Sony CyberShot DSC-T100

Last updated: Review by Macworld (added on 03 October’07)

The Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-T100 is a 8.1 million pixels point-and-shoot digital camera equipped with 5x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-175mm ), and a 3″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring in at 91.8 x 59.2 x 22.3 mm (3 5/8 x 2 5/16 x 7/8 in), weighing 172 g (6.1 oz) and running on Lithium-ion battery NP-BG1.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info



Sony CyberShot DSC-T100 Reviews

Macworld reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“If style is a prime consideration and you plan to let the camera do all the exposure and composition work, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is a capable enough shooter in a slick package. Those who care more about what’s under the hood, however, can find a lot more camera for the money.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“Bottom line – small, sleek, durable and full of features, makes the 8-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T100 really stand out. This camera is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a small, easy to use camera, that takes outstanding photographs in auto mode, but also includes a slew of manual settings. ”
Rating: N/A

ePhotozine reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“The camera is aimed at users who know their way around a camera, but don’t want a big bulky one. The camera is very capable, has a good lens and the zoom is good for the size with the resolution and processor helping, some good photographs can be taken with it.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

MacUser reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“The 8 megapixel CCD provides fine detail in pictures and images are sharp at the widest settings. However, even with the stabiliser, you have to take care to prevent blur using the telephoto. Colours have an intense look from oversaturation, and speckled noise is visible even at 200 ISO. Skin tones look respectable, though, and we can’t really fault the face detection AF, which performs very well.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“Add the minimal shutter lag and realistic colors and the T100 is already a far better performer than many of its ultra-slim competitors.The Sony Cyber-shot T100 isn’t perfect: its buttons are tiny, it takes some time to learn the menu system, and its flash is horribly spotty and weak. But if users don’t need the flash often and want a trendy little camera to easily tote around and shoot with, the Sony T100 is a sure fit.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is another nice camera in Sony’s ultra-slim T line. It definitely caters to the individual looking for a high quality, stylish camera who doesn’t mind paying a higher price, as seems to be typical for Sony products. The camera’s specs – 8 megapixels, 5x optical zoom with image stabilization, 3 inch LCD – are also pretty compelling. Image quality is good overall, but heavy noise reduction really muddies up details at sensitivities over ISO 200. The camera operates quickly and has great battery life – another big selling point for users who like to grab the impromptu shots of your friends out on the town.”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“Image quality is where the T100 justifies its hefty price tag. The Carl Zeiss lens lives up to its prestigious name, providing superb detail with minimal wide-angle distortion, and some of the best edge and corner sharpness I’ve seen from a compact camera… The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is an expensive camera for a relatively simple pocket compact, but it justifies its price with excellent build quality, elegant design, above average performance and superb image quality. It is an outstanding all-round snapshot camera, and if you can afford it you won’t be disappointed.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCRP reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“You’ll see a few noise reduction artifacts at the lowest ISOs, but they don’t really become obvious until ISO 200 and 400. Using the highest ISO settings (800 and above) is not a good idea, as your photos will have flat color and tons of detail loss from noise reduction…W”
Rating: N/A

About.com reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“What makes this camera stand out from the crowd of digital cameras that meet the same criteria is its face detection capabilities and its direct HDTV output for showing off your great pictures… The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 digital camera has everything the latest models offer when it comes to basic features. It has a nice design, and has an easy-to-hold and easy-to-shoot build.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
” I also like that you can zoom (using optical zoom) during video capture…Sadly, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 costs more than $100 above competing ultracompact cameras, including the excellent Canon PowerShot SD1000. The DSC-T100 gives you more optical zoom power, but most users will find the SD1000 a better buy.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“Noise wise, you start to loose edge definition at ISO 800, though shots are still usable at ISO 1600. I’d forget about ISO 3200 entirely unless in dire need, as images begin to resemble something closer to a brass rubbing than a photograph. … As for the lens performance, there is some loss of corner sharpness at maximum wide angle, and an overall softness at maximum telephoto that benefits from sharpening. Although combining all the above complaints doesn’t actually go so far as ruining a shot or enjoyment of using the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100, it appears that this is not a camera without compromise.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“The DSC T100 handles the standard outdoor shots pretty well. The photo is sharp and stays sharp as you move towards the edges… Overall the Sony DSC T100 is well worth considering. I am sure the longer than standard lens will come in handy and this camera is superior to other pocket sized cameras I have tested with similar length lenses…I really like the Sony DSC T100. It is one of a very small number of pocket sized digital cameras with a longer than standard zoom lens. I was very impressed with the picture quality and the DSC T100 coped well with my lowlight tests as well as with my outdoor ones.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ComputerActive reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“Sturdy, well-built, attractively fashioned and, in most instances, quick to respond, the T100 will appeal to anyone wanting a better lens reach than the standard 3x, but a camera that’s still just a tad larger in height and width than a credit card…Good points: Looks great, small and sturdily built
Good range of features, 8.1 megapixels and 5x optical zoom. Bad points: Pricey compared to competing brands, Images could be sharper. Overall Almost all you could want from a digital snapshot, even if images could be sharpened.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 (rating: 8.2/10) and writes;
“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 demonstrates exactly what a good snapshot camera should be. Its slim form looks good and fits easily in the pocket, it includes some very useful features, and it shoots great photos at a fast clip. Its price may seem a bit steep, but you’ll get a lot of camera in a very small package…The bottom line: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is a slim point-and-shoot whose generous feature set, great photos, and quick performance make it an excellent choice for a pocket camera. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
PROS: A beautiful and compact camera, With the Alpha Bionz image processor, it’s very responsive, Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization, High ISO performance with a High ISO Scene mode gets shots in darkness, In-camera editing is both fun (fish-eye, blur, color) and useful (red-eye), 5x zoom lens adds range and Smart Zoom provides a usable digital zoom, Incredibly fast USB transfers with the included cable, HD output is a winner for stills, especially with the built-in slide show features. CONS: Weak flash supported by high ISO yields noisy images at edge of flash range, High ISO shots give up detail for color, HD cable is not included, Movies aren’t high definition and don’t play through an HD connection (you have to use the VGA cable)”
Rating: N/A

PhotoReview.AU reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 (rating: 8.5) and writes;
“Imatest showed the test camera’s resolution to be slightly below expectations for an 8-megapixel digicam and revealed some edge softening. It also showed differences in resolution between horizontal and vertical resolution, along with a sharp decline in resolution above ISO 400. This became obvious in shots taken at ISO 800 and was very noticeable at ISO 3200, where noise was also obvious… The DSC-T100 Cyber-shot is an attractive-looking digicam with a pocketable body and, as such, is likely to gain numerous admirers, most of whom will not be concerned by the minor defects our tests have identified. Its compact size makes it suitable for travellers; its large LCD and readable GUI will endear it to photographers who want a portable photo album as well as anybody with poor vision and its styling will delight fashion-conscious buyers. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalCameraInfo has a preview of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100;
Likes: Huge LCD screen, Very compact, Sexy and fashionable, Great movie mode, Powerful 340-shot battery. Dislikes: Tiny buttons, Poor handling, Short shutter speed range, Limited f/3.5 max aperture, Have to lay the camera on side to reach the battery.”
Rating: N/A

DigitalTrends reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 (rating: 8/10) and writes;
“I would’ve given this camera an Editor’s Choice designation except for one problem. Although Sony promotes the fact this camera outputs HD-quality shots to your HDTV, the only way you can do it is by purchasing an optional accessory for at least $40. Bummer. Given its long list of other excellent features—8.2MP resolution, quality photos, optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, excellent menu system and Face Detection–this should have had a higher rating. Still this is an excellent 2007 camera and does the T series proud. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Unbeatable has a preview of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 and writes;
“The Cybershot T100 is a stunning digital camera with a cool minimalist appearance that just screams class. The front of the camera has sliding panel that covers the lens when not in use and on this panel is a shiny metallic strip which stands out from the body with the Cybershot logo on. The top of the T100 has the shutter release button and on the back is the power button along with the playback button, zoom rocker, menu button, d-panel and home button. The 3″ LCD screen dominates the rear and is a great size to view those memories and is also great for showing off your home made movies.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆


Sony CyberShot DSC-T100 Samples

- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ Cameras.UK
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sample Photos: 1 & 2 @ PhotoReview


Sony CyberShot DSC-T100 User Manuals (PDF)

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- Download Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Instruction Manual
- Download CyberShot Handbook


Sony CyberShot DSC-T100 Firmware

- Download Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Firmware V2 – DSCT100V2.exe (25.05.07)
The new firmware resolves an issue where the message “No images” may be displayed on the LCD screen when using “slide show with music” function with your transferred music more than 170 seconds in length.


Sony CyberShot DSC-T100 Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2007 — Sony is introducing a line of slim and stylish Cyber-shot T-series cameras that are destined to be the fashionista crowd’s favorite party companion.

The 8-megapixel DSC-T100 camera is a showstopper with the most powerful zoom and largest LCD screen in Sony’s T-series. With its Carl Zeiss® 5x optical zoom lens and 3-inch LCD screen, this model will debut in red, black and silver.

The 8-megapixel DSC-T20 camera features a Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and will hit the scene in pink, white, black and silver.

In colors to match your party gear and less than a half-inch thick, both cameras can easily slip into a clutch purse or the pocket of a jacket. They can be fashionably protected with four different styles of matching camera cases in colors such as pink, red, green, grey, crème, brown and black, which will be sold separately.

“There’s a generation of style-conscious, tech-savvy people who want the brands and products in their lives to reflect who they are,” said Phil Lubell, director of marketing for digital cameras at Sony Electronics. “Our new T-series cameras can give these customers the form factor and advanced technologies they’re looking for.”

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Comment by Waiss Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-25 15:30:47

I have problem with my sony camera DCS – T100, i took many pictures now i am not able to see some of my pictures it show me file error in camera, and i download it in my PC still the same problem, one thing that it made me sure i can restore them, that is the size of my pcitures all of them has size like 2 MB, 2,4 MB and so on if you people can help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzz to restore my pictures or open them, they are really my important Pictures.

regards

Waiss

Comment by Bill
2007-08-30 20:36:23

I am having the same issue. I cannot view the last 30-40 pictures I took with the camera. The file sizes differs on each of the pictures.

Can anyone help?

 
Comment by muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-07 01:49:14

just try changing your memory stick.. buy a original from sony.
it helped me, so it will help you too.. i am trying my new one.. if the problem persists i will surely come back here

muzammil

smarty@rediffmail.com

 
Comment by George M Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-05 07:57:07

I had this problem with an eBay-purchased, Sony-branded, memory card as wells as with a SanDisk card purchased at Costco. I then purchased a Sony Card at Circuit City and have had no further problems. Those same cards work fine in other applications, so apparently the T100/T200 are “finicky” about memory cards.

 
 
Comment by muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-05 02:31:35

i am muzammil.. i bought this camera some 2 days back.. it is having the same problem of “file error” . i am using a 1 gb card and when i take some 100-120 pics i cant take more pictures.. it shows “file error” with a totally blue screen.. the camera seems to be taking pictures but the pictures are not actually stored.. just shift to playback mode and u will see that all the pictures u took are not retrievable.. plz help me cure this problem!! i am very sad and tensed.. i bought this camera from vietnam 2 days back on a trip and cant take it to a sony repair centre here.. plz help!!
smarty@rediffmail.com

Comment by Scott
2007-09-06 19:01:47

Have you tried to email the Sony support in your region?
Try to go to http://www.sony.com, then follow the link to go to your regional sony website. You should be able to find the contact support email add or phone no. from there. Ask them about your problem, they should be able to come up with a solution.

 
Comment by muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-07 01:37:41

i have contacted online support from sony, and they provided me with a solution.. the problem was with the memory card that i was using. it was not genuine. vietnam ppl are cheaters.. tho they cant cheat with the camera!! its a highly sofisticated one!! but the gave me a very genuine looking cheap memory card.. thanks to online support from sony, my problem has finally resolved!! sony!! keep going ppl.. they are having online customer care executives which will resolve your problems in minutes.. if it is like that of mine.. i am not a sony fan.. i feel canon is equally good in quality, but i am so relaxed after this problem got resolved..

muzammil

smarty@rediffmail.com

Comment by George M Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-22 01:39:46

glad to hear about resolution. Were you able to recover the “blue screen” files, or is your problem resolved only moving forward by using a new/genuine card?

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-22 18:13:24

The files on my old card cannot be restored.. they were never written properly on the card!! Changing the card only helps… even tho the properties of the files showed a size of 2-3 MB but they were not written properly on the card, so change the card .. that will surely help. i have been using my new card from a long time now.. it is just wonderfull and error free.

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Comment by Tom
2007-11-05 05:22:49

I have the same problem! I am using a genuine 2GB Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo MagicGate that I bought from Buydig.com.

I noticed that this “File Error” blue screen happens when I take a pic without flash. I’m thinking the Sony software doesn’t process it correctly.

I have noticed another bug in the Sony T100. Sometimes the camera shuts off and restarts by itself.

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-05 23:49:56

your card is not proper.. buy a new 1gb to 4gb card from sony store.. those cards( the 1 u r using) look exactly the same as genuine.. but they are fake.. buying one from sony store will only help.. try that out and reply, i will get an intimation on my email. Regards, Muzammil

Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-06 22:10:20

Same problem here. Using genuine 4 gig Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo MagicGate that I bought from Abe’s of Maine. All was working properly until around picture number 500. Then all further pics said “file error” and not recoverable. I reformatted the card and am hoping for the best. Emailed Sony and am awaiting reply currently.

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Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-07 05:44:41

On phone with Sony now…they are saying that this can sometimes happen if you use the memory card for the first time without formatting it. I know for a fact that I popped the card into the camera right out of the package and just started shooting.

Since the problem, I have formatted the card and I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

 
Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-26 01:42:05

Well folks, I am sorry to say that formatting the card did NOT work. I just recently started experiencing the “file error” again and also several photos now seem to have pieces of other, older photos stitched into them like a patchwork quilt of photos. These memory problems seem to happen immediately as the photo is taken. The affected photos are ruined/lost forever. I’m still not sure if this is the card or the camera. My last resort is to get a new card and see if the problem happens again. If it does, I am returning this camera.

 
Comment by Robin
2007-12-24 16:20:59

Debra – I have the same problem, did you find a solution?

 
Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-24 22:59:17

Robin, I have not found a solution. I can’t send the camera back to Sony for a diagnosis until I experience the problem again, which I have not, for the past month. I even sit around taking photo after photo of random items, in hope that this will happen again, but no luck.

Here is what I plan to do in the meantime:

I bought a second card. This card looks different from my first card. The packaging is blue, not burgundy. I suspect my first card is a counterfeit, even though it does have the iridescent Sony label on the package, and I bought it from Abe’s of Maine.

If the problem happens again, I’ll switch immediately to the second card, which should at least get me through the day until I can get back to a PC, offload pics, and reformat my card. Hopefully, it’s a card problem in the first place. Also, another solution I might try is to immediately create a new folder on the card I am using in hopes that it will clear out a new sector of memory on that card. I have never shot using folders before, but this time I intend to try.

It’s very frustrating waiting to duplicate an error that is so random.

 
Comment by Andy3D
2007-12-26 03:12:07

Hi, I bought a Cybershot T20 plus a Sony 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo (MSX-N2GN)from eBuyer.co.uk. I have the same problem/ symptoms as Robin & Debra above.
Photos were OK ref in-built memory + first few on Stick but then overlapping/ wrong colours on Stick even though formatted in camera first. Reformatting did not cure.

I will be surprised if eBuyer has traded stock of fake cards. I hope suppliers aren’t going to argue about this.

 
Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-26 09:31:42

Andy, are you of the opinion that this is a card issue, or a camera issue? I see that you have a different model of Sony camera. That may mean it’s a Sony issue, which is a much worse scenario than a card issue.

 
Comment by Andy3D
2007-12-27 19:26:47

Hi Debra,
I did further tests (reformat and using only inbuilt memory) on the camera and it was 90+ % clear a Memory Stick problem.

If you search on the web there a huge number of references to fake memory for certain Sony and Sandisk Memory Stick products. On eBay (and elsewhere) there is a detailed post of the packaging and labelling of the fake products ref the proper Sony ones. See:

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/FAKE-Sony-Memory-Stick-Pro-Duo-MagicGate-Cards-Exposed_W0QQugidZ10000000001535763

This fake memory is faulty and not necessarily even the correct # of GBs. So I surprised that my supplier stocked fakes but it does explain why it was about 60% of the typical cost from similar well known cost-cutting online suppliers in UK.
Good Luck
Andy

 
Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-28 07:19:30

I am starting to think mine is fake. It looks like none of the packages you show there, but you are in UK. My package looks just like this one, except it’s 4 gig and not 2 gig:

http://www.psp-vault.com/module-pnForum-viewtopic-topic-4941.psp

Mine says HIGH SPEED on the card just like this one does. My new card, purchased from Amazon, is in blue packaging instead of red packaging. It does not say HIGH SPEED on the card. Another clue that my old one is fake is that the plastic adapter does not work. I must do a final test on the new card with its plastic adapter and if it does work, I will conclude that my red card is fake.

 
Comment by Naba Chaudhry
2009-06-21 14:04:16

how do you make a file and put pictures in it on the camera? i have the older version (7.2 mega pixels DSC-W80) i wanna put pictures from one event in one file and another in another file. HELP!!!

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by Naresh Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-16 00:23:59

Hi, I bought Sony t100 few days back & started to use. I deleted all the musics it had so that I can upload music from my PC. But to my surprise , I could not upload music even using Sony Music transfer software supplied with camera. What to do, pl help.

 
Comment by Muzammil Tariq Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-29 01:35:42

Dear all,

We have been consistently getting the queries relating to “file error” message in cybershot t-series camera..having smudged images and all..
Please buy genuine card from sony store and please do not buy any other card from anywhere from this world.. tho those cards may work well in other gadgets of your.. they will not work in cybershot t-100, T-200 and all others.. stop wasting your time and buy genuine sony card.. thats the only advice i can give after using the camera for around six months or so.. no more “file error” problems needs to be discussed.. its the permanent solution to all!!

Comment by Andy3D
2007-12-29 18:39:20

Hi Muzammil,

I think your recommendation to only buy from Sony stores is too simplistic. There is a free market with many outlets that sell genuine Sony products at significantly less than the price Sony charge and I can’t afford to ignore that.
The problem here is not only that dubious sellers on eBay are knowingly selling fakes but that buyers from reputable web-based companies are also being hoaxed into buying product for resale. Presumably this is because of the scale of fake manufacture and the high profits for “low price” as well as unscrupulous sellers.

Best Regards,

Andy

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-30 04:41:43

how many times are you going to buy a card for your camera? once only!! i think you should give your camera the best memory card it deserves!! i have already said that those card may work excellent or even better than sony cards on a number of products, but there is a problem with cybershot!! so plz buy a genuine sony card.. after all camera catches images which may be a one time occasion in your lifetime!! like the first steps of your child!! having taken a photograph and then realising that the photograph has got smudged because of the card(which is just 3 -4 dollars cheaper than the genuine one) is not acceptable to me. i dont know about your part of the world, but in India genuine sony pro dou 1 gb comes at 32.5 dollars and any other brands cheapest comes at 26 dollars.. plz take a genuine one for this product which is having problems with other cards.. or else dont buy this product at all.. after all canon powershot series works well even on local cards!! the choice is yours..

 
 
 
Comment by Debra Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-29 23:24:47

I agree with Andy. It is extremely difficult to tell that mine is fake. I am still not 100% sure. The packaging is very realistic and the card itself looks fine. Yesterday I checked my “real” one against my “fake” one and I did see several differences. The part that really helps to convince me is that the card adapter that came with my “fake” card does not work. When I check it against the card adapter from the other package, I can feel that it even weighs less, and when held up to the light you can see through it much more, as if it doesn’t even have the proper electronic components and is in fact empty inside. The adapter from the “real” card is heavier and more solid, and more important, it works when I stick it inside my computer.

As for the cards themselves, it’s much harder to tell. The fake card has the correct capacity (4 gigs) and checks out when I check the total space with my computer. The cards look slightly different and even the plastic is more smooth on the real card. The real clues lie with carefully examining the packaging. The packaging on the fake card is sealed with just a few blister dots around the edge. The one with the real card is sealed with a whole bunch of blister stripes all around the edge, but neither one is completely heat sealed all around. The real one includes a little silicone sleeve for the memory card and the fake one contains nothing at all.

Bingo! Just looking at it again I see on the back of the fake one: This product does not contain the memory stick pro duo adaptor. But yes, it did contain a non-working adapter. I think the counterfeiters did screw up on that one. Also, my fake one is labeled for a European market, and has no writing on the back (inside) of the cardboard label. The real one seems to be labeled for the US, and has the warranty printed on the back of the cardboard label, plus there is an additional bar code AND a magentic plastic security tag stuck to it.

The fact that I bought it from Abe’s of Maine (who have been so highly rated on so many web sites) shows that their buyer seems to have genuinely missed the clues.

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-30 04:50:15

good observations.. very cleverly done but not every1 can do that.. i will still ask some1 who buys a cybershot t series to buy a card from sony store.. and use other memory cards for mobiles and other gadgets of yours.. this camera is havinga very specific software which will not run on cards of other companies.. give it what it deserves.. or rather cleverly bounded to by sony corp. good way of selling memory cards tho!! ;-) use their cards or your camera will not work!! ;-)

 
 
Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-30 04:53:06

the top most line in this review states “The Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-T100 is a 7.2 million effective pixels”.. has any1 noted that t-100 has 8.1 megapixels!! :-)

Comment by Andy3D
2007-12-31 05:02:48

Not in my alternate (UK) universe!

” Sony CyberShot DSC-T100
Last updated: Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Last updated: Review by Macworld (added on 03 October’07)

The Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-T100 is a 8.1 million effective pixels point-and-shoot ”

Perhaps yours is Fake! ;-)

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-02 00:10:26

theses dphotojournal ppl are very clever.. the moment i raised the issue these ppl have changed the megapixels from 7.2 to 8.1 !! thats quick service! but y no1 has raised the issue b4?? and for u andy.. i just copy pasted the line from the website.. it was showing 7.2 mega pixels.. if i would have written the line i would have never written the (R) registered sign!! it was because of me that the page was updated on 25th December!! and how can mine be fake when it is having 8.1 megaPs?? read my question again!! atleast i am the one who is helping dphotojournal ppl to quote what is right!!

Comment by Dphotojournal com
2008-01-02 08:55:45

Muzammil is right, there was a typo with the the camera specs before and we changed the megapixels right after reading the note from him/her. Hope that clears everything up. Cheers!

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Comment by Naresh Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-01 17:48:08

Hi,
I bought one SONY DSC T100 digital camera. from HOMESHOP18.COM.I received it on the 18th Nov. At the begining it was very pleasant experience. i shot almost 200 pics on different occassions. Recently ( to be precise we went to one Park nearby in the evening and I wanted to take pics but it was blurred and whole pic was red/purple colored. I thought , possibly it was some sort of setting problem. I did not attempt to take pics. same day at night I tried to take pics, to my surprise it was a perfectly alright. I did not change any setting. Few days later I went to VIZAG . As I attempted to take pics there, some were alright while some were totally violet/red colored. However black & white pics awer ok. Is it a problem with image processor ( I showed it to Sony Service center & I was told it was problem of Image Processor) or is it problem with Memory card. I use 1 GB Memory Stick PRO DUO of SONY, purchased from SONY WORLD . Please help

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-02 00:27:51

the good thing about this camera is that it is fitted with good internal memory.. try taking pics without the memory card.. if they are ok, its memory card related. the camera has a feature of “color mode selection” here you can select normal, vivid, natural, sepia, black and white modes.. use the normal mode! use the burst feature to take pics in succession, if any1 image catches the problem which you mentioned your camera needs repair.. but do all this with the internal memory!! delete your internal memory to use it again and again to find the cause of the problem.. if the problem doesnt occur in internal memory.. u know what to do.. change the card man! :-)

 
 
Comment by emma Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-04 02:18:37

Hi all.
I too have been having problems with my sony T100 camera.
I can take quite a few photos, it varies each time and then suddenly it says ‘file error’ on a blue screen and I can’t take anymore photos. This really upset me recently as I was at my friends wedding when it happended.

I’m worrying quite alot now as I am going travelling soon and can not afford a new camera.

Are people recommending that I just buy a new memory stick? Do you think I have a fake one even though it has sony written on it?

I can’t send the camera back to sony as unfortunatley I bought the camera in Dubai.

Raelly appreciate your advice.
Thanks Emma :)

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-05 16:06:08

you know what to do if u have read every comment on this page. just go and buy a memory card from sony store for your camera. on a 1gb card you can take around 350 pics at 8 megapixel setting. dont buy the card online!! they are fake. and remain tension free. and let me tell you.. this camera is just brilliant!!

regards,
Muzammil

Comment by Andy3D
2008-01-06 04:58:04

Sorry Muzammil you’re oversimplifying again:

Firstly, not every comment agrees with you.
Secondly, you appear to be including sonystyle.com to be selling fakes as they are online as well.
Still keep up the good work and I’m sure Sony will offer you a sales job in a store somewhere soon (or perhaps you’re already employed there).
;-)
Cheers,

Andy

Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2008-01-07 00:53:19

I live in India and i dont know any sony online here.. this website is seen worldwide and not every place is having online sony!! u keep mum and just apply logic.. i am writing this considering ppl from around the world(without online sony too) are reading this one.. just helping others doesnt make me a sales representative!! andy you are just impossible.. this is not a chatting website, keep mum when you dont understand the logic which intelligent ppl like me( i am a research scientist with a pharmaceutical company) are applying!! moreover i dont need that job from sony, but i will still keep giving solutions to problems which other ppl need desperately!! and one more thing.. if you cant help others, dont keep others from helping them.. if dphotojournal ppl are reading this.. keep Andy the chat machine off the track!!

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Comment by Joe
2008-05-06 20:54:51

Bravo Andy, Bravo definitely he is either looking for a job at sony or he is with sony. We all know sony has people all over the net looking for the ones that hacks their systems because they have nothing better to do and now we have a Sony salesman wohoo!

For those of you that buying a new sony mem card worked good for you but probably most of you that didn’t even worked. Every card I own was purchased at sony store and not online I mean the live with people you can touch Sony store. I get that message and guess what I take out the little mem card and I get the same message when I use the internal memory so nope people don’t go out to buy a new card thats not gonna solve it unless it is in fact that your mem card is defective.

Keep looking and if I stumble with the answer I will let you guys know but please don’t go crazy buying a card that will make you spend $30-$50 depending what you want and end up with the problem again, maybe not immediately but eventually. Problem is somewhere else.

joe

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Comment by Muzammil Subscribed to comments via email
2008-05-11 00:18:08

Hi again,

I dont know what to say as even my camera has got a problem.
On Gabriel Islnds, Mauritius; Dated 25th Jan 2009 when i was taking pics on the beach, My camera was hit by a curious and furious “tsunami” like wave and from then onwards its + zoom button is not working. From then onwards i am unable to use my zoom.. As i have bought the camera from grey market of Vietnam i just cant get the warranty applicable usually.. and the money which sony ppl are asking for getting it done is too much for the “zoom” feature.. i have even opened the back flap and tried to remove any dust/salt from underneath the button but it didnt work. planning to buy a new SLR type now. may be Nikon D40.. is it better than t100?

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by DSabile
2008-08-30 06:21:08

I have a Sony T200 and also experience “file error” randomly when I playback the pictures. I have 4GB High Speed pro duo and reading the above comments had led me to believe that the memory I bought is not an original. I bought it from a Computer Supplier store and the price was really cheaper compared from the Sony store in the malls. I would like to compare and think that the Sony T200 is similar to a Sony DVD player wherein some pirated or bootleg DVD disks could not be playbacked but can be read/playbacked on other brand DVD players.

 
Comment by SAshby Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-04 12:16:42

This is not just a memory card problem on some peoples cameras though is it!? myT100 has been back to sony once already and came back to me with no explanation of the problem but i was told it was fixed, well what do you no, 3 photos later and im getting the file error mesage again!!! Mememory stick or internal memory are both the same, the only time the photo records correctly on the card or internal memory is when the flash goes off!!
Guess this peice of s**t is goig back to Sony AGAIN!!!!

 

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