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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and battery are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the color. Many are negative about the focus and viewfinder.

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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-T30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony CyberShot DSC-T30


The Cyber-shot DSC-T30 is in Sony's ultra-compact line of digital cameras with its sleek metal surface and slim profile. The 7.2-megapixel T30 has a lot of features that make it attractive to trendy point-and-shooters. It is easy to use, offering a...

- 3 inch LCD screen - Slide shows with music - Image stabilization - Sleek design - Great movie mode - ISO to 1000 - Great battery life and indicator - 58 MB internal memory - Good handling

- LCD's slow refresh rate - LCD could easily be scratched - 30 fps movies require Pro card - Slow burst mode - Limited white balance options - Limited shutter speeds

The 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 offers consumers a lot of style, some imaging capabilities, and little overall value. The camera is nicely packaged in a metal body that is skinny enough to slide into a pocket, but also has a few features that...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T30


Equipped with double anti-blur protection, the DSC-T30 is the ultimate Sony "ultra-compact" Cyber-shot model for capturing great photos in low light situations. The T30 provides 7- megapixels of resolution for poster size prints as well as a Carl Zeiss...

Bottom line - the Cyber-shot DSC-T30 continues Sony's tradition of robust performance, great image quality, and easy to use features, all packed in a durable metal package that can be tucked away just about anywhere. The only issues I had with the...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


Sony's Cyber-shot T-series of digital cameras have proven popular in the market thanks to their slim, compact bodies and ease of use while still allowing a fair degree of control over photos. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 builds on that heritage, as an...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 is now the eighth in the T-series (though not all from this line made it to the US market), with similar overall specs to its predecessors. The camera's thin profile is clean and understated, with smooth panels and very few...


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30


Is the DSC-T30 the ultimate ultra-compact? Find out in our review

Stylish, ultra-thin metal body; comes in black and silver ; Optical image stabilizer ; Very good photo quality (though see issues below); low noise levels through ISO 400 ; Snappy performance ; Huge LCD display; good outdoor / low light visibility ;...

Redeye ; Above average purple fringing; some corner softness ; No manual controls; custom white balance and long shutter speed modes needed ; Burst mode could be better ; Annoying sliding lens cover ; Flimsy cover over memory card / battery compartment...

If you want an ultra-compact camera that offers style, performance, image stabilization, and a huge LCD display then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 is for you. It's not for people who want manual controls or those who shoot under unusual lighting -- but...

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Sony CyberShot DSC-T30


The 7.2-megapixel T30, announced in April 2006, is part of Sony's line of ultra-compact point-and-shoot digital cameras. At just under an inch thick, it offers a host of trendy features. It has an optical image stabilization system, 3-inch LCD screen,...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 Digital Camera Review


The 7.2-megapixel T30, announced in April 2006, is part of Sony's line of ultra-compact point-and-shoot digital cameras. At just under an inch thick, it offers a host of trendy features. It has an optical image stabilization system, 3-inch LCD screen,...

The T30 takes a different approach to lens design. While most cameras have telescoping lenses that come out of the camera body when in use, the T30's lens stays in the body. The lens cover is different, too, in the form of a large panel that covers...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 Digital Camera Review


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Sony Cybershot DSC-T30 Review


It is clear that Sony has been improving its T-series of ultra-compact digital cameras, but so has every other manufacturer. Unfortunately, these improvements are not enough to make the Sony Cybershot DSC-T30 catch up with the competition. While fast...

Stabilized ultra-compact lens, Accurate color and exposure, Good image noise until ISO 200, Quite fast and responsive, Good LCD visibility, Great battery-life

Noticeable optical distortion, High chromatic aberrations, Visible corner softness, Slow focus in low-light, Some vignetting, Red eye problems

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Sony Cyber-Shot T30


It's the all new Sony Cyber-shot T30. This little camera packs 7 megapixels of resolution, a large 3 inch LCD, ISO 1000 high sensitivity and a 75% battery life increase over its predecessor. The Cyber-shot T30 appeared to be a big hit when it was...

3x internal lens with optical image stabilization ; Strong flash when using high ISO ; Excellent battery life ; Large high-resolution 3 inch LCD which is both sharp and visible outdoors/indoors ; 1 cm magnifying glass mode; now available at a touch of...

Looks ugly in front (in my opinion); lacks any textured grip and clear plastic layer covering the entire camera back can be slippery ; Slow lens ; No manual controls ; Slow and limited continuous shooting ; Lacking extremely fast performance that some...

While not the perfect ultra-compact camera, the Sony Cyber-shot T30 is fairly close. It has 7 megapixels packed with an internal 3x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization - the lens is quite slow though.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T30


Sony is building up its arsenal of anti-blur, digital still cameras with the introduction of the new 7.2 Megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC T30 model. "When people are out having a good time, they don't want to spend it learning how to avoid taking blurry...

Product Specifications

The slim Cyber-shot DSC-T30 digital camera from Sony is the perfect union of style and performance. Sophisticated as it is powerful, the DSC-T30 captures a spectacularly clear digital picture thanks in part to its 7.2 Megapixel Super HAD CCD for increased sensitivity. An enhanced ISO 1000 rating ensures greater shutter control for an impressive and realistic digital image. Utilizing the improved ISO sensitivity and Super SteadyShot technology, the DSC-T30's Dual Blur Free function compensates for hand shake while shooting and recreates a sharper image. The anti-reflective 3.0" Hybrid Clear Photo LCD Plus also offers the freedom to shoot from any angle without distortion or light interference. Capture more of your favorite moments using optional Memory Stick Duo media or the DSC-T30's built-in 58MB internal memory. Choose from eleven photo modes including "High Sensitivity" for blur-free capturing of fast-moving subjects or "Movie" and capture the moment in a new way! Preview your images instantly with the fun Image Slideshow feature. With other great features including PictBridge direct printing and Super SteadyShot image stabilization, the DSC-T30 Cyber-shot digital camera combines fashion and function like never before.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FR1

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: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 / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


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



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:7.2Megapixel

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/MPEG VX / MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 640 / ISO 80 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None