Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Review

Review Date: December 29th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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

Specifications

Hardware

Docking Station :   Yes, via optional HD cradle(CSS-HD2)
LCD :   3.5"1 Widescreen (230K Pixels) Clear Photo LCD™ Plus screen
Lens Construction :   12 Elements in 10 Groups, (including 3 aspheric elements,1 prism)
Lens Type :   Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Microphone/Speaker :   Yes/ Yes
Viewfinder :   N/A

Optics/Lens

35mm Equivalent :   Yes
Aperture Range :   Auto(F3.5-F10) / Program Auto(F3.5-F10)
Digital Zoom :   2X (Precision)
Exposure Compensation :   ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Step Increments
Face Detection :   Yes
Filter Diameter :   N/A
Focal Distance :   W:Approx. 3 1/8" (8cm) to Infinity, T:Approx. 31 1/2"(80cm) to Infinity; Close Focus Enabled: .3/8"(1cm) to 7 7/8" (20cm)
Focal Length :   5.8 - 29mm
Focus :   9 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Flexible Spot
ISO :   Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Macro Mode :   Yes
Minimum Focus Distance :   19-11/16" (50cm) Normal, 3-1/8" (8cm) Macro, 3/8" (1cm) Magnifying Glass
Optical Zoom :   5X
Shutter Speed :   Auto(1/4 - 1/1,000) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,000)
Smart Zoom® Technology :   Up to 7.0X (5MP), 8.9X (3MP), 9.5X (16:9 2MP) 28X (VGA Resolution)4
Total Zoom :   10X

Software

Operating System Compatibility :   Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home and Professional, and Vista; Macintosh® OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.1-10.5)
Supplied Software :   Windows: Picture Motion Browser Vers 3.0.02 + USB Driver

Power

Battery Capacity :   3.6V, 680 mAh
Battery Type :   Lithium-Ion NP-BD1

Service and Warranty Information

Limited Warranty Term :   1 Year Parts & Labor

Inputs and Outputs

Accessory Terminal :   Multi connector
Audio/Video Output(s) :   Yes via Mutli-Use Connector
HD Output :   Yes (1080i) with optional accessory
USB Port(s) :   Yes (Supports USB 2.08)

General

Imaging Device :   1/2.3" Super HAD™ CCD
Megapixel :   10.1 MP
Recording Media :   15MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick® DUOTM Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media

Operating Conditions

Flash Effective Range :   Auto: Approx.0.1-Approx.3.5m(W) / Approx.0.8-Approx.2.7m(T),
Flash Mode(s) :   Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Synch

Convenience Features

AF Illuminator Light :   Yes
In-Camera Editing :   In-Camera Retouching --- Red-eye correction, soft edge filter, cross filter, partial color filter, fish-eye filter, retro, radiation, trimming, unsharp masking and happy face.
Movie Mode(s) :   MPEG VX Fine(640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media), MPEG VX Standard(640x480 at 16.6fps), Presentation Mode (320 x 240 at 8.3fps).
Multi-Pattern Measuring :   Yes
PictBridge Compatible :   Yes
Power Save Mode :   Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)
Real Imaging Processor™ Technology :   Yes - Bionz
Scene Mode(s) :   Beach, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Smile Shutter, and underwater
Super SteadyShot® optical image stabilization :   Yes

Convenience

Burst Mode :   100 shots at 1.6 fps
Color Mode(s) :   Black & White, Natural, Sepia, Vivid
Date/Time Stamp :   No/ No
Erase/Protect :   Yes/Yes
Media/Battery Indicator :   Yes/Yes
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility :   Tested to support up to 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media capacity2; does not support Access Control security function.
Red-Eye Reduction :   Yes (On/Off all modes)
Self Timer :   Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
Still Image Mode(s) :   Burst, JPEG (Fine), Exposure Bracketing
White Balance :   Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
     
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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