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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and screen. The design and usability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the manual image adjustments and storage. Opinions are divided on the shutter.

portability, usability, design, screen, image quality

value for money, viewfinder, control panel, storage, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-T50

 

The ultra-slim and stylish Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is the current top-of-the-line model in Sony's T-series line. It's equipped with a 7-megapixel Sony CCD imager, an internal Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, a large 3.0-inch Touchpanel TFT LCD...

As with other T-series cameras, you simply slide the lens cover down and the camera is ready to capture images in seconds. Sony's ultra-fast Real Imaging Processor circuitry increases the camera's efficiency for quicker start-up, faster shot-to-shot...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50

 

Beautiful 3-inch touch screen LCD. Wonderful design. Very good performance. Large text and on-screen buttons make it easy to navigate through menus.

A bit pricey. Some images too noisy. Lousy burst mode. No glass viewfinder.

Sony's 7.2MP Cyber-shot DSC-T50 has a beautiful design and a nice touch screen and takes decent shots.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T50

 

The ultra-slim and stylish Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is the current top-of-the-line model in Sony's T-series line. It's equipped with a 7-megapixel Sony CCD imager, an internal Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, a large 3.0-inch Touchpanel TFT LCD...

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T50 (black)

 

Pricing the T30 and T50 identically is probably the best thing Sony could've done. As we've seen with the touch screens on Sony's camcorders, not everyone likes the interface. In general, we find it somewhat clunky and, especially on screens smaller...

Optical image stabilization; solid image quality; 58MB internal memory.

Slow f/3.5 maximum aperture; too reliant on touch screen.

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T50 keeps the better features of the DSC-T30, but adds a touch screen interface we could've lived without.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview

 

Sony's Cyber-shot T-series has proven popular in the market thanks to designs with slim, compact bodies, and an emphasis on ease of use (while still allowing a fair degree of control over the final image). The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is an update to...

Slim form factor, literally shirt-pocket sized ; Touch-screen interface is popular with many users ; Excellent feature set for a subcompact ; Very effective image stabilization for steady photos even in limited lighting ; Excellent lens, very sharp,...

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The Sony Cybershot T50 hits retail in October 2006 (some online retailers are already listing it, as of late September), priced at $500

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T50 Pro Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is a small, light, simple point-and-shoot digital camera with a unique on screen touchscreen menu navigation. Turning on the camera and taking pictures is very easy and the on screen touch navigation is intuitive and easy to...

High quality Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens, Good image quality at low ISO, Compact body, Sony's Super SteadyShot anti-blur system, 3.0-inch LCD display, Touchscreen LCD display, Live histogram display in capture and playback modes

No aperture or shutter priority mode, Not enough manual control

The Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is a nice, comfortable, pocket-sized digital camera with good auto exposure metering and image quality. The Auto mode works well and the 3-inch touchscreen LCD makes the camera a joy to use. The camera performed very well in low...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50

 

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Sony Cyber-Shot T50

 

I wouldn't consider the new Sony T50 to be an upgrade to the T30 but here it goes: The Cyber-shot T50 takes the T30, strips most of its buttons and replaces that large 3 inch LCD with a touchscreen unit. Other than that, it's basically the same camera....

3x internal lens with optical image stabilization ; Strong flash at high ISO speeds ; Excellent battery life ; Large and visible LCD ; Nice close-up modes ; Very good movie mode with zoom ; Good image quality

Clunky touchscreen interface (More menus than usual) ; No manual controls ; Slow and limited continuous shooting ; Redeye and edge sharpness issues

The Sony Cyber-shot T50 is takes everything from the T30, throws away most of its buttons and puts in a touchscreen panel. Other things remain the same; 7 megapixels, internal lens with an image stabilizer, movie mode and LCD visibility.

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Sony Cybershot DSC T50 naked

 

Of course Sony was presented at the Photokina show, but actually did not had much news to unveil. The new Sony T50 was introduced in September 2006 and features a 1/2.5-inch 7.2 Megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor. This little digital compact camera...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-T50

 

It's easy to pocket your screen gems and dazzle audiences with the new Sony Cybershot DSC-T50 digital compact camera, featuring a three-inch touch-screen display and built-in slide show capability. The new Sony Cybershot T50 model's extra-large screen...

Product Specifications

Channel your inner spy as you capture spectacular photos - even in low light without a flash - with the limited edition, James Bond 007 Cyber-shot DSCT50/JBPKG digital camera and carrying case. Featuring the 007 logo, this slim and sexy camera includes a 3" touch panel, a precision Carl Zeiss 3X Optical/2X Digital zoom lens, and 56 MB internal memory for capturing images without a flash memory card. The DSCT50/JBPKG comes in an ultra-compact case that expresses your personal style in a choice of three designer colors, matte silver, sleek black or blazing red. It's also small enough to stay close at hand anywhere you roam. Another step up in megapixel performance gives you greater detail for making large prints or cropping in tightly on your subject. With the advanced Sony Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design, more light passes to each pixel for increased sensitivity and reduced noise. It's an amazingly big screen for such a small, slim-line camera - styled to fit flush against the camera back for a clean-line look, with bright Clear Photo LCD Plus design and touch-screen operation that make it easier to adjust camera menus, set up shots and share results even in bright sunlight. The DSC-T50/JBPKG lets you view in-camera images in Slide Show sequence, with one-button operation, selectable transition effects and up to four music background tracks that make it more entertaining to share your memories with family and friends. You can even use supplied Picture Package Music Transfer software to add your own favorite music. The Sony Super SteadyShot system detects camera movement and sends correcting signals to a stabilization lens to prevent image blur and reduce the effect of camera shake - an advantage when shooting with such a small camera. Because flash can sometimes change the mood, the DSCT50/JBPKG provides high sensitivity (ISO 1000) for excellent low-light shots at higher shutter speed and for capturing images in museums or religious sites where flash may not be permitted. The Sony Clear RAW Noise Reduction system also counters the picture noise traditionally associated with high ISO. With 56 MB Internal Memory, the DSC-T50/JBPKG allows you to shoot photos without a flash memory card so you can always get your shot even if you forgot your card. You can easily transfer your images from camera memory to optional Memory Stick Duo media, upload shots to your computer or make prints on your digital printer.

Audio Input

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

Battery

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

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 Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.6oz/6oz
Width:3.7in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T50/DSC-T50 James Bond 007 Limited Edition/DSC-T50B/DSC-T50S
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/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/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)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX
Digital Zoom:2/6
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1000 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Neutral / Vivid/Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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