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Sony T300 review

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Sunday 31st, August 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

Compact digital cameras like the Sony Cybershot DSC-T300 are made for their ease. Compact in size, as flat as possible as to not leave a bulge in your trouser or shirt pocket, and where possible as light weighted as can be. The compact size does not always apply to a compact camera, for example the Megazoom digital cameras, and these are therefore often called hybrid cameras. The Sony T300 compact camera settles for two out of three of these criteria, for its size is still rather considerable, namely some 179 grams (operable).

Sony T300

10 Megapixel compact camera
The Sony Cyber-shot T300 belongs to one of the first cameras that has been introduced with a high amount of pixels on a relatively small CCD surface. It may be clear by now that 10 Megapixels are totally over the top for this type of compact camera. Still, the marketing department keeps on pushing and claiming that 'the consumer demands it'. Not only Sony is guilty in this matter; the entire industry is not entirely innocent. Yet, very carefully, taking baby-steps, some manufacturers are trying to improve the quality of the pixels instead of increasing their amount. Perhaps in Sony’s case we will have to wait for the next generation?

Sony T300 memory support
Sony is an exception as for memory use on a digital camera. This applies to the compact camera. The Sony SLR cameras use a Compact Flash memory card, a standard card that is also part of the Sony assortment. The Sony Cybershot digital cameras all feature a card slot supporting Sony's Memory Stick memory cards. The last years this has become the Memory Stick Duo available in various storage capacities and speeds. In the years before, the Memory Stick (twice as long as the Duo format) was Sony's standard. This seems to become the odd one out, although the market share seems quite stable. Memory Stick is not only supported by digital cameras, also Sony's camcorders and mobile phones and various other Sony products support this format.

Sony T300

Sony T300 review
The first acquaintance with the Sony T300 left quite an impression, an impression of a unique and stylishly designed camera. One that makes Sony stand out from the rest of the market. The nice and moreover solid design beams with quality, with on top of that a unique design. The integration of the intelligent software solution that facilitates digital photography once again, adds to the value of the Sony T300. And if that is not enough; the Sony T300 comes with an impressively large sized monitor of no less than 3.5 inches! Truly superb paper specifications yet not completely representative for its performance in practice. Read the full Sony T300 review at LetsGoDigital.

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