Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Review

Review Date: May 21st 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4.5
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4
Image Quality
3
Value for Money
4

With the flat-fronted, flip open faceplate mechanism a love it or hate it feature, those who do buy into the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100's looks and operation will find a camera that's pleasingly easy to use, though the lack of a conventional mode dial and camera operation divided between the main menu button and unique 'home' sub-menu does make navigation unnecessarily convoluted. Like you'd expect from Sony and a camera in this price bracket, the build however screams 'quality', and it's the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100's looks that will win it owners however shakily it performs when it comes to the images which are really the only, but most important, letdown. Low light shots without additional illumination display a lot of noise or introduce particularly horrible instances of red eye if the flash is deployed. Daylight images suffer from a colour cast, and there is some loss of sharpness at both extremities of the zoom range. So night or day, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 isn't the enthusiasts' perfect partner. Not having other comparable cameras to rate it against however, most of its (mass) target audience will find the T100 a user-friendly camera that delivers acceptable results. It's just a shame that a model that looks this good does not give a consistent performance in the key area of image quality.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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