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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the value for money and image quality are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the optics. Some have doubts about the low light performance and viewfinder.

portability, usability, design, image quality, value for money

shutter, features, contrast, viewfinder, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

 

If you're looking for a slim ultra compact, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 certainly fits the bill. If you're looking for a feature rich camera however, you might be disappointed.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T90

 

We love running around during the summer – the beach, ball games, family gatherings, eating out – the usual stuff. In the heat, however, it's no fun lugging around a hefty DSLR with several lenses. That's why compact point-and-shoot cameras like the...

Ultra portable; 3-inch touchscreen LCD; quality 12-megapixel images; decent 720P video

Small size could be a detriment; no aperture or shutter speed adjustments; optional cable required for HD video; relatively expensive

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is truly an aim-and-forget camera and you

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 ($299.99 direct) continues the trend of widescreen displays elbowing traditional 4:3s aside. After all, the wider 16:9 aspect ratio has become common with laptop screens, monitors, and (of course) HDTVsshouldn't we be taking...

Good image quality. Large, wide, and responsive touch screen. Records 720p high-def video. Wide selection of shooting and editing features. Fast start-up and recycle times

Poor battery life. Soft images in bright conditions. Proprietary USB connection

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is the least-expensive touch-screen camera on the market. If it weren't for a couple annoying flaws, though, it would be perfect.

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Sony DSC-T90 Review

 

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17, 2009 - Sony today announced five new Cyber-shot cameras (models DSC-T900, DSC-T90, DSC-W290, DSC-W230 and DSC-H20) that make it easier to take the best pictures without changing settings. The intelligent auto mode, available on the...

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Sony Cyber-Shot T90

 

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Do not buy a Sony digital camera

 

Do not by a Sony digital camera. I have a Sony T70 that often vibrates when I turn it on making it impossible for the camera to focus. After some investigating I found out this is a known bug with the T20?s. It's actually a failure with the ... Expand...

I'm writing this as a preventative warning. Buyers beware

I'm writing this as a preventative warning. Buyers beware

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, design, image quality, value for money

features, contrast, viewfinder, low-light

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Brown)Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Pink)Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Silver)

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Super Simple

 

Purchased this for a family vacation. Dell.com had the best price by far. Camera's slim design makes it easy to put in a pocket without bulging. Takes great pictures with no effort. This is a great camera for everyday use.

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Sony DSC-T90 12.1 MP 4X Zoom Digital Camera - MSRP $279.99

 

Excelent, easy to use camera. Takes great quality pictures

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DSC T90

 

Great product. Owned the T-9 before. The automatic function on the T-90 is awesome. It recognizes nights,fireworks, day, snow, etc without one requiring to change to the different programme. Delivery was fast.

Product Specifications

Think thin. Measuring under 5/8" thin, the ultra-chic DSC-T90 Cyber-shot digital camera is perfect for stashing in your pocket or a small purse. But the T90 doesn't just impress on the outside. Built into its compact body are powerful features that make taking great pictures a cinch. Not sure which mode to use at sunset or when shooting sporting events? The iAuto mode does the work for you. It automatically adjusts the settings for fantastic results no matter what you're shooting or where you are. There's also Face Detection mode for capturing subtle detail and natural skin tones in faces. And when still photos aren't enough, you can record HD video clips (720p) and play it back on the 3 touch screen LCD.

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.5oz/5.3oz
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 / Gourmet / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait / Underwater

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T90/DSC-T90/B/DSC-T90/L/DSC-T90/P/DSC-T90/T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.6
Max Focal Length:24.7mm
Min Focal Length:6.18mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Bronze/Pink/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)/Optical (Super Steady Shot)/Optical (Super Steady Shot) / Optical (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
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 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (80-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cross filter / Fisheye / Happy face / Partial color / Radial blur / Retro / Sepia / Soft Focus / Unsharp masking / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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