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The ultra-slim and stylish Soy Cybershot DSC-T50 model is the new top-of-the-line camera in the T-series. It is equipped with a seven Megapixel CCD im...

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Review of "Sony Cybershot DSC-T50"

published 14/08/2008 | Ak92
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Pro Sleek, stylish, great pics
Cons Quite pricey
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"Sony Cybershot- A STUNNER"

The Sony DSC T50 is a pocket sized digital camera- and an absolutely great one! It offers something different to almost every other digital camera. This is because the DSC T50 has a touch screen!!

The DSC-T50 is a beauty. I used a silver version but it's also available in a very bright red or black. The camera measures 3.75 x 2.25 x .9 (WHD, in inches) and weighs 5.8 ounces with battery and Memory Stick Pro Duo card. The front of camera is as clean as can be with understated Sony and Cybershot logos on the metal case. There's also an eyelet for the wrist strap. DSC-T50 takes 640 x 480 pixel clips at 30 frames per second, basically VHS levels. On the left side is a compartment for the battery that's rated 400 shots per the CIPA standard and the memory card slot. On the bottom are a metal tripod mount, speaker and port for the special combination USB/AV/DC-in cable.

The real standout is the 3-inch LCD screen on the back (there's no viewfinder). As mentioned it's a touch screen so you make all your adjustments by tapping the screen with a fingernail or the supplied stylus! This eliminates the classic four-way controller and center set button found on almost every other digicam. There is a wide/toggle switch, a key to activate the onscreen menu and a display option (with histogram). As a cool touch, icons for the two keys are backlit. The screen and keys are all set on a black background, so the LCD and silver keys really stand out. You really couldn't ask for a cleaner layout than the DSC-T50. As stated before, it's a beauty.

Last but not least, my favourite aspect of the camera is the antiblurr system- the fact that it can not take a blurred picture, as it immediately sharpens it automatically!

All in all, I love this product, simply because its stylish,sleek, compact and takes stunning pictures.

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  • jeaniecz published 14/08/2008
    Very nice little review! I would have rated higher, but I still missed some important info in your review, such as connectivity to PC, what formats can you save pics in, shooting modes, does the touchscreen scratch easily...? If you update, let me know. Radka
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Product Information : Sony Cybershot DSC-T50

Manufacturer's product description

The ultra-slim and stylish Soy Cybershot DSC-T50 model is the new top-of-the-line camera in the T-series. It is equipped with a seven Megapixel CCD imager, a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and 56MB of internal memory. The Sony T50 camera shines with its performance and looks, shipping in bold red, black and silver. With pictures stored on an optional four-gigabyte Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media cards, the camera can play back more than 1,100 high-resolution images in slide show mode.

Product Details

Product type: Digital camera, Digital camera - compact

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 7.2

Flash Memory / Form Factor: Memory Stick Pro

Optical Zoom (Ratio): 3 x

Digital Zoom (Ratio): With digital zoom

LCD Display Size: 3

Autofocus: With autofocus

Lens System / Type: Zoom lens

Lens System / Min Focal Length: 0.00380

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Built-in Flash: With built-in Flash

Manufacturer: Sony

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5 cm x 2.3 cm x 5.7 cm

Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50B - digital camera

Digital Zoom: 2 x, 6 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Weight: 130 g

Colour: Black

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1220 mAh ( included )

Display: LCD display - 3"

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 6.33 - 19 mm - f/3.5-4.3

Sensor Resolution: 7.2 Megapixel

Internal Storage: 56 MB flash

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C


Enclosure Colour: Black

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Optical Zoom: 3 x


AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Digital Zoom: 2 x, 6 x

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 7,201,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 7,410,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD

Sensor Resolution: 7.2 Megapixel

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Digital Video Format: MPEG VX

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Exposure & White Balance

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 1 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid

Shooting Programs: Landscape, hi-speed shutter, twilight portrait, fireworks, soft snap, twilight mode, beach, snow, high sensitivity

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1000, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 130 g

Height: 5.7 cm

Depth: 2.3 cm

Width: 9.5 cm

Memory / Storage

Video Capture: MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG - 640 x 480 - 16.6 fps ¦ MPEG - 160 x 112 - 8.3 fps

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Internal Storage: 56 MB flash

Supported Memory Cards: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo


Included Accessories: Battery charger, stylus, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable

Body Material: Metal


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1220 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Sony NP-FR1

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later


Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package, Sony Picture Motion Browser


Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card


Microphone Operation Mode: Mono


Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 3" LCD display

Additional Features

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, cropping an image, resizing an image, contrast control

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.3 frames per second, 1.1 frames per second

Lens System

Features: Aspherical lens

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Macro Focus Range: 1-50cm

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 114mm

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 11 elements

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Type: Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 6.33 - 19 mm - f/3.5-4.3

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Camera Flash

Effective Flash Range: 0.1 m - 6 m

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation


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