Fully loaded ultracompact: Sony Cyber-shot T900

Sony continues the T-series ultracompacts with the T900 featuring improved image processing, higher resolution, and a better LCD than previous models.

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Last year when Sony released the Cyber-shot DSC-T500, I was initially impressed with what the camera had to offer. But since testing it, the only thing to really prove its promise was the quality of the 720p video produced by the little pocket camera.

The T900 shares the same video abilities as the T500, but improves the resolution and adds Sony's Bionz image processing. Let's hope the T900 lives up to its flagship status.

Facts about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900:

  • 12-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Super HAD CCD sensor.
  • 4X f3.5-4.6 35-140mm-equivalent lens.
  • 720p HD movie capture with stereo mic.
  • Bionz processor.
  • Features a 3.5-inch Xtra Fine touch-screen LCD that delivers high resolution images (921,600 dots), which is approximately four times higher than conventional LCD screens (this is the same excellent screen found on last year's T700).
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Multi-output dock included and features HDMI
  • Intelligent scene recognition, face detection with child/adult priority, and Smile Shutter.

The T900 camera will be available for pre-order in March and shipping in April in silver, black, red, and bronze for about $380.

About the author

Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.

 

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