Looking back on Cybershots

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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clarkt Contributing Member • Posts: 713
Looking back on Cybershots

Sony has put out some incredible compact cameras in the past ten years. I have owned the T50, T100, T900, and W300. I should say I 'still own'. I have kept all but the T50, which I gave to my daughter. I kept them because each model does some special thing exceptionally well. The T100 produces the best MPGs I've ever seen in a compact camera, the T900 does awesome insect macros and live music videos with exceptional stereo separation. The W300 makes gorgeous black & white portraits, etc. And the build quality is superior - on all these models.

I was thinking of selling them and upgrading to something more modern. Then I noticed that since about 2 years the T and W Cybershots no longer offer 3:2 aspect ratio. I was puzzled. Nope. Nada. No more. That threw me because I shoot a lot of 3:2. After a while I think I figured out why: Offering 3:2 in Cybershots nowadays will slow down users from upgrading to DSLR, which is native 3:2. Does it make sense?

I also noticed that since 2 years Sony's compacts are looking a little flimsy in their build quality. I figure that is for the same purpose, to encourage upgrading to DLSR.

But am I correct in saying that we can no longer get 3:2 in the T-Series? I haven't had time to search all the models.

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"The wind blows over the surface of the lake. In this way, the effects of the invisible are made visible." … I Ching

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
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