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Sony DSC-T1 digital camera
at a glance
2592 x 1944
3x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
memory stick pro
Sony li-ion accu
Sony DSC-T1 review summary
camera date Jan 04  out of production
pixels / class 5.1M  compact digital camera
overall rating average it its class overall camera rating  9 reviews
image quality average it its class image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  ultra thin
digital features good digital features rating  2.5 inch LCD !
photogr. ctrls poor photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Sony DSC-T1 specifications
lens / zoom  38mm - 114mm (3x) (dig. 6x)
focus / macro  auto / 50cm / 1cm
metering mode  multi, spot
aperture  F3.5 - F4.4
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets
shutter  auto / 1s - 1/1000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 4 modes / 0.3m - 1.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  100 / 200 / 400
image size  2592x1944 / 2592x1728 / 2048x1536 / 1280x960
image format  jpeg
image compr.  fine / standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  
video options  mpeg 640x480 / (30fps), video mail (160x112, 8.3 fps)
audio options  available
connectivity  usb 2.0
storage  memory stick pro
platform  Windows 98/ME/2000?XP, Mac OS 9.1/9.2/X (10.0, 10.1, 10.2)
extra features  histogram display
Sony DSC-T1 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
01Apr04 Sony DSC-T1 review by DCViews
01Apr04 Sony DSC-T1 review by DCViews (nl)
19Apr04 Sony DSC-T1 review by Quesabesde (es)
17Feb04 Sony DSC-T1 review by
12Jan04 Sony DSC-T1 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
12Apr04 Sony DSC-T1 review by DCResource
14Mar04 Sony DSC-T1 review by Imaging-resource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
29Jul04 Sony DSC-T1 review by Nicole Morrow
20Nov03 Sony DSC-T1 review by LetsGoDigital
News, guides, hints & tips
17Aug04 Sony wins EISA 2005-2005 award
26Oct03 Sony press release
Forum discussions Sony Talk Forum  Sony Forum Sony Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Sony DSC-T1 announcement clippings

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2003 —Adding one more case to the "How'd They Do That?" file, the miniaturization wizards at Sony (known formally as product designers and engineers) took features found on more full-figured digital cameras and squeezed them into a slim, pocket-friendly design no larger than a deck of cards.

Slide the front lens cover down and in just over one second, the Cyber-shot® DSC-T1 digital camera's large 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder comes to life. It occupies roughly two-thirds of the camera's back-surface area, giving more room to see and show off images at the moment they are captured.

Press the shutter release button and the camera demonstrates why it is perhaps the fastest five megapixel camera. Due in large part to Sony's Real Imaging Processor™ circuit, it shoots full-resolution images in one second intervals, and can capture four high-speed burst shots in less than two seconds.

But the camera offers more than great still pictures. With optional Memory Stick PRO Duo™ cards, the T1 camera captures and plays back high resolution moving images in MPEG-VX Fine mode—good enough to make onlookers believe that it was captured with a digital camcorder.

"True to Sony's DNA, we created a digital camera that balances the cutting-edge performance with eye-catching design," said Steve Haber, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' Personal, Mobile and Imaging Products Division. "If the best camera is the one that you have with you at all times, then this is that camera."

So, How Did They Do That?

The slim metallic design of the Cyber-shot T1 digital camera is attributed to a new Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® optical lens that operates within the camera rather than extending out. In spite of its compact design, the camera still features a five megapixel CCD image sensor and a 3X optical zoom to ensure great image quality.

Other miniaturization efforts include the development of a new rechargeable Infolithium® battery system that is roughly the size of a matchbox and a tiny Memory Stick PRO Duo removable media slot.

The USB port, A/V Out and DC jacks have also been relocated to the new camera docking station (bundled accessory) for charging the battery pack or connecting the camera to a TV or computer.

The result is a camera that measures about 0.8 inches thin and 2.4 inches tall.

Taking the Guess Work Out of Lighting Conditions

The Cyber-shot T1 camera is packed with sophisticated auto-focus and auto-exposure options to help get the picture right the first time.

Users can also select from eight different shooting modes in accordance with the shooting conditions. The camera automatically makes the optimum settings to match the scene, making it easy to shoot high quality images even under difficult lighting conditions.

In the Magnifying Glass scene mode, subjects that appear on the LCD screen are magnified up to 3.3 times, which allow users to see details that would otherwise be difficult to confirm with the naked eye.

Other modes include twilight, portrait, landscape, snow, beach, high speed shutter and even fireworks.

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