Sony DSC-T200 8.1

The T200 is an ultra slim 8 mega pixel camera by Sony. This has a host of impressive features which would surely make it a success. One such impressive feature is an extra large 3.5 inch touch screen. The size of the camera especially its breadth makes it easily portable. Other features included in the T200 are detection software, image stabilization, HD TV output and in camera retouching for red eye.

The T200 has dimensions of 93.5 x 59.3 x 20.4mm and weighs around 160g. This has a Steady Shot Image Stabilization for improving the quality of the pictures and removing the shakes which might occur while photographing. The T200 has an aperture range of F3.5 – F10. It boosts a 3.5″ 230K pixel Touch panel Clear Photo LCD plus screen which surely is something everyone would like.

The various white balance options available are Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (1, 2, and 3), Incandescent and Flash. It also has colour mode options such as Black & White, Natural, Sepia and Vivid. For obtaining the perfect picture the T200 also comes with a large variety of scene modes which include Beach, Fireworks, High Sensitivity, High Speed Shutter, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait and Smile Shutter. The various still image modes available are JPEG (Fine), Burst, Exposure Bracketing.

The T200 handles outdoor shots well with sharpness level maintained all over the pictures. The picture quality is better than most of the other cameras in the same range. Clarity level is good and lighting in general is handled well. When zoom is not used the camera is still able to maintain the sharpness. Outdoor shots might result in lose of some amount of detailing of the subject. During indoor shots the T200 works well with the camera maintaining the depth of the colour. With flash turned on the T200 automatically increases the ISO setting thus copping with the loss of light, although this might result in some noise interference being produced. Some red eye might be visible but this can be removed easily by the use of the right software. In indoor shots with flash not being used the photos come out a bit on the dark side. The ISO level is increased even more which results in more noise interference. Colours produced are vibrant and has a very natural feel to them. The T200 performs well in macro mode, providing sharp and focused pictures. Large variety of ISO levels are present in the T200 which includes Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. Pictures taken in ISO 400 are good with some noise interference but largely better than most of the other brands present in the market. One should try and keep away from ISO 3200 with picture quality being extremely poor. Overall looking at the performance of the T200 it provides an impressive set of pictures what ever be the situation and is surely in the picture quality aspect one the best pocket sized cameras available in the market currently.

This clock an impressive shutter lag times of 1/4 to 1/1000 sec. T200 can take a single shot in 0.15 seconds and five consecutive shots in 6.97 seconds. With flash turned on the camera takes 0.48 seconds for a single picture and 12.53 seconds for five pictures. Both timings are extremely fast and very respectable as compared to most of the other cameras in the market. One can also use the self timer which can delay the photograph to be taken by a maximum of 10 seconds. Movies can be recorded in various modes like MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640 x 480 at 30fps), MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640 x 480 at 16.6fps) and Presentation Mode (320 x 240 at 8.3fps). Movies records the environment sounds aswell something that you might find absent in most of the other cameras of this range. The T200 has a burst mode of 100 shots at 2.2fps for all resolutions.

Info Lithium NP-BD1 3.6v 680mAh are used by the T200 for powering purposes. This has a 31MB of inbuilt memory and is compatible with Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. T200 has various camera terminals which include Video Output, HD Output and USB Terminal, so that it can be connected to computers and televisions.

Overall the T200 is surely one of the best if not the best pocket sized camera available in the market currently. Not only does it provide longer zoom and extra features but it also proves to be the best in the department on which any camera is rated, picture quality.

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