perfection at every click.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

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:0.8in
Height:2.3in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T200/DSC-T200B/DSC-T200S
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/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)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX
Digital Zoom:10/2
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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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