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I received the Sony Cyber shot DSC T300 for my birthday off my husband and I must admit, I have never owned a digital camera before but do not know how I survived without it. It is a slim camera and therefore can fit in your bag, it comes in a choice of colours, I have the silver one, which definately looks good and I have had quite a few comments from other people about it. I am definately not a professional with a camera, but find this camera good as it is easy to use. It comes with a touch screen pen, which you can use in stead of your fingers. It takes a really good photo and you can also use it to take videos. It has automatic face recognition, so it puts a square around the persons face your taking and therefore focus's on it better. Also has a lot of other features which are too complicated for me to use.
have just purchased the Sony DSC-T300 here in Australia. I paid $A470 for it over here, and have been impressed with several points about it so far.
These include the elegant design - I like the fact that mine is a snazzy red colour, as I invariably mislay things by accident. The red makes it more visible to find as well as looking stylish.
The 3.5 inch screen is delightful after my previous digital cameras. How could I have existed without it ? Not being used to touch panel technology ( more used to twiddling knobs or pressing buttons) I am rapidly becoming a convert to pressing the touch panel screen. It seems very easy to navigate even for someone like myself who has a slow learning curve on these things.
One point I would make - it seems as if it would be easy to inadvertantly scratch this magnificent viewing screen, but then I learnt that Sony has allowed for that. You can buy an accessory screen protector, as well as a line of coloured carry cases to suit your colour preference. This is an accessory I will probably buy in due course.
The other feature that I've grown to like about this hi-tech camera is the slideshow for displaying images that is incorporated into it. You can choose from a selection of different musical accompaniments to view your pictures with. The camera automatically works out a sequence of professional dissolves or pans which make your photos look all that more professional to show to friends when you play back your latest pics on the camera screen.
Another point about this camera - it has a feature on it which can recognise when a subject is smiling - apparently called smile recognition technology - and the camera senses this and takes a rapid sequence of pictures from which you can choose the best smile ! There is even a kind of smile meter which rates smiles and grins according to intensity ! Whatever next......
I'm also happy with the 5 X optical zoom as it helps me get pics that I would otherwise have missed. The battery seems to be lasting very well and I've only charged it once during about one month. Obviously the length of charge depends very much on whether you do lots of zooming, etc, but I have had good results with it so far.
I feel that Sony have surpassed themselves with this little camera. It's perfect for my own purposes, and I've taken some fantastic sunset pics with it so far - all the brilliant colours of a Queensland sunset have been faithfully reproduced with very little effort on my part.
What else can I say ? These are sure to be popular as word gets around. It really clicked with me.
There are cameras that just take great pictures. And then there's the new Cyber-shot T300 from Sony. Available in a choice of couture silver, black and red finishes, the T300 stands apart from other cameras with its svelte lines and audacious vertical-format styling. Looks apart, it's a powerhouse of advanced Sony technology that makes it easy to shoot and share breathtaking images.
Picture quality and responsiveness is assured by the high-speed Sony BIONZ image processing engine that improves the speed and accuracy of autofocus, exposure control, white balance, color adjustment and other functions. It also boosts sensitivity to a maximum ISO 3200 for successful low-noise shots without flash indoors or in dim lighting conditions. Teamed with Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization, this Double Anti-Blur solution ensures clearer handheld pictures, especially in low light or at higher zoom settings.
The BIONZ processor also powers the D-Range Optimiser, adjusting exposure and contrast for natural-looking results, especially in strongly backlit scenes where there's a risk of losing high- and lowlight detail. A new DRO Plus mode processes each image region separately for even more lifelike, balanced exposures with the trickiest scenes.
Improved Face Detection technology can now distinguish automatically between children and adults, adjusting exposure, skin tone and red-eye reduction for great portraits with super-quick subject tracking.
For even more fun when you're shooting, Smile Shutter waits until the subject smiles before automatically firing the shutter. It's great for capturing relaxed portraits and special moments with young children who won't always smile on demand. Used in conjunction with Face Detection, it can be primed to fire the shutter when either a child or adult smiles.
In a Cyber-shot first, the T300 now features Intelligent Scene Recognition that takes the guesswork out of selecting the right camera settings in a range of common shooting situations. In Advanced mode, the camera takes two shots - one with standard automatic settings and the other with optimized settings - allowing you to pick your favorite.
Other standout features include the large, widescreen 3.5-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus touchscreen. With an extremely high resolution of 230k dots, it's ideal for viewing your photos and showing them off to friends. There's also a high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with a powerful 5x zoom range that brings distant subjects closer with superb clarity.
After shooting, the T300 makes it easy to keep track of your shots. New 'Date View' mode displays your shots as thumbnail images on an on-screen calendar, while 'Favorites' mode only displays shots that you've selected. In addition, 'Filter by Faces' automatically sorts pictures containing children, babies and smiles - great if you've got loads of portraits to sift through.
Your memories will look even better in super-size as Slideshows with Music on your television set. Connecting the T300 to any PhotoTV HD compatible BRAVIA television or HD Ready display (via optional output adaptor cable) delivers even more incredible Full HD picture quality, with extraordinary detail and realism. Shooting in 16:9 high-resolution mode also makes it easy to create beautiful prints with the same widescreen aspect ratio as HD television.