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Sony DSC-T100

£255 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Sony

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The latest in Sony's T-series line of slim digital still cameras, the DSC-T100, is now on sale in the UK. We got hold of the Sony DSC-T100 for a review and were impressed, apart from the PlayStation 3-like lack of an HDMI cable.

The latest in Sony's T-series line of slim digital still cameras, the DSC-T100, is now on sale in the UK. We got hold of the Sony DSC-T100 for a review and were impressed, apart from the PlayStation 3-like lack of an HDMI cable.

This latest model packs an 8.1Mp image sensor, 5x optical zoom and a big 3in LCD display on the back. We got a chance to use the camera for a couple of weeks and ended up with some great looking pictures and a favorable impression.

First impressions are of a handsome camera thanks in large part to its brushed-aluminum face and the large display on the back. You can switch it on by sliding a cover down to reveal the lens, and off by doing the opposite. The camera starts up quickly and is almost immediately ready to take a picture.

The 8Mp image sensor Sony has fitted into the camera is generous. In fact, you'll probably want to set it to a lower resolution for day-to-day photography because you just don't need that much resolution for most pictures.

An 8Mp image works out at 3,264 pixels by 2,448 pixels and occupies about 2MB of space, versus 1.5MB for a 5Mp image, from which you'll still be able to produce a good looking print. You'll also be able to store more on a Memory Stick Duo card or the camera's built-in 31MB of memory.

While you're unlikely to need the 8Mp mode for day-to-day shooting, it does come in handy if you want to capture something at a distance. When you're a distance from your subject and the camera's optical zoom hits its limit then a top-resolution image should mean you can still zoom in a little on the image when it's in your PC and end up with a good shot.

Sony DSC-T100 Expert Verdict »
Sony Cybershot DSC-T100 Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
8Mp sensor
1/2.5in CCD
3,264x2,448 resolution
640x480 movie resolution (30 frames per second)
5x optical zoom
5.8-29mm aperture
3in, 230,000-pixel LCD
1cm/35cm normal, macro focus distance
automatic shutter speed: 1/4 - 1/1,000 seconds, manual shutter speed: 1 - 1/1,000 seconds
80-3,200 ISO range
31MB internal storage
rechargeable lithium-N battery
91.8x59.2x22.3mm, 141g
Bionz processor, Face Recognition mode, Super Steady Shot image stabiliser
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

A stylish, well-priced model from Sony, it has excellent build quality and portability, and produces great images. We really liked the Sony DSC-T100. Indeed, our only concerns were of the minor-quibble variety - that weird menu glitch and the lack of an HDMI cable.

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