Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 Review: Slick Shooter Needs No Memory Cards

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2What sets this cute little camera apart from the pack is its 4GB of onboard memory. That’s generous compared with the standard-issue 32MB or so you get on most point-and-shooters, and it means you don’t have to spend any extra cash on memory cards.

Clearly aimed at the hip and stylish, the $349.99 T2 comes in five colors. A 2.7-inch touch-screen LCD is the interface for most of the camera’s controls. You can also edit images in-camera on the touch screen. The controls are intuitive and easy to use, though it might take some time for those with larger fingers to get used to pushing the smallish on-screen buttons.

With multiple automatic and manual settings and a selection of scene modes, the T2 shines when it comes to versatility. In both daylight and flash shots, images were generally well exposed, with realistic color. In field-test images; highlight areas were accurate, with bright coloring.

The camera’s most notable feature, Smile Shutter, which helps capture subjects’ smiles by snapping a shot only when a smile is detected in the frame, also worked well. My only gripe was that although ISO levels can be set all the way up to 3200 in manual mode, image noise was considerable at any number higher than 400.

With good looks, easy-to-use touch-screen controls, lots of onboard memory, and impressive image quality, the T2 should please style-conscious snap shooters.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 Review
$349.99 direct
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