DCRP’s Jeff Keller has recently published a review of the Sony CyberShot DSC-T30, a 7.2 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent), built-in image stabilisation, and a huge 3.0″ LCD screen.
Photo quality was very good in most situations. The T30 typically took well-exposed photos with accurate color and low noise levels. Speaking of noise, you’ll be able to make large prints through ISO 200, and maybe at ISO 400 as well (noise reduction software will certainly help here). The ISO 800 and 1000 settings weren’t very impressive, with lots of noise and noticeably worse color saturation. Purple fringing levels were above average, and redeye was a big problem as well. The T30 probably isn’t the best choice if you shoot under unusual lighting, as my macro test shot hopefully showed. If you do a lot of that then you’ll probably want to find a camera with a custom white balance feature.”. “