Review posted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T33|
(Monday, July 25, 2005 - 09:28 EDT)
The DSC-T33 continues a Sony tradition of high quality in the subcompact category, but with a new spin: Affordability!
Most impressive is how few tradeoffs Sony was forced to make to achieve this. The DSC-T33 shows good image quality, with good color, and high resolution. Its image sharpness and noise levels aren't quite up to the level of the best full-sized 5-megapixel cameras out there, but they're impressive for a subcompact model.
Relative to competing full-sized digicams the T3 does have limited low-light capability and limited flash power, but that's expected in a camera of this size. While offering the ease of use of a fully point & shoot model in "auto" mode, the T33 provides enough flexibility and image control to satisfy even relatively sophisticated users.
The noticable blur down the right side at certain zoom settings was significant enough to keep the T33 from earning a "Dave's Pick," but if you're in the market for a really compact digicam, the DSC-T33 is slim enough to always be along to get the shots. To better show what we mean, we're trying a new approach to showing test results, so come see how the Sony DSC-T33 digital camera stands up to the challenge.