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Good: Excellent looks and high 7.2 megapixel resolution for good manipulation features
Bad: Awful red eye, and poor point and shoot capabilities.
Comment: I had read rave reviews of the Sony DSC T10, and had previously had a Sony DSC T7 and was very satisfied. The looks are great and it’s a great camera to have with you because of its compact size and sleek looks. The 7.2 megapixel resolution is also impressive and the picture can be manipulated with easy without sacrificing too much by way of quality.
However I did experience substantial problems with it. Firstly, there is catastrophic red eye on every picture that is taken using the flash; witch eliminates taking good photos at night, or in situation with low lighting.
Furthermore, it is advertised as a point and shoot camera; however I found that this was not the case ordinarily. The camera needs to focus itself before taking a picture therefore will take at least 2 seconds to take a picture. If the is a lot of movement from the subject of the photo the camera refuses to capture; this is not helpful for use at gigs or sporting events.
There are a few minor snags that would be easy to live with if the camera performed well, however seeing as the cameras performance was poor I found these little flaws annoying.
The first of the two being that both the USB cable and the AV cable are joined together as one. I cannot see why Sony have done this because for the sake of a few pence more for them; they could have given their customers great convenience.
Secondly; Sony have made their cameras in such a way that they can only use either memory stick duo or memory stick pro memory cards. These are half the size of normal memory cards which makes it a hassle to find the specific memory card you need and I firstly bought a 2GB SanDisk standardised memory card claiming to be compatible with any Digital camera; Not this one, not and Sony camera in fact. And if you are looking to buy a Sony memory card with around 2GB of storage from a retail outlet expect to pay at least £50-60. Not using a memory card is not an option unfortunately because the 56MB internal storage will only hold around 20 pictures if you’re lucky!
Good: Sleek design, build quality, slideshow with music, good image quality even in cloudy environment
Bad: Ok indoor image quality
Comment: Design 5 stars
Build quality 5 stars.
Screen 5 stars
Image quality - 4 Stars. Image quality outdoors in the evening looked good enough, in proper sunlight is excellent. I took pictures in pitch black using flash - output - good pictures. Indoors you can see some grains again that is because of poor lighting, if you increase the flash strength and use iso 80, you get pretty good pictures.
Also I liked the camera as you can use different focus areas, I wanted a camera to get the complete scene in detail that is you can see the object near and far with same focus, no blur.
Another hit is the slideshow with music, its superb, you can also play it straight on TV with the provided wire.
To conclude, it's the best ultra compact camera with decent pictures, lots of style and of course its a Sony.
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