Oct 14, 2005

Sony T5 review

The all new Sony Cybershot DSC-T5 will be available in four colors - red, champagne gold, silver and black - and sports a five megapixel imager and prism-folded 3x optical zoom lens protected by a sliding lens barrier. Other features include a large 2.5" LCD display, built-in four-mode flash, 32MB of built-in memory, Memory Stick Duo / PRO Duo storage slot, and USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity. The T5 follows other Sony T-series digital cameras with its 0.8-inch thick body size and non-extending Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens.
Sony Cybershot DSCT5 5.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)

Sony Cybershot DSC-T5

DigitalCameraInfo.com have just posted a Sony Cybershot DSC-T5 Digital Camera review and said-
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 makes good on Sony’s promise to release digital cameras with big LCDs, mega resolution, and internal memory. The T5’s 2.5-inch LCD screen includes 230,000 pixels, which is almost twice what the competition is offering on their screens. The T5 has 5.1 megapixels of shooting power and 32 MB of internal memory in which to save those shots. This model is designed primarily to point and shoot – and slide into a pocket when it’s not doing that. The 3x optical zoom lens does not extend from the body, which makes packing the T5 away easy and comfortable. This snapshot-oriented digital camera comes with automated features, ten scene modes, and a movie mode to please the majority of users. Its sleek body is offered in four different colors, making the stylish T5 a viable alternative for the fashion-conscious crowd.

The Sony T5 has a few physical problems, such as the lens cover that can easily shut the camera off and the tiny buttons that make exposure controls – the ones that are available – tedious to set. The T5 has some internal problems as well. The movie mode is hardly usable in low light and the camera’s flash produces sharp, hard-edged shadows and frequent red-eye. Perhaps the biggest drawback to this camera is its slow shutter. Images are simply not as crisp as they should be. In optimal lighting, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 will produce good photos. But if you’re looking for great images, keep looking. The T5 has a sexy body, but lacks the brains to be a really stellar digital camera."

The Cyber-shot T5 is available for about $350 (red, black and champagne gold options will be available in October) on SonyStyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail) and at authorized dealers nationwide.