Sony CyberShot DSC-T70

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview (17 March’08)

The Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 is an 8.0 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 22 August’07) features 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 38 – 114 mm), ISO 80-3200, Touch-Screen Operation, HD Output and a 3.0” Widescreen LCD. The camera measures 3 9/16″ x 2 1/4″ x 13/16″ (90 x 56.4 x 20.7 mm) and weighs 4.5 oz (128 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Reviews

DCR reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“High ISOs are still a problem, the flash is hit or miss, battery life is only ok, and there’s some softness to some of the images. While this sounds like a long list of issues, for the kinds of photos taken by casual photographers, the Cyber-shot usually performs just fine. Unless you demand a lot from your camera, the T70 is definitely worth considering.”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
” The good: Optical image stabilization; face detection; smile shutter. The bad: Long flash recycle time; somewhat unresponsive touch screen; very noisy at ISO 1,600 and above. The bottom line: The ultracompact Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 packs impressive performance and image quality into a sexy little camera body, but its touchy touch screen left us a tad teed.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“Its best selling points are really its excellent low light focusing ability, good image stabilisation and fast performance. Build quality is excellent, and although it is expensive compared to some rivals, it has a feel of real quality to it. Unfortunately it is let down by poor battery duration, an extremely fiddly touch-screen interface and indifferent picture quality.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“With the very easy to navigate touch screen menu, full automatic and several pre-programmed scene modes, this camera was designed to be used by anyone. On top of that the performance and image quality are excellent, leaving you with one outstanding digicam.”
Rating: N/A

ePhotozine reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“The T100 only got seven out of ten because of its inability to backtrack through the menus. The T200 saw this problem rectified but the other problems remained like a small zoom button and the screen not being touch sensitive enough. Annoyingly, these points have been transferred over to the T70… If you like the look of the T100 or the T200 and you don’t want to pay as much as that, then this is a definite alternative.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMag reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“Casual videographers will be pleased with the T70′s video quality. In movie mode, the camera captures 640-by-480 video in MPEG-4 format, producing moving pictures that are smooth, with natural colors and a good level of detail. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TigerDirect reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70;

Unbeatable reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“We were very impressed with the Smile Shutter feature and it worked really well, but we were also glad that it can be switched off as you do need some control of when and what you take photos of. One of the best things we love about the T70 is the response time. As quick as you press the shutter release button, the photo is taken.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“…the Canon PowerShot SD870 (IXUS860) IS delivers better-looking images and undoubtedly out-performs the Sony at higher sensitivities. It’s a better camera in traditional respects, but you may be drawn by the Sony’s design and gadgetry, so as always it’s a case of weighing up the design and feature-sets for your own personal requirements.”

Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“Shutter lag is non-existent. In our tests we beat the stopwatch every time. The T70′s continuous mode was willing to continue for around 1 minute 45 seconds, at 1.5 frames initially but under protest for most of the way. The lack of shutter lag meaning the T70 will snap as fast as you can hit the shutter button.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotoReview reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“The flash required ISO 800 to illuminate an average-sized room but delivered good results with close-ups. Image noise became visible at ISO 800, although you would still be able to print shots taken at this setting at snapshot size. Noise was very obvious at ISO 3200, where shots looked blotchy and unsharp. Close-up performance was good and the Magnifying Glass mode provided some excellent ultra-close pictures.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“The DSC T70 is one of the fastest digital cameras you will find. A single photo took 0.18 seconds and for five shots 6.05 seconds. With flash on the times increased to a still respectable 0.40 seconds for one photo and 13.87 seconds for five. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 and writes;
“Another solid touch screen offering from Sony, the Cyber-Shot DSC-T70 is a slightly slimmed down version of the T200. It offers relatively good quality pictures and combines them with a touch screen interface and a slick design.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Sample Photos

- Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
- Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
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Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 User Manual (PDF)

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Sony CyberShot DSC-T70 Press Release

SAN DIEGO, Memorable photos are at your fingertips with two new slim, yet powerful Sony Cyber-shot® T-series cameras. Both offer an intuitive touch screen that allows you to instantly select the subject you want to focus on (in shooting mode) and what you want to view or where you want to zoom (in playback mode).

The cameras also feature a new smile shutter function, which helps capture the most important part of a photo the smile.

The 8-megapixel DSC-T70 camera features a 3-inch wide LCD touch panel and a 3x Carl Zeiss optical zoom lens. It will be offered in silver, black, white and pink.

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