Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Digital Camera - Red

by Sony
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Digital Camera - Red
The Super-slim styling of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Digital Camera incorporates an impressive range of high tech features including a surprising 5x zoom super sharp Carl Zeiss lens that utilizes Sony's acclaimed Steady-Shot image stabilization, 10.1 megapixels of image resolution for astounding photo detail, and a enormous 3.5" widescreen touch-panel LCD that fills the camera back.

The camera also includes other exclusive innovative technologies like Face Detection-2, Smile Shutter Mode, in-camera retouching, D-range optimization and HD (high definition) output to expand the possibilities of digital photography, while making the camera extremely easy to use for photographers at any skill level.

The Cyber-shot DSC-T300 also incorporates Sony's latest development - intelligent scene recognition (iSCN). This technology allows the camera to analyze shooting conditions and automatically select the optimal settings for the best photo results.


Sleek, Ultra-slim Design
The Ultra slim design of the DSC-T300 helps it slip easily into your pocket, or handbag, while the styling is so clean and sharp that you won't want to keep it there. Additionally, the sliding lens cover assures that the camera lens will always be clean and ready to shoot.

10.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
The advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD is specially designed to allow more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity while reducing noise, so your images will look gorgeous - even when taken under low light conditions. Furthermore, the high resolution ensures that your photo prints will look sharp, even at printouts of 20 x 30" in size.

Carl Zeiss 5X Optical Zoom Lens
The world renowned quality of the Carl Zeiss lens ensures that your images will be sharply focused while the 5x zoom range ensures that you will be able to obtain intimate images without disturbing the scene. The optical zoom is also available while the camera is shooting video - making the T300 an excellent camcorder replacement. Moreover, the macro and magnifying glass modes are provided for super-sharp close-ups and miniature hobby photography.

Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
Sony's exclusive Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization combined with a high sensitivity (ISO 3200) means that the DSC-T300 compensates for shaky hands, minimizes blur and allows flash-free shooting to preserve the mood, plus Sony Clear RAW Noise Reduction reduces the picture noise that can ruin low-light or high ISO shots.

9-Point Auto Focus
The DSC-T300 can measure auto-focus at 9 points over the image, giving you greater creative freedom to compose your image, and place your subjects off the center of the image, yielding a more interesting composition.

25x Smart Zoom (at VGA Resolution)
The Cyber-shot DSC-T300 intelligently "crops into" the central portion of interest in your photo without sacrificing full CCD resolution - avoiding the image degradation of digital zooms.

Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN)
When using Sony's exclusive intelligent scene recognition (iSCN), the camera automatically select the optimal settings for the best photo results by automatically detecting up to five scenes, and choose the best setting for the situation. In the advanced iSCN mode, the camera will shoot using the user's settings and then will automatically step in and take a second shot with optimized settings. If the camera determines that the user's settings are best, then a second photo is not taken.

D-Range Optimization
The exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed processing engine provides the T300 with D-range optimization that preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas.

Face Detection-2 and Smile Shutter Mode
Sony latest Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces in a photo and automatically controls focus, exposure, color and flash to bring out the best in everyone. The Smile Shutter Mode helps you capture more smiles by shooting automatically when your subject laughs, smiles, even grins after the focus has been fixed. You select the person to watch and the expression to catch and the Face Detection system and intelligent Smile Shutter algorithm do the rest. Furthermore users can apply "child priority" or "adult priority" in smile shutter mode to capture photos only when the intended subjects smile.

MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
The DSC-T300 can capture VGA (640 x 480) audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second), with length limited only by the capacity of your media. The camera can also record standard quality and presentation quality videos for viewing on your computer screen or using video clips on web pages.

Built-in and Removable Memory
With 15MB of built in memory, the DSC-T300 allows you to shoot photos without a flash memory card so you can always get your shot even if you forgot your card. You can easily transfer your images from camera memory to optional Memory Stick Duo media, upload shots to your computer or make prints on your digital printer. The camera also accepts high speed, and high capacity Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards that are currently available in capacities up to 8GB.

3.5" Widescreen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display with Touch-Screen Operation
The huge 3.5" Widescreen Clear Photo LCD Plus displays photos in superb clarity and natural color, and incorporates an AR (anti-reflective) coating for excellent visibility even in bright sunlight. Furthermore, the touch-panel LCD replaces small buttons with simple on-screen icons and a user-friendly interface that make camera operation faster and simpler.

In-Camera Retouching and Red-Eye Reduction
Add creative effects to photos after you shoot. Included effects are soft edge filter to soften backgrounds, cross filter to place starry "dazzles" at highlight points, partial color filter to mute surrounding colors and fish-eye filter to create interesting results. The red-eye reduction feature reduces irritating "glowing eyes" that can ruin even the most creative photos at the touch of a button.

HD Output
View your still photos from your DSC-T300 Camera with spectacular clarity and detail directly on a Sony Bravia HDVT or other compatible HDTV screens with an optional HD solution such as a Cyber-shot cradle/charger with component cable output, or component cable directly to your HDTV. Then watch as your photos come alive, accompanied by your choice of visual effects and any of four preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite MP3 tunes downloaded from PC to your camera for use as background music.

Stamina Battery Power
The supplied NP-BD1 InfoLithium rechargeable battery lets you shoot up to 250 pictures on a full charge, recharges quickly and easily, and shows you about how much shooting capability remains.

Picture Motion Browser Software
The supplied Picture Motion Browser Software makes it easier to upload, organize and search photos on your PC. The software also provides a convenient map view function to sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map by using an optional GPS unit.


Image Quality
Image Sensor - 1/2.5" 10.3 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
Effective Resolution - 10.1 million pixels
Color Depth - 24-Bit RGB output
Color Modes - Natural, Vivid, Sepia, Black & White
Image File Formats - JPEG (Fine, Standard)
Recorded Resolution - 3648 x 2736 - 3648 x 2432 (3:2) - 3648 x 2056 (16:9) -2592 x 1944 - 2048 x 1536 - 1920 x 1080 (16:9) - 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Recording - MPEG Movie Mode with Audio - MPEG VX Fine (640 x 480 @ 30 fps) - MPEG VX Standard (640 x 480 @ 16.6 fps) - Normal Mode (320 x 240 @ 30 fps) - Presentation Mode (320 x 240 @ 8.3fps) - MPEG VX Fine Requires Memory Stick PRO media - Clip Length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording - Yes

Lens Type - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens (12 Elements in 10 Groups with 3 Aspheric Elements and prism)
Optical Zoom - 5x (up to 25x Smart Zoom at VGA resolution)
Lens Focal Length - 5.8 - 29mm (33 - 165mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom - 2x
Minimum Focus Distance - 0.4" (1cm)
Maximum Aperture - f/3.5-4.4
Optical Image Stabilization - Yes (SteadyShot Image Stabilization)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount - No

Focus Control
Focus Type - TTL AF with AF illuminator lamp
Focus Modes - 9 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Spot AF, Flexible Spot AF, Semi Manual
Focus Range - Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity -- Macro: 3.2" (8cm) - infinity wide -- Magnifying Glass: 0.4" (1cm) - 7.9" (20cm) wide only

Exposure Control
Sensitivity - Auto ISO - Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) Shutter Type - Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed - 1 - 1/1000 seconds
Aperture Range - f/3.5 - f/10.0
Exposure Metering - Multi-Pattern Measuring
Exposure Modes - Auto, Program Auto, Easy Shooting, Exposure Compensation (+/-2.0 EV in 1/3 EV increments), Exposure Bracketing
White Balance Modes - Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash, Underwater (Auto, Underwater 1, Underwater 2, Flash)
Scene Modes - High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-speed Shutter, Smile Shutter, Underwater

Built-in Flash - Yes (Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Syncro, Red-Eye Reduction)
Effective Flash Range - 0.3' (0.1 m) - 12.1' (3.7 m) - Up to 25.3' at ISO 3200 External Flash Connection - No
External Flash Control - Not Applicable

Start-Up Time - Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag - Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots - Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability - 1.6 fps up to 10 shots (all resolutions)
Self Timer - 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording - No
Date & Time Stamp - No

Memory & Power
Built-in Memory - 15MB
Compatible Memory Cards - Memory Stick DUO -Memory Stick PRO DUO - Memory Stick PRO DUO (High Speed) - Memory Stick PRO HG DUO
Recording Capacity - Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type - NP-BD1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter - AC-LS5K Portable AC Adapter (optional)

Computer Interface - USB 2.0 via Multi-Use Connector
Direct Print Capable - Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control - No
Video Output - NTSC & PAL via Multi-Use Connector HD Output (1080i) with optional accessory
Web-Cam Capable - No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, Me, XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.1-10.4)

Viewfinder - No
LCD Display - 3.5" Widescreen Clear Photo LCD plus (230,000 pixels) with Touch-Screen Operation
Language Options - English, French, Spanish
Playback Options - Full frame, Thumbnail, Playback zoom (5x), Resize, Image Edit (Trimming, Red Eye Correction, Soft Focus, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, Retro, Radial Blur, Unsharp Masking, Smile, Paint (Pen, Erase, Stamp, Frame)), Slideshow, Slideshow with music, Video playback (with sound), Video Edit, Image erase/protect

Dimensions - 2.3 x 3.7 x 0.8" (60 x 94 x 21mm)

In the Box

NP-BD1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Charger
A/V & USB Multi-connector Cable
Wrist Strap
Software CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser 2.0, USB Driver)
User Guide


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