Sep 18, 2005

Sony Cybershot DSC-T7

The remarkably tiny Sony Cybershot DSC-T7 packs a whopping 5.1 megapixels literally into the palm of your hand. Thanks to a highly efficient design, the Sony Cyber-shot T7 is just over a third-of-an inch, making it Sony's thinnest, fully-featured model yet. Though small in stature, the camera packs a powerful punch. It has a 2.5-inch hybrid LCD screen, covering about two-thirds of the back of the digital camera, which is perfectly sized for framing, displaying and sharing pictures.

This ultra-compact camera represents a milestone in ingenious design, said Hiro Takahashi, vice president for digital imaging products at Sony Electronics. Thin is the theme, but this camera is absolutely bursting with great picture quality and style. The Cybershot T7 is a must-have camera for the fashion-forward crowd.

Steve's Digicams have posted their Cybershot DSC-T7 review today of the Sony T7. Here's a quotation-
"If you're in need of a super-compact digicam that captures high resolution images, the SONY CyberShot T7 or its T5 and T33 siblings could be just the ticket. With 5-megapixel imagers, terrific image quality, small size, light weight and good-looks, Sony produced a trio of high-quality go anywhere cameras for recording your vacation travels and outdoor activities. They are less successful at capturing indoor family events because of their limited flash range. Because they so equal in quality, performance and features, it seems that Sony is conducting market research with real products, an expensive proposition for them and somewhat of a dilemma for you; how do you choose?"

Basic Features
* 5.1-megapixel CCD.
* 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with Transflective design for dramatically improved readability in bright light.
* Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x zoom lens, equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm camera.
* Maximum aperture of f/3.5 - f/4.4, depending on lens zoom position.
* As much as 6x Precision Digital Zoom, and as much as 12x Smart Zoom (in VGA mode; not available at 5 megapixels).
* Full Auto and Program exposure modes.
* Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to 1 second (as long as 2 seconds in Night Shot mode).
* Built-in flash with four modes, plus Red Eye reduction.
* Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo image storage, 32MB Memory Stick Duo card included.
* Cradle included as stand; Interface adapter also included for easy connection to a computer or television set, USB and A/V cables included.
* Power supplied by NP-FE1 Info-Lithium battery (supplied with external charger) or AC adapter (optional).
* Pixela Image Mixer software and USB drivers included for both Windows and Mac platforms.

Special Features
* Movie mode with MPEG VX Movie option. (Continuous high-res video recording with Memory Stick PRO Duo cards)
* Magnifying Glass, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Candle, Soft Snap, Landscape, High Speed Shutter, Beach, Snow, and Fireworks preset scene modes.
* 10-second Self-Timer for delayed shutter release.
* Picture Effects menu with Sepia and Black & White effects.
* Macro (close-up) lens setting.
* White balance (color) adjustment with six modes.
* Burst, Multi Burst, Auto Exposure Bracketing, and Normal record modes.
* Multi-Pattern and Spot metering modes.
* Sensitivity setting with four ISO equivalents (64, 100, 200, 400) and an Auto setting.
* Five-area Multi-Point auto focus with Spot and Center AF modes, and AF illuminator.
* Single and Monitoring AF modes.
* Automatic Noise Reduction for longer exposures.
* DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.