Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2
DPreview reports: [edited]
The 8-megapixel model features 4GB of internal memory and can store up to 40,000 VGA-quality photos or 1,000 8-megapixel pictures, eliminating the need to manage multiple media cards.
The camera’s album folder makes it easy to organize and access thousands of photos in-camera. Images can be viewed in chronological order and displayed in a calendar view. By installing the bundled Picture Motion Browser software, you can also view images by events like birthdays or Sunday BBQs.
Beloved photos can be selected and moved to the camera’s “favorites” folder for virtually instant retrieval, without having to navigate through hundreds of pictures. In favorites, photos can be arranged in six separate subfolders with a touch of a finger.
The camera has a new look with a compact silver body; black LCD frame; and a sliding lens cover available in blue, green, pink, white or black.
Its touch-panel LCD screen replaces small buttons with on-screen icons and a user-friendly interface to make camera operation fast and simple. You can touch the screen to select the subject you want to focus on (shooting mode) and where you want to zoom in (playback mode).
Sony’s “smile shutter” function automatically detects and captures a person smiling without the need to press the shutter. If there are several people in the frame, you can select the primary subject for the camera to watch by touching the screen. A sequence of up to six smiling shots can be taken without the need to manually press the shutter.
Other features include face detection, optical image stabilization and high sensitivity (up to ISO 3200).
The Cyber-shot DSC-T2 has a 3x optical zoom, is 129g, 87 x 57 x 20mm and will ship in December for about $350.