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It is 10.1 megapixel released in late September, 2008, and Sony's first digital camera capable of recording HD video.

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Pros

Includes 16:9 photo mode, optimized for widescreen displays

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Large 3.5" touch-screen LCD

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Excellent finish and build quality

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5X optical zoom vs. 4X found on T77 and T700

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Records stereo audio

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Records over 3 hours of 720p video on a 16 GB memory card

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Records HD video; 720p using MPEG4 AVC/H.264 @ 30 fps

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Available in red, black and silver

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You can view both video and photos in HD format on large HDTV

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Easy to shift back and forth between photo and movie.

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Cons

You must use the dock to connect to TV or computer; no direct connection from camera

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Lower res LCD than the T700; 230k vs. 921k...however, it's the same as the T77

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Battery gets drained fairly quickly when recording video

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Uses Sony Memory Stick only

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Pretty expensive ~ $400

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Crappy touchscreen interface

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Only includes 4 MB of internal memory

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Fairly large camera; not easily pocketable

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No camera case included

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No component video cable support. You can only connect to HDTV with HDMI or RCA composite cable

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No smile shutter feature found on T700

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Photo quality is hit or miss in average indoor light.

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No Bionz processor found on the T77 and T700

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No HDMI cable included

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-T500 is 10.1 megapixel released in late September, 2008, and Sony's first digital camera capable of recording HD video. It shares many of the hardware specifications as the previously released Sony Cybershot DSC-T700 (10.1 megapixels, 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD, optical image stabilization), drops the 4GB of internal memory, but adds MPEG4 AVC/H.264 video capable of capturing frames at 30 per second at an HD resolution of 720p. To view HD content, you can connect the camera to your HDTV via an HDMI cable (not included). The camera has an MSRP of $399.99.

Features
  • 10.1 megapixel
  • record HD video @ 720p; MPEG4 AVC/H.264 @ 30 fps
  • 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD
  • optical image stabilization
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5X optical zoom lens
  • Memory Stick Duo Media or Memory Stick PRO Duo Media format
  • stereo microphone records stereo audio
  • face detection
  • dimensions: 3 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 27/32"
  • weight: 5.5 oz (155 g)
  • view photos and video in HD using HDMI cable
  • MSRP: $399.99
  • Release date: September 2008
Storage Capacity

Assuming 16 GB Memory Stick, you will be able to record approximately:

  • 4001 photos taken at 10.1 megapixels
  • 3 hours 17 minutes of video recorded in 720p fine mode
What's included
  • Recharcheable batter pack
  • battery charger
  • A/V cable
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM; includes Picture Motion Browser
  • Camera dock (required for connectivity to PC/Mac or TV)
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