Sony have released a new compact camera model in their Cyber-shot range, the DSC-T10.
This slimline, ‘credit-card sized’ stainless steel body houses a 7.2 megapixel super HAD CCD, with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 3x optical zoom. Pictures can be taken in 16:9 format.
Double ‘anti-blur’ combines two technologies: Sony’s existing Super SteadyShot plus High Sensitivity, which they claim makes blurred images a thing of the past. Super SteadyShot uses a gyro-based optical image stabiliser that adjusts the lens element position, whilst High Sensitivity capability allows fast-moving objects to be captured without blurring. It will be interesting to see how much noticeable distortion or noise is introduced when using these features, particularly when zoomed in.
Other features include a 6x Precision Digital Zoom, and a 14x VGA Smart
Zoom (I tend to avoid digital zooms but that’s been on cameras with
less megapixels). There’s also Magnifying Glass mode allowing shooting
at distances as close as 1cm (I presume this is like a Macro mode)
This is the first T series camera to feature a low-light movie shooting
mode – providing a shooting sensitivity of around 10 lux. It also
features other scenario settings, such as twilight, snow, fireworks,
beach, natural and vivid. Again, it’s debatable how well these
auto-setups will work, but they’ll probably be fine for the home user.
The camera features a 2.5 inch LCD anti-reflection screen, comes with
56Mb internal memory, and can use Sony’s Memory Stick removable
storage. It’s compatible with PictBridge for printing directly to
compatible photo printers. Photos are stored in Clear RAW NR (Noise
No word on UK availability or price yet, but it will sell in the US for around $400, so we may well get it for around £300.