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Sony CyberShot T30
Sony CyberShot T30

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Sony CyberShot T30

We've given the T30 a grade of C-.

Editor's Review

Sony's CyberShot DSC-T30 won't shake, rattle, or roll your important moments, instead providing the perfect setup for flawless photos. The T30 has the stylistic flair of other Sony ultracompacts while coupling it with a high-powered 7.2 megapixel sensor and an array of anti-shake and anti-blur measures. The High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1000) also allows for sharp low-light images without using the flash. Super SteadyShot O.I.S. reduces blur from hand tremors and the RAW Noise Reduction system keeps your sensitive shots looking crisp. The T30 also takes some cues from Sony's N1, allowing for in-camera slide shows with background music to be programmed for sharing among friends on the large 3 .0 inch LCD.


  • 7.2 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 2x digital zoom
  • auto focus
  • ISO 80-1000
  • JPEG file format
  • movie mode w/sound
  • 3.0 inch LCD
  • Memory Stick Duo storage (58MB internal)
  • Part Number: DSCT30
  • UPC: 027242687202
  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2006

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Sony CyberShot T30 Reviews

Sony CyberShot T30 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Friendly (Thomas — 05/04/2007)

This item is easy to use and adapt to your own style. I am truly love it.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Red eye (Uthaiah — 04/05/2007)

This camera is excellent when you see the image at its rear large attractive monitor but picture quality is not as goo as the older version of cyber shot, also it is impossible to reduce red eye effect and this makes the eyes of all look terrible. I had owned a earlier version of a cyber shot DSC-P8(3.2mgp) and this did not have the red eye effect at all, but why should the T-30 has this problem??

  • 5.0 out of 5
T 30 Sony (Nadeem Kazim — 01/23/2007)

One word. Excellent.

  • 5.0 out of 5
A big thumbs up (N Koritz — 12/23/2006)

I've spent plenty of time in Tokyo's electronics district playing with digital cameras. I purchased the T30 and love it. (Buy the Overseas model if you are live in the USA so the warranty is good back home)
The camera is fast and takes excellent quality pics. The newer model is all touch screen...yuck. glad I bought the T30.
No complaints. I was using a Canon G4 and loved it but now use my T30 for everything. It is so much more compact.

  • 5.0 out of 5
best (sandeep agarwal — 12/07/2006)

handy good picture quality

  • 1.0 out of 5
Only worked for 4 months (Patricia Ballin — 12/01/2006)

Beware: this is the second digital camera from Sony that I have had problems with. I love the camera but it stopped working after only 4 months. Customer service is terrible.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Great camera until it stops working (Patricia Ballin — 12/01/2006)

I loved my T-30 when I first got it. I owned a cybershot P100 before that had given me some trouble but decided to give Sony another shot. After about 4 months my T-30 started giving me problems. Dim or night shots are blurry and streaked with light. Customer service was unwilling to replace the camera and seemed more interested in telling me what couldn't be done than trying to solve my dilemma. These expensive cameras really should be built to last more than a few months.

  • 5.0 out of 5
all in one package (jk — 11/12/2006)

its small,its take excellent pictures,video recording is lagless,good response time and again very compact and a great battery life

  • 3.0 out of 5
Date/Time stamp (Faisal Majeed — 11/09/2006)

The camera only shows date/time while reviewing pictures in the camera, once the images are being transferred to a PC, there you will see no Date/time stamp on the image.
I mean you will need to know at later stage as when did you took a perticular snap, but with this model you can't do it !

  • 5.0 out of 5
amazing............ (vivek gyawali — 10/03/2006)

this is really a amazing camera. when i first got this camera i was really impressed by the 3inch LCD.
also i never expected such a fine video quality from such a slim and compact camera. the video is far good than i expected.
the only problem is the red eye reduction. rest is fine.
i would definitely recommend this camera if u're looking for a camera that fits in ur pocket and u can carry it with u always, without compromising the quality.

  • 5.0 out of 5
t30 (zell — 09/16/2006)


  • 5.0 out of 5
Truly an Ultra! compact (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have been using this camera intensively for 3 weeks now. I really couldn't wish for a much better package. The 3 inch display is fantastic (better than my video ipod) and Sony's great build quality (with the exception of the battery enclosure) is evident as always.

Everything is fast in this model. Fast start-up to shot times make it a wizz when your looking for that special shot. The movie mode is great but I did seem to get some internal mechanical noise in the background at times.

The only thing that really bugged me is the spotting that occurs when using the flash! But this doesn't appear in every shot so the key is to take a few pics of everything when using the flash.

Other than that the pics are amazingly crisp

Good luck

  • 5.0 out of 5
Make picture-taking fun (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Great camera. I have owned many cameras before but this is my first digital camera and I have to admit that I don't know a lot about them. However, I can honestly say that this is the best camera I've ever had. First, the size is great. You can place it in your pocket and go. (I tended not to use my other cameras as much because of the bulkiness of carrying them around like a tourist.) Secondly, it is super easy to use as a point & shoot, yet it still gives you a full range of creative options as well. Third, the high ISO is great for indoor shots. I couldn't believe the quality. The movie mode is also a terrific feature. I've had so much fun with it. As a matter of fact, I was demonstrating this camera to some of my friends at a recent gathering and they were so impressed by it that three of them said they were going to get one of their own. I would highly recommend the Sony DSC T-30 to anyone looking for a fun, easy-to-use camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
takes good pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

it is very good .but give a detail working manual

  • 5.0 out of 5
its Beaut30ful!!!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)


  • 5.0 out of 5
excellent (anonymous — 07/18/2006)


  • 4.0 out of 5
Much better than before but still not perfect (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The Japanese cameras don't have English menus. What a silly company Sony is. Besides that, this camera is much better than my T1. The red eye problem has been fixed. The battery lasts a lot longer but the shops don't tell you. Silly shops :p

The strange thing is the button for anti-shake. Why wouldn't you leave the anti-shake on all the time? Did they really need that button? Because this camera is small you loose a lot of features like setting the aperture... etc

But that's life.

If you have about 90,000 yen for the body, memory and an extra battery. I would say this is a nice one to have in your pocket. By the way, Graph Gear is the best camera holder (small wetsuit material zip up pocket with carabena?? clip). It is much smaller than anything Sony makes.

Glen Charles Rowell