Sony CyberShot DSC-T50

Last Update: Review by DigitalTrends (added on 27 March’07)

Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 is a point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor, 3x Optical Zoom lens, Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization, and 3″ touch-screen displays. The camera will be available from October 2006 with the price of US$500

Jump to:
Reviews | Sample Photos | User Manuals | Press Release

sony-cybershot-dsc-t50
Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 27.03.07)

DigitalTrends reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 (rating: 8/10) and writes;
“For most casual photographers this is no big deal but several of the taken museum shots couldn’t go beyond a 5×7 due to noise. I took a shot of the classic “Aristotle With The Bust of Homer” and it had so many dots, it appeared to be a Pointillist work rather one of the Dutch master’s best paintings. Shots with good light were another story. Colors were accurate with very nice contrast. You’d be very pleased with them as 8x10s or even larger prints. …With its optical image stabilization, 3-inch touch screen LCD, sleek design and overall performance, the DSC-T50 is highly recommended. Just don’t expect all of your indoor shots taken without a flash to be museum quality. “

PhotographyReview reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 and writes;
“Overall, image quality from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is very good. The auto exposure works well and my sample photos have nice, balanced tones, natural color, and pleasing color saturation. The images are a bit over-sharpened from in-camera processing. Oversharpening makes them look good right out of the camera, but makes them harder to edit or print. You may want to turn down the sharpening in the menu, if you plan to do any post-processing or printing. For best image quality, it’s a good idea to do your sharpening later, in Photoshop or another editing program.”

CamerasUK have reviewed the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 where they rate the camera 83/100 and write;
“As pocket sized digital cameras go the Sony DSC T50 is one of the best. A lot of people will be attracted by the touch LCD screen, but there are many other plus points that should not be overlooked. These include picture quality, build quality and image stabilisation…Whether or not the Sony DSC T50 appeals to you will depend almost entirely on whether or not you would like to get your hands on a digital camera with a touch screen. The good news is there is more to this camera than just that headline feature. Picture quality and build quality are very good. I would be very happy to own this camera. Recommended. “

PCMag have reviewed the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 where they rate the camera 3.5/5 and write;
“You can capture VGA or 640-by-480 video at 30 frames per second with the T50 set to its highest quality level. Exposure and color were quite good, as was the sound. But the video was too jerky and jumpy. Another catch is that you can inadvertently cover the tiny microphone (which is right next to the shutter button) while you’re holding the camera…All in all, the Cyber-shot DSC-T50 does a very good job of taking pictures, and it has decent performance as well. “

Steve’sDigicams have recently reviewed the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 where they rate the camera 7.6/10 and write;
“Like we have seen with the other T-series models this year, the image quality of the T50′s 7-megapixel images is very good. Our outdoor samples showed nice exposure and pleasing color saturation. Images are also sharp…Bottom-line: like the DSC-T10 and DSC-T30, the Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is an appealing 7-megapixel model. We feel it will make an excellent choice for anyone in the market for a durable and stylish model that offers robust performance, snaps great pictures, and includes some “cool” features like the 3.0-inch Touchpanel LCD. With an MSRP of about US$499, it may be a bit expensive, but we feel it still offers a good value for such a capable pocket-rocket! “

CNET have recently reviewed the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 where they rate the camera 7.6/10 and write;
“In other aspects, the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T50′s images were similarly pleasing. We witnessed images with well-saturated, accurate-looking colors and plenty of image detail at lower ISOs. The automatic white balance turned in warm results with our lab’s tungsten hot lights, but the tungsten preset stepped in to save the day with much more neutral results. In actual daylight, the auto white balance served up nice, neutral colors. “

ImagingResource have recently published a preview of the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 where they write;
“The ultimate judgement will have to await a complete test of a production-level model, but the Sony T50 looks like another winner. I personally dislike the touch-screen interface, but have to acknowledge that a lot of people really like it, so don’t take my word for it. Find one in a store someplace and play with it to see what you think of it yourself. (Or, if you already know you like touch screens, just click through to one of the retailers listed below and buy yourself one, at great internet prices. Touch screen bias aside, this looks like a great little digital camera, with a huge, beautiful LCD screen and great anti-shake technology built in. The slightly larger body also gives it better battery life and much better flash range than the similar T10 model. Based on what we saw in our casual usage of the Sony T50, it actually expands on the capabilities of the T10, which was awarded a Dave’s Pick. On that basis, we’ll make the T50 a Dave’s Pick as well, conditional on our eventual full tests of it.”

DigitalTrends have recently reviewed the Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 where they write;
“With its optical image stabilization, 3-inch touch screen LCD, sleek design and overall performance, the DSC-T50 is highly recommended. Just don’t expect all of your indoor shots taken without a flash to be museum quality. Pros: Beautiful design, Great 3-inch touch screen LCD, Few blurred images, thanks to OIS, Nice menu system, Excellent photos with enough light.
Cons: Heavy amounts of noise in High Sensitivity mode, Not enough manual options “

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 22.03.07)

- Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Sample Photos posted @ PhotographyReview
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Sample Photos posted @ CamerasUK
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Sample Photos posted @ Steve’sDigicams
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Sample Photos posted @ ImagingResource

>> USER MANUALS

- Download Sony CyberShot Handbook
- Download Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Instruction Manual

>> PRESS RELEASE

SONY’S NEW CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL STILL CAMERAS HELP MASTER THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Cyber-shot DSC-T50 and DSC-N2 digital cameras, featuring three-inch touch-screen displays and built-in slide show capability.

The new models’ extra-large screens with intuitive menu options allow for less physical buttons on the camera bodies, resulting in a sleeker design. They also incorporate Sony’s Clear Photo Plus LCD technology for higher resolution (230K), higher contrast and optimal viewing from various angles.

Pages: 1 2


See also: Digital Camera | Sony





Share your photos with our readers, make your own profile page, create blog, get unlimited storage for your photos, discuss photography equipment & techniques by joining our photo community



Subscribe for our latest updates sent to your e-mail (no spam)


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

RSS feed

1 Comment »

Comment by Ramin Asadi
2007-08-01 19:17:36

sony cybershot t100 is better or sony cybershot t50?

 

Have Your Say

Your Comment may not appear immediately due to moderation
Name (required)
E-mail (required - never shown publicly)
URI
Your Comment (smaller size | larger size)
You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your Comment.