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Sony Cybershot DSCT300/B 10.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot (Black)

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  • 10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
  • Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens; Smart Zoom feature
  • 3.5-inch widescreen Clear Photo LCD Plus display; Face Detection
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition; HDTV compatibility
  • 15 MB internal memory; capture images to Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo media
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSCT300/B
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 10.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.7 x 2.3 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0011E4N66
  • Item model number: DSCT300/B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,601 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at January 23, 2008

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

With Sony’s Smile Shutter technology, the DSC-T300 helps automatically capture smiles as they happen, while Face Detection technology controls flash, focus, exposure, and color for up to eight individual faces, resulting in more accurate, natural skin tones. You can expect stunning detail thanks to its 10.1-megapixel resolution and Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens. Intelligent Scene Recognition automatically selects your camera’s settings based on detected lighting conditions, helping you get great photos even when shooting in difficult lighting environments. The huge 3.5-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display makes it easy to compose your shots or view your photos with family and friends.

Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Highlights

10.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. The advanced Sony Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.

Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens 5x optical zoom gives you the power to get even closer to the action -- a real benefit for distant landscape views and dramatic portraits.

3.5-inch widescreen Clear Photo LCD Plus display A huge 3.5-inch widescreen Clear Photo LCD Plus LCD display includes an anti-reflective coating that provides for excellent visibility to help you compose, view, and share photos with superb clarity and color reproduction, even in bright sunlight.

15 MB internal memory Even if you forget your flash memory card, you can get the shot because 15 MB internal memory lets you capture a limited number of shots with in-camera convenience, then easily transfer your shots to a PC or optional Memory Stick Duo media.

Memory Stick Duo media convenience A built-in slot accepts optional Memory Stick Duo media or Memory Stick Pro Duo media -- the compact, high-capacity storage media that make it easily to upload photos to your PC and are compatible with millions of devices worldwide.

16:9 High-Resolution mode In addition to the standard 2-megapixel size, the convenient 16:9 aspect ratio shooting mode for HDTV 3display can now be shot in 7-megapixels, making it possible to obtain beautiful, high-definition prints with the same aspect ratio as HDTV.

HDTV compatibility High-resolution images can be enjoyed in all their beauty simply by connecting the camera directly to a Sony Bravia HDTV or other compatible HDTV. This provides an excellent alternative to viewing photos as prints or on a computer monitor, and is ideal for users who want to share photos in the comfort of their living room. Optional HD solutions include a Cyber-shot cradle/charger with component cable output, or component cable directly to your HDTV.

Automatic Macro shooting Standard Auto Focus now covers the macro focus range, eliminating the need to manually change focus modes for close-up photography. The Macro mode has not been eliminated, and enabling it accelerates Auto Focus when shooting at point-blank range.

Burst mode You can fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals (VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (full resolution mode) -- a great way to capture a child’s first steps or a pet’s best tricks.

Convenient Photo modes To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, you can choose from several convenient photo modes, including Auto, Program Auto, and Scene Selections such as Twilight, Landscape, Soft Snap, Snow, High Sensitivity, and Beach environments.

Dynamic Range Optimization Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed processing engine, Dynamic Range Optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas -- for great results even in difficult lighting conditions.

Easy image management To help you find the right image among many, Date View mode and Favorites mode have been added to the standard Folder View. Date View mode displays a calendar view, while Favorites mode shows only user-selected images. Furthermore, you can filter photos by face types such as portrait, child, baby, and smile.

Easy Shooting mode A simplified camera environment especially attractive to beginners or digital camera users who want to keep things simple, Easy Shooting provides easy-to-read, on-screen instructions and limits the number of camera settings to help prevent misuse of the camera while still providing excellent results.

Enhanced Paint function In-camera retouching continues with the ability to "paint" decorative borders or graphic stamps like hearts, stars, arrows, and hand drawn words or symbols to add charm and fun to photos you save, print, or send via e-mail (Internet connection required).

Face Detection Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure, color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look more natural, reduce red-eye, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot.

Function Guide This beginner-friendly function helps manage various functions and settings by displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen. The Function Guide can also be switched off.

HD Slide Show with music It’s the high-definition viewing experience that makes photos more entertaining to watch, accompanied by your choice of visual effects and any of four preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite music downloaded from PC to your camera for use as background music.

High Sensitivity (ISO 3200) mode With high sensitivity of ISO 3200, you can shoot effectively in low light without flash to preserve the mood, while the Sony Clear RAW Noise Reduction system helps suppress the color noise that can degrade low-light shots.

In-camera retouching Add creative effects to photos after you shoot using any of 10 editing functions, including: Trimming, Red-Eye adjustment, Soft Focus filter, Unsharp Mask, Cross filter, Partial Color filter, Fish-eye filter, Retro, Radial Blur and Happy Face. The Happy Face effect uses photo retouching to put a smile on faces, with smile levels adjustable from 1 to 5.

In-camera red-eye reduction Irritating "glowing eyes" can ruin even the most creative photos, but in-camera red eye reduction corrects your photos at the touch of a button to reduce lingering red-eye effect that other systems might miss.

Intelligent Scene Recognition mode Intelligent Scene Recognition mode automatically detects six different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera setting: Backlight, Backlight & Portrait, Twilight, Twilight & Portrait, Twilight with Tripod and Portrait. Intelligent Scene Recognition has two different modes, advanced and auto. Advanced mode takes two shots, one with the standard automatic settings and the other with optimized settings. Auto mode takes a single shot, arbitrarily deciding on the proper setting.

Multi-resizing function Resize your photos in-camera for virtually any purpose! Standard 4:3 images can be resized to widescreen 16:9 and 2 MP resolution for display on an HDTV. Conversely, high resolution, widescreen 16:9 images can be resized to 4:3 size with VGA (640 x 480) resolution -- perfect for sharing with friends and family via e-mail (internet connection required). A simple 4-direction touch-screen control also makes it easy to trim photos.

Photo music Expanding the HD Slide Show with Music feature, PhotoMusic combines images with music to produce fun and entertaining slide shows. The five standard visual effects (Simple, Basic, Nostalgic, Active and Stylish) have been supplemented for a total of eight effects. Additionally, the number of music tracks stored in the camera memory has been doubled from four to eight, and music playback time has been extended from three to five minutes per track. More personalized slide shows are also possible by transferring music from a PC to the camera.

Photo TV HD PhotoTV HD compatibility allows the camera to be connected to a PhotoTV HD-capable Sony Bravia HDTV via the optional HD output adaptor, for highly detailed, high-definition color images displayed in unprecedented realism and full HD quality.

Picture Motion Browser software Supplied software makes it easier to upload, organize, and search photos on your PC. When shooting photos using your camera and an optional GPS unit, the software even provides a convenient map view function that lets you sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map.

Simple Icon Setup Controls To the left and right of the image area on your widescreen display, simple icons allow quick touch-screen operation of essential camera functions. The icons can be switched off to provide a full 16:9 widescreen view of your photos -- and the on-screen Function Guide display helps you learn camera setup operations.

Smile Shutter mode Smile Shutter mode helps you capture smiles automatically as they happen. Used in conjunction with Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter is able to differentiate between children and adults, and can be set to automatically shoot a picture when your subject laughs, smiles, or even grins -- only when focus is fixed. You select the person to watch and the expression to catch -- your Cyber-shot camera does the rest!

Sony Double Anti-Blur Solution The combination of Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization and high ISO sensitivity helps compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur, and allow flash-free shooting to preserve the mood.

Stamina Battery Power Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully charged Lithium Ion battery-- enough to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation.

Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization compensates for shaky hands and minimizes blur with optical sensors that detect camera movement and send correcting signals to a stabilization lens -- so there’s no need to crop in on your shot to reduce blur.

Wide Zoom Display To use the entire image area of the camera’s widescreen LCD and compatible HDTV screens, Wide Zoom automatically expands standard 4:3 images to 16:9.

Product Description

Sony DSC-T300 Black Digital

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed this camera. It has lot of features and the picture clarity is very good. Read more ›
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Unbelievable design, fancy, girls love it, most beautiful camera I have ever seen, big touch screen all over the camera, 16:9 pics, very good photos... After 3 months of… Read more ›
I just don't want any other consumers to get this bad camera. DO NOT BUY this to make good photos, you won't get them. Look elsewhere. Read more ›
most average a meg. my Canon took sharp pictures and only took up a few hundred kilobytes even at 7 megapixels. Read more ›
They are so perfect. The HD features are really sweet. But I didn't know they would print out as good as they look on the screen. Read more ›
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3. What a USER FRIENDLY MENU???? I have never faced such a difficulty in understanding a simple camera menu Read more ›
I have been getting great pictures with this little slim camera. I like the very large screen, better than average zoom, easy to manage functions on the touch screen. Even… Read more ›
One…It also has face/smile detection and some other really neat features such as the ability to filter children faces, or adult faces, or pictures that contain faces, etc. Read more ›
Picture quality is awesome. Easy touch screen controls to work with. I was thinking of buying SLR but chose to buy this one. Read more ›
It has all the features you could ever want! It is easy to use, it takes great pictures, it has lots of editing features...some are really fun. If you look around on line… Read more ›
Reviewing a picture that was taken and then touch screening it to zoom in left or right etc was great. And the smile capture was pretty funny to use and it worked great. I… Read more ›
This camera exceeded my expectations. Plenty of setting options ... beautiful screen... responsive to finger or stylus touch ... takes beautiful pictures and its fun to use. Read more ›
This is a perfect camera for users with strong photo culture that just want to get rid of heavy cameras, but appreciate to have 98% chances to manage all amateur photo… Read more ›
I received this camera in the mail last week and I love it! It's easy to use, does everything I want, and the picture quality is great. Read more ›
It does not have protruding lens system and can still go upto 5x…The little zoom knob on the top corner is very simple to use and makes the zooming experience a lot better. Read more ›
The touch screen is great and easy to use, no false touches like you get with some. the pictures are great, the steady shot works very well, and the auto balance gets the… Read more ›
This Cybershot is perfect for amateur proposals. The gigant LCD touch-screen is terrific! The optical zoom could be better, but it's ok! Read more ›
I had a Sony T100 and sold it and bought this one because of its large touch screen. The touch screen works great and it does not scratch easily. Its like my Ipod touch for… Read more ›
extremely light, feels good in hands while taking pictures, the screen is unbelievable, overall very pleased with the purchase of this item and the way amazon processed my… Read more ›
The touch screen is a cool feature and it works well(some early reviews said it was not sensitive and had to be presssed hard, I did not have that experience )although the… Read more ›
* good size of LCD screen Read more ›
Taking movies works best with a stable platform, especially when the zoom is in full effect. My son who is a professional videographer introduced me to the cheap monopod,… Read more ›
The optical zoom is fantastic, as is the image stabilization -- I do not have a very steady hand. Of the first few test shots that I took with this camera, one was of a… Read more ›
The quality is great, both in build and pictures. Very little 'fringing' in the Zeiss lens, zoom is fast (faster than previous DSC-T models) and quite. My biggest problem… Read more ›
Very nice Camera, great zoom for the money, very good pictures wile on the move in the car. Touchscreen is awesome. Read more ›
It is extremely user friendly, has a long battery life, and an excellent zoom (wonderful for novices and professionals). The camera has many options including environmental… Read more ›
-10.1 Mega Pixels (I know mega pixels don't make a camera, but I crop a…-Optical Image Stabilization (You really need optical, digital is about as useful as digital zoom) Read more ›
2) Battery life was about 200…3) The camera could sit on a desktop since the bottom was very good and the mechanism to remove the battery was also unique in it's own sense Read more ›
The optics are obviously very high quality. The battery life is above average. The style is way above average. Read more ›
I purchased this camera a…The camera has great focus and the pictures never come out blurry, battery life is quite good and the big LCD is nice for displaying the pictures Read more ›
The battery is horrible. I fully charge the battery and the camera is dying after a few hours of use. I always turn the camera off after I finish taking pictures and the… Read more ›
this is the first digital camera I've personally owned (always had a gf with a camera), and it's easy to use, high-end for the size (or any size, actually), good battery… Read more ›
I have taken it around the world. It has taken consistently good photos and the video is good enough that I have uploaded dozens of video clips to YouTube from this camera. I… Read more ›
it has problem with color video is great battery life is worst then u think 3.5 hrs maximum ! Read more ›
Video is surprisingly good. When in "fine video" mode, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and broadcast quality. Read more ›
Taking movies works best with a stable platform, especially when the zoom…My son who is a professional videographer introduced me to the cheap monopod, which works great. Read more ›
If you can get this model for a good price and make sure you purchase that Pro Duo stick for capturing movies and pictures, this is really a fine (older model of the… Read more ›
The product was recieved in a couple of days, the best thing was that we were…After shopping for a couple of days we purchase the camera at the best price through Amazon. Read more ›
This camera is great at a great price. Arrived earlier than promissed. Read more ›
Seller only gave 10 days exchange/return, and I did not see that in time, or i would have gotten a later version. Otherwise, color is great, handling superb. Read more ›
Still reading the manual as I continue to use it. Love the color, and has some really nice features that others don't have. Read more ›
Most digital cameras are always your standard, silver color. My wife liked the red color which was the one we purchased. I think pink would have been her second choice. Read more ›
I think the user interface is great. It is easy to use, and it also feels good, clicking on the options with the little plastic stylus that attaches to the wrist cord. Read more ›
Its a nice cam with very good user friendly interface. But the only problem it has is the night mode it cannot take the backgrond pictures in night mode. Read more ›
Touch Screen - Once you learn it, it is a very intuitive interface. Read more ›
Even close-ups of plants and flowers turn out well. You can take a picture at full resolution, then trim it down to size, and get excellent focus of small objects. Read more ›
I purchased this camera a…The camera has great focus and the pictures never come out blurry, battery life is quite good and the big LCD is nice for displaying the pictures Read more ›
I recommend it. The size is great and it fits the case that I also purchased, with ease. Read more ›
I was…When I got home and enlarged the image to full size, I looked at the adequately enlarged space where the thin and faint lines of the rock drawings should have been. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J. Freyer on April 14, 2008
Color Name: Black
Lets get to the bottom line:

The Good:

This camera takes excellent pictures - as a response to CNET and other reviewers who note that the DSC-T300's pictures are soft/noisy/high contrast/ et cetera are reviewing this from a professional photography point of view. Comparing this to an SLR or any other non-subcompact isn't reasonable. Just like we wouldn't compare a Chevy Pickup with a BMW sedan. Photos taken with this camera are intended for "everyday shooting." I will use this for vacations, parties, or tours. I would not use this to photograph my own wedding. For everyday shots, the quality is superb. If you are looking for a professional camera in a subcompact chassis, then this is about as close as you will come.

The optical zoom is fantastic, as is the image stabilization -- I do not have a very steady hand. Of the first few test shots that I took with this camera, one was of a license plate from a car parked about 100 meters away. I zoomed in with full optical and digital zoom, and snapped a photo of what looked like a very grainy and pixelated white blob jerking quickly around the screen. To my surprise, when I viewed this shot, the camera had cleaned it up so that not only was there no motion blur, the license number was perfectly visible. I could even see the county name on the bottom! Needless to say, I won't be taking many pictures from this far away, but still it is good to know that the feature is there if I ever need it.

The smile shutter works surprisingly well, and I use it all the time. What not many of the other reviews that I read talked about was the functionality of the smile shutter. When the feature is enabled, the camera is not in normal photo mode.
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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful By dosers VINE VOICE on April 3, 2008
Color Name: Black
As the previous reviewer stated, this camera overall is a joy. The quality is great, both in build and pictures. Very little 'fringing' in the Zeiss lens, zoom is fast (faster than previous DSC-T models) and quite.
My biggest problem on the new design (it's a thinner and has less physical buttons than a T-30 or 50) is the relative design flaw of not having a good way to open and close the lens cover. This was a lot better on previous models.
It definetely takes getting used to.

Another issue is with Sony - it's so apparent they are getting ever so stingy, in that they are including less and less in the box. The biggest insult to consumers in my opinion is the MISSING smart battery! Until now, Sony supplied batteries that would tell you the exact amount of minutes left on the charge; and they were quite accurate. In the 300 no more. But, 'don't despair' - it can still do it, only Sony didn't want to spring for the cash to include said battery in the box. If you want the 'feature' of telling time left on the battery there is an insert in the box, pointing you to Sony's website and how to spring another $50 to buy said battery (Amazon carries it too).
It's just too bad - I don't even mind the extra charge so much as I don't see the point of Sony offering less features on their new top end DSC camera and then charge extra to get back 'up to spec'. Charge $20 more from the get go and include the darn thing....
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Ernesto Diaz Cevallos on April 26, 2008
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of the Sony's T series, I've already own the very first DSC-T1, the discontinued T-33 and now T-300.
I sticked to Sony after the DSC-T1 because I wanted to keep using my MS Pro Duos; but soon after I realized that Sony makes cameras that are not only great for pics, but also their designs make an statement (bring this baby to a party and you should be aware because 99% of the party would like to take it to their homes).
So, now that I shared my reasons for buying this camera, here comes my review, quick, simple an concise.

The automatic mode is not flawless, especially in indoor night pictures, you should adjust the scenes mode so the camera really uses the flash automatically. The program mode haven't change since the T-33, basically the same options, and if you know how to use it, you get good pics.
The remarkable "new" setting is the Smile Shutter, once you have configured (personally i prefer it in high sensitivity) is a really fun tool. And the face detection is Amazing. Sony has really improved himself in this issue.
But as I mentioned in the title of my review, more MPs is not equal better quality. Once you start zooming the pics you can notice some rugged edges, distortion and a little bit of inaccuracy in the colors; but you would never notice that in a printed A3 pic. Once again, this is a amateur camera, and you are not paying over $1000 like in the 10 MPs pro cameras, so complaining is not that fair.
Once you can get used to the touch screen controls, using it is a breeze... I might complain that ask for confirmation for almost everything, but I guess the worst OS ever aka Windows Vista has already got me used to that....
Finally a few recommendations: Buy the camera together with the LCD screen protector and the Sony LCJTHC/B Genuine Leather Jacket Case with Stylus for the DSC-T70 & DSC-T200 (Black); if you want to keep it with scratches from the very beginning. And a large MS Pro Duo 8GB and up I recommend.
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Guinn VINE VOICE on June 11, 2008
Color Name: Silver
This camera had a lot of features that I wanted:

* good size of LCD screen

* cover for lens

* internal zoom - so no mechanical lens in/out

BUT I forgot to check on these things that it DOESN'T have

* Ability to connect to PC via mini-USB (uses a Sony proprietary USB connection)

* Ability to charge the battery inside the camera (uses a separate charger)

* Ability to use a "standard" SAN disk (uses a Sony memory stick)

* A view-finder, so that I don't have to try to use the LCD screen outdoors

It's a good camera, but I probably would not have purchased it if I had done a better job of my research up front.
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