Sony DSC-T30 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Sony Cameras / Sony Cybershot i Full Review
Links
Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: DSC-T30
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2006-05-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.0 oz (169 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(95 x 57 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1632 x 1224 (2.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30.00)
160x120 (8.30)
Movie File Format: MPEG VX
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/4.3 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 0 cm
0.4 - 0.0 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 14x Smart Zoom
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 5-area Contrast detect
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 5.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/1000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High-Speed Shutter, Candle, Magnifying Glass (Super Macro), Soft Snap
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, On, On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synch, Slow Synch w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 11.2 ft, (0.1 - 3.4m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG VX
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.440
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.330
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.090
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 5
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 30.000
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 16.00
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.370
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.350
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.490
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.012
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.410
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.000
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time: 1.100
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.260
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,394.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FR1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion echargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FR1 Info-Lithium rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 420
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Cyber-shot Viewer 1.0
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

Sony DSC-T30

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Sony DSC-T30

Print the specs page for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate