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Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 is compact digital camera features 12.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Image Sensor, 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-140mm), approx. 1.8 frame per second, Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens with 4x Optical Zoom, BIONZ™ image processor, Ultra-slim design, HD Movie, and a 3.5″ Xtra Fine LCD™ Touch-Screen Display. The camera measures 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 21/32″ (97.9mm x 57.8mm x 16.3mm) and weighs Approx. 5.2oz. (147g).
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Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Reviews
GoodGearGuide reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” Unless your intention is to blow up images or to crop them closely, the camera’s shortcomings won’t be too evident. We think you should consider this camera if you want something that’s stylish, easy to use and very small. “
Cameras.uk reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” There is a lot to like about the Sony Cybershot DSC T900. It scores highly for ease of use and build quality as well as more innovative and advanced features. Picture quality is good for snapshot sized prints.”
PhotograhyBlog reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” There will always be a market however for a camera that looks good on the outside and, in tandem with the brushed metal faceplate, the touch screen acts as a further gimmick to draw in the punters. It may not revolutionise photography, but for most of its intended audience the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 should do more than enough.”
CNET reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” The good: Fast performance; excellent design, LCD; optical zoom works in movie mode. The bad: Short battery life; photo quality merely OK for the money; touch-screen not for everyone. The bottom line: Though some will be disappointed by its photo quality, the barely there, high-tech Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is a very good ultracompact camera.”
DCI reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent color accuracy and image stabilization, and the image sharpness (though this is partly due to software based sharpening). The rest of the results were less pleasing. At low ISOs it tended to have more image noise than other tested cameras, and the small lens led to significant image distortion and chromatic aberration.”
CNET.uk reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 isn’t just a camera — it’s a thing of beauty in both a technical and a visual sense, although the square corners arguably detract from its aesthetic appeal ever so slightly. But what matters most is that it’s much more than just an empty styling exercise — it also delivers good results”
InfoSync reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” Sadly, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 fell into the fashion cam pit of doom when it came to image quality… Although the first image was shot at the lowest ISO setting, it’s still attacked by fine noise. Colors bleed and edges are taken over by fuzzy borders. “
DPInterface reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” T900 has fast performance and a nice selection of playback editing features. The only dislike I have here is continuous shooting performance which, despite being ‘average’ for a 12 megapixel camera, is still quite a bit slower than the previous generation of 10 megapixel compact cameras.”
DigitalTrends reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;
” It has great looks, a terrific touch screen, and takes high-def clips and fine photos with enough light. However, it performs pretty poorly in low light without the flash. For outdoor snapshots, photos of friends with smiling faces, and sheer style, it’s a winner. For those who want to move beyond that, look elsewhere. “
Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Samples
– Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
– Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog
– Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Sample Photos @ DCI
– Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Sample Photos: 1 – 2 – 3 @ InfoSync
– Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Sample Photos @ DPInterface
Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 User Manual (PDF)
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Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 Press Release
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17, 2009 – Sony today announced five new Cyber-shot® cameras (models DSC-T900, DSC-T90, DSC-W290, DSC-W230 and DSC-H20) that make it easier to take the best pictures without changing settings.
The intelligent auto mode, available on the T900, T90, W290 and H20 models helps “think” for you and detect scene conditions then adjust settings, especially in difficult lighting scenarios.
“This camera provides a seamless experience,” said Karim Noblecilla, senior product marketing manager in Sony Electronics’ Digital Imaging Division. “You can go from a walk in the park to taking pictures of a flower and then back to beautiful landscapes or indoor birthday parties, and the camera will know what to do to get the best shot.”
Additionally, intelligent auto mode enhances pictures of faces to capture natural skin tones, identifies when your subject has closed eyes, and helps reduce blur without damaging image quality.
Sony has combined three key technologies to make these cameras smarter.
Intelligent scene recognition (iSCN) detects up to eight scenes, recognizing objects, faces and lighting conditions (e.g. low light and backlight). Then, in one-thirtieth of a second, it changes the setting to get the best shot.
Face detection registers up to eight faces; adjusts focus, exposure, white balance and flash; and detects motion. This intelligent camera combines face detection with iSCN, featuring blink detection. It takes two pictures and saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are the least shut.
The W290 and H20 cameras also have selected-face memory, allowing you to zero in on the main subject’s face. The next time the camera detects the priority face in the frame, it will automatically focus on that person.
The W230 model has iSCN that detects up to five scene conditions, face detection with child and adult priority, and the Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization feature. You can turn on these features in auto mode to make the W230 camera intelligent.
All of the new cameras have the Optical SteadyShot feature and Smile Shutter™ technology. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization feature helps prevent blur due to camera shake without impacting image quality. Equipped with Sony’s Smile Shutter technology, these cameras automatically capture a smile the moment it happens.
Another advanced feature that sets these cameras apart from most digital still cameras is iSCN advanced. Noblecilla said the iAuto feature increases the chances of getting a great shot. You can also set up iSCN advanced as a permanent feature. When the scene has difficult lighting such as backlight or low light, the camera will take two shots within a fraction of a second using two alternative settings, so you can select which picture you prefer.