The latest plunge into the camera world is Sony’s DSC T300, with its intelligent scene recognition facility. Read this review to know the features and specifications of Sony DSC T 300.

Sony DSC-T300

The intelligence factor that was till now monopolized by living beings is in jeopardy! Wanna know why? The latest gizmo of Sony - DSC T300 is out in the market and it promises to combine intelligence with sleek looks. The all new smart and stylish, ultra thin digital camera by Sony has properties like child and adult priority face detection, face search, smile shutter and Dynamic Range Optimization (DRO). Apart from these, Sony - DSC T300 also flaunts a new Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) technology, which fulfils the maker’s aim to make ‘smarter’ digital cameras.
 
Designs/Looks
Sony DSC T300 has been stylishly built and gives a taste of the gadget with intelligence. The camera boasts of 10.1 megapixel, with a 3.5 inch touch panel screen that fills the entire backdrop of the camera. The enlarged touch screen allows for easy navigation and framing. This ultra slim camera’s dimensions, of 94 x 59.3 x 21.4 mm, make it an extremely handy one. With a launch price of $400, this user-friendly camera is available in smashing red, silver and black. 
 
Features
The new feature incorporated in Sony DSC T300 is called the new Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN). It allows the camera to analyze shooting conditions and automatically select optimal settings, for the best photo results. The camera is paired with Super steady shot optical image stabilization, which produces photos that are anti blur and also ensures a clear picture, even in the most unfavorable conditions. While the picture quality and the responsiveness is assured by the Sony BIONZ image processing engine, the camera has also an assured improved speed and accuracy of auto focus, exposure control, white balance and color adjustment function.
 
Technical Specification
Sensor
  • 1/2.3" Type Super HAD CCD
  • 10.3 million pixels total
  • 10.1 million effective pixels
  • RGB Primary color mosaic filter
Image Size
  • 3648 x 2736 (10M)
  • 2592 x 1944 (5M)
  • 2048 x 1536 (3M)
  • 640 x 480 (VGA)
  • 3648 x 2432 (8M 3:2)
  • 3648 x 2056 (7M 16:9)
  • 1920 x 1080 (2M 16:9)
Movie Clips
  • 640 x 480, Approx.30fps
  • 640 x 480, Approx.16.6fps
  • 320 x 240, Approx.30fp
  • 320 x 240, Approx.8.3fps
File formats
  • JPEG (Exif Ver.2.21)
  • MPEG1 (MPEG Movie VX)
Lens
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 5.8 - 29.0mm
  • 33 - 165mm (35mm equiv.)
  • f/ 3.5 - 4.4
  • 12 elements in 10 groups (including 3 aspheric elements,1 prism)
Image Stabilization
  •  Super SteadyShot
  •  Shooting, Continuous, Off
Conversion Lenses
Wide: VCL-DE07TB
Digital Zoom
Yes upto 2x
Focus
  • Single AF
  • Monitor AF
  • Macro
AF Area Modes
  • 9-point AF
  • Center Weighted AF
  •  Spot area AF
  •  Flexible Spot AF (Touch Panel)
  •  Semi Manual (1.0M, 3.0M,7.0M, Infinity)
AF Assist Lamps
Yes auto or off
Focus Distance
  • Auto/Macro: 8cm - ∞ (w), 80cm - ∞ (t)
  • Close Focus enabled: 1cm - 20cm
Metering
  • Multi-pattern
  • Center Weighted
  • Spot
ISO Sensitivity
  • Auto
  • 80
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2.0EV, 1/3EV step
Exposure Bracketing
+/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV
Shutter Speed
  • Auto: 1/4 - 1/1,000 sec
  • Program Auto: 1 sec- 1/1,000 sec
Aperture
  • Auto: F3.5 - F10
  • Program Auto: F3.5 - F10
Modes
  • Auto Adjustment
  • Easy Shooting
  • Program Auto
  • Movie
Scene Modes
  • High Sensitivity
  • Twilight
  • Twilight Portrait
  • Soft Snap
  • Landscape
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Hi-speed Shutter
  • Smile Shutter
  • Underwater
White Balance
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting)
  • Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting)
  • Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting)
  • Incandescent
  • Flash
  • Underwater White Balance Mode (Auto, Underwater 1, Underwater 2, Flash)
White Balance fine tune
No
Self timer
Yes 10 or 2 seconds
Continuous Shooting
Approx 1.6 fps, 10 shots
Image Parameters
DRO (Dynamic Range Optimizer): Standard, Plus, off
Retouch
  • Trimming
  • Red Eye Correction
  • Soft Focus
  • Partial Color
  • Fisheye Lens
  • Cross Filter
  • Retro
  • Radial Blur
  • Unsharp Masking
  • Smile
  • Paint (Pen, Erase, Stamp, Frame
Flash
  • Auto
  • Flash On
  • Slow Syncro
  • Flash Off
  • Red-Eye Reduction
  • Range: 10cm - 3.5m (w), 80cm - 2.7m (t) (ISO Auto)
  • Range: Up to 7.2m (w), 5.5m (t) (ISO 3200)
View finder
No
LCD Monitor
  • 3.5 in (8.8cm) Touch-sensitive Hybrid TFT LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • 230,000 dots
  • Approx. 100% coverage
Connectivity
  • AV out (Composite, 1080i component with optional cable)
  • USB 2.0 High Speed
  • DC input
  • All in/out via Multi Use Terminal
Print Compliance
  • Pictbridge
  • DPOF
  • PIM III
  • EXIF Print
Storage
  • Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card
  • Approx 15MB internal memory
Power
  • NF-FD1 Li-ion battery
  • Charger included
Weight
149 g (5.3 oz)
Dimensions
94 x 59.3 x 21.4 mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in)
 

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