Sony Cybershot T20 Brief Review

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  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 6x digital zoom
  • Auto focus and exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 80-3200
  • Lithium ion battery
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • Memory Stick / Pro Duo storage (31MB internal)
  • HD Sensitive / HD output capability
  • Release Date: 2007-02-28
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

Sony Cybershot T20
8.1 megapixels; 3x optical zoom / 6x digital zoom; Auto focus and exposure; JPEG file format; ISO 80-3200; Lithium ion battery; 2.5 inch LCD; Memory Stick / Pro Duo storage (31MB internal); HD Sensitive / HD output capability
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

The fashionista's favorite camera... and perhaps the photo lover's, too. The Sony T20 is a new ultra-stylish addition to Sony's Cybershot line of T model cameras. Similar to its big brother the T100, this camera has a slightly smaller LCD and less zoom, but the same advanced features. The body measures in at less than half an inch thick and has a brilliant 2.5-inch LCD. A high quality Carl Zeiss zoom lens and an advanced BIONZ Sony processor provide high image quality and prevent color distortion, while speeding up operation time and extending battery life. This little camera has 3x optical zoom and multiple features, including high definition capability and Face Detection, as well as Super Steady Shot to help avoid image blur.

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