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The Sony Cyber-shot T700 is a stylish camera. And lets face it, it's hard to reconcile style with functionality. But this camera, in my opinion, is an exception. Packed full of features like the 4GB internal memory (which means that there's no need to buy a separate memory stick), high resolution touch-screen monitor, face and smile detection with Steadyshot image stabilisation as well as image editing functions, this compact little 10.1 megapixel camera is more than just a pretty face.
Having owned an older model of the Cyber-shot range, I was familiar with the good performance of these cameras. I liked the fact that this T700 model (which I own in silver, but it comes in several other colours such as black and pink) did not require an additional memory stick, and was intrigued by the advertising line that I could carry my photo collection around with me. I shoot in the mode that allows for prints of A4 size, and the camera is able to store approx 819 images of this size. So you can definitely keep photos on the camera for a long time before transferring or printing them.
Another feature that caught my attention was the touch screen that fills the entire back of the camera. It is easy to use and navigate on the screen, and since it is so big, you get a very clear view of your photos. This would also make it easier to edit them, although I don't use this function.
The battery life on this camera is also good, and is supposed to last for 200 shots. For short holidays I don't bother bringing the charger. Another good point is the speed at which the camera switches on. Although I hadn't thought this important, I discovered that a fast switch-on is particularly useful at those times when a sudden photo-snapping opportunity crops up! With my camera, a quick slide of the metal front turns it on within a couple of seconds, ready almost at once for picture-taking.
Overall, I would recommend this camera to those who appreciate style as well as functionality. However, for the high price, there are probably better value cameras out there, so I give it 4 stars rather than 5.
We purchased the Sony Cybershot DCS-T700 camera from Amazon at Christmas last year. The camera is extremely easy to use and the picture quality is outstanding. The camera has many special features, it takes excellent time delay photos when there's no-one around to take a picture of you. The camera takes excellent movie shots as well. We took the camera with us on a skiing trip and the photo quality was amazing. It's slim and quite lightweight so it can be easily carried around. The camera has 4GB internal memory and can hold over a thousand high quality pictures. Having the 10.1 megapixels definitely makes a difference to the picture quality. The camera is silver and very sleek. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone, it's expensive but the extra cost for quality is well worth it! I am looking forward to many years of happy snapping ahead and hopefully you will too!