Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700 compact camera
A slimline, stylish snapper that looks the part
Review Sony is renowned for its stylish products, and the Cyber-shot DSC-T700 is no exception. But it'll take more than just good looks to convince us that this is a camera worth opening your wallet for.
This super-slim 10.1-megapixel digicam comes in a brushed aluminium body with a whopping 3.5in display area - almost 922,000 pixels worth of picture - which takes up all virtually all the available space on the back of the camera. The LCD's resolution, to save you the maths, is 1920 x 480.
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T700: a minimalist approach when open...
Sony has adopted a decidedly minimalist approach to the DSC-T700. At the front is a slide-down cover which drops to reveals the flash and lens, and switch the camera on. It takes about a couple of seconds to get the DSC-T700 ready for action.
At the top is barely enough space for a small power button, shutter button and zoom rocker switch, as the DSC-T700 is just 16mm deep. In fact, its slimline dimensions are just 95 x 58.4 x 16.4mm.
Underneath the camera is a battery charging port and a small flap covering the battery itself and the memory card compartment. And that's it.
...and even more so when closed
So where are the buttons and switches for selecting the menu and other functions? Well, Sony has opted to use touchscreen technology for most operations. Dotted around the display area are various icons which are used for selecting menus and features, all of which are activated by a finger-press.
Memory Stick Eats Itself
Yay - with that much internal storage one could almost do without the stupid Memory Stick Pro-prietary. I hope its interface has a mass storage mode.
@stu: Oh gawd - how pathetic is that lie about the display?
"Sony is renowned for its stylish products..."
You haven't seen the PS3, have you?
I have that same camera: in the course of nearly four years of solid use in smoky pubs (remember them?), deserts, ghost towns, concerts, beaches, cities and hillsides it's never put a foot wrong, let alone ingested any dust that's impinged noticeably on the sensor.
I wonder if someone has ported Doom to this thing; it would be interesting play Doom with a touchscreen interface. Although I suspect that walking around Westminster with a camera that makes shotgun noises would be a bad idea.
Dust (not magic)
I'm getting a new camera for crimbo, it won't be a Sony tho, as the new camera will replace my current Sont DSC-P200 whose sensor long ago got covered in dust... sucked into the camera no doubt whilst zooming in and out.
Have things improved?