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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and image quality also get good reviews, whereas the energy efficiency and optics get negative views.

portability, image quality, design, usability, screen

value for money, battery, memory, optics, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot T900 (black)

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is immediately impressive. A 12-megapixel camera with a stabilized 4x internal zoom lens, 3.5-inch touch-screen display with a resolution four times that of a typical camera LCD, and few physical controls in a body that's...

Fast performance; excellent design, LCD; optical zoom works in movie mode.

Short battery life; photo quality merely OK for the money; touch-screen not for everyone.

Though some will be disappointed by its photo quality, the barely there, high-tech Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is a very good ultracompact camera.

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Cyber-shot DSC-T900

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900, priced at $379.99 captures 12-megapixel images and HD video. However, photos tended to be noisy, and the small lens produced major distortion and chromatic aberration problems.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is a gorgeous camera with some strong points, but also a number of glaring flaws. The camera's most obvious strength is its size and design. At only 2/3 of an inch thick, and with a sleek sliding cover, it's very easy on...

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Sony CyberShot DSC-T900

 

So you want to be a super model? Eat only lettuce, workout daily, and visit the plastic surgeon regularly. If your goal is to be a super model digicam, slim yourself down to practically nothing, add some bling, a dash of cool technology, and you're...

Stylish12MP digicam; 4x zoom; 3.5-inch touchscreen; HD video

Might be too small for some; high noise; short battery life

For snapshots and photos of friends, it's a winner. For those who want to move beyond that, look elsewhere.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 First Impressions Digital Camera Review

 

Introduction Sony's T900 is the next iteration of their ultra compact touch-screen design, succeeding the T700 in this line. The T900 features a large 3.5 inch touch-screen display with a 4x optical zoom lens. It packs this into a tiny body that's...

• Functional touch-screen • Large, high resolution display • Attractive design • Very small and portable • Price • Poor maximum aperture

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

 

The Cybershot DSC-T900 is the latest ultra-sleek touch screen camera from Sony. It shoots 12-megapixel images, records 1280x720 HD video, and has a gorgeous 3.5-inch 920,000-dot screen

The great strength of this camera lies in its design. It's built for looks, with a sliding cover, thin profile, and non-extending lens. The LCD, which takes up the entire rear of the camera, is particularly attractive, with crystal clear image...

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Sony DSC-T900

 

12 megapixel sensor, but takes noisy images and the small lens has major issues

Sharp images; Accurate colors

Serious chromatic aberration; Major distortion troubles

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is a gorgeous camera with some strong points, but also a number of glaring flaws. The camera’s most obvious strength is its size and design. At only 2/3 of an inch thick, and with a sleek sliding cover, it’s very easy on...

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Sony Cyber-Shot T900

 

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"It's small and takes good pictures"

 

I'll throw this in at the top of the review - I do not recommend this camera, especially now after 3 years.

-Some of the pictures are outstanding

-Battery life is dreadful

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Very Good so far...

 

Had this camera for about a month and really like it. In "easy' mode, photo quality is lacking for the price. Takes some time to find that setting you need/want then the pic looks great - but again, I've only had it a month. Overall a really nice ......

Really like the responsive touch screen. Great HD video with R and L stereo sound - you can even zoom as you're filming

Although I'm not an expert, photo quality is lacking for the price in point and shoot/easy mode. Takes some playing around with settings (there's tons!) to get that great shot. But once you do, they look great

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All features are awsome except the LCD screen

 

This camera is for those infrequent users who tend to use it on special occasions.

HD movie, zooming while shooting, clear images, stylish look

The quality of LCD isn't very good, it cannot handle enough pressure, so delicate

Product Specifications

Snapping off premium quality photos is effortless with the 12.1-megapixel DSC-T900 Cyber-shot digital camera. Engineered to take the guesswork out of choosing the right mode, the T900 features iAuto mode that automatically adjusts settings for the best pictures in almost any environment. Its distinctive, svelte design measures just under 5/8" thin, yet it boasts more than enough advanced technology inside. For easy framing and viewing of your shots, there's a dazzling 3.5" touch screen with crisp resolution for displaying sharp details. You can even record HD video clips (720p) and play them back on your compatible HDTV via HDMI output with stereo sound.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
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/2.3in
Weight:5.2oz/5.3oz
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 / Gourmet / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait / Underwater

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-T900/DSC-T900/B/DSC-T900/R/DSC-T900/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/Bronze/Red

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)

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
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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