Play, Edit, and Print Functions
3.5" LCD Touch-Screen: The
DSC-T700 has a 3.5" color LCD
touch-screen with 921,000 pixels (1920 x 480). The LCD touch-screen allows you
to view an image before taking a picture, replay images that have been stored in memory,
navigate menus, and specify focus points. For best
viewing, you can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor when using the camera outdoors.
The LCD monitor offers 3 display setups.
- Normal: The operation buttons and icons are displayed along with
- Simple: Only the operation buttons are displayed along with
- Image Only: The operation buttons and icons are not displayed; only the
image is displayed.
Note: This camera is not equipped with a separate viewfinder.
4 GB Internal Memory: This
camera has 4 GB of internal memory. Even when there is no Memory Stick inserted
in the camera, you can record images and video using the internal memory. This memory is
Memory Stick Compatibility:
This camera is compatible with the
following recording media:
Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. All
compatible Memory Stick Duos can be used to record still pictures and moving
images with audio. Although this unit is compatible with MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo media, it cannot be used to record or play back
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG
format. Moving images with audio (monaural) are recorded in MPEG1.
10.1 Megapixel Image Sensor: A powerful 10.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super
HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture detailed images with superb contrast and
clarity down to the finest detail. With 10.1 megapixels, you can create
stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3 size, or crop your images and still come
away with high resolution shots.
DRO Plus: Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed
processing engine, Dynamic Range Optimization (DRO) preserves image data in
bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas, for great
results even in difficult lighting conditions. By using DRO, the digital camera
analyzes the shooting scenes and automatically corrects the brightness and
contrast to improve the image quality. The DRO Plus mode enhances optimization,
analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.
Image Size: When
recording digital still images, the DSC-T700
allows you to choose from six image sizes. When recording moving images with
sound, you can
choose from three different image sizes and frame rates. The options include:
|Still Image Size
3648 x 2736
Up to A3/11"x17" print
3264 x 2176
Match 3:2 print
3648 x 2432
Display on 16:9 HDTV
2592 x 1944
Up to A4/8.5"x11" print
2048 x 1536
Up to 5"x7" or 4"x6" print
1920 x 1080
Display on 16:9 HDTV
640 x 480
Moving Image Size
640 x 480 Fine (using Memory Stick PRO Duo only)
Approx 30 fps
Display on TV (high quality)
640 x 480 Std
Approx 17 fps
Display on TV (standard)
320 x 240
Approx 8 fps
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x Optical Zoom Lens: The Vario-Tessar lens is specially produced for very compact cameras. This
specialized design allows quick auto-focus, appealing zoom range while still
maintaining a compact design. The lens has a 4x optical zoom and a focal length
of 6.18mm to 24.7mm, equivalent to 35mm to 140mm in 35mm photography. It
has a maximum aperture range of F3.5(W) to F4.6(T).
Precision/Smart Digital Zoom: The camera has a
Precision Digital Zoom of 2x. Combined with the 4x optical zoom, the maximum
total zoom is 8x. The Smart Zoom intelligently uses the full CCD to let you zoom
into the portion of interest by cropping the image size, thus avoiding the image
degradation found in most digital zooms. The maximum zoom scale depends upon the
Double Anti-Blur Solution: With
Super SteadyShot and high sensitivity (ISO 3200), the DSC-T700 compensates for
shaky hands, minimizes blur, brightens images, and allows flash-free shooting to
preserve the mood. The Clear RAW Noise Reduction reduces the picture noise that
can ruin low-light shots.
Function Guide: An
on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera
functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The
function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
You can select whether the camera captures one image or multiple images at a
time. The Shooting Modes include:
- Normal: shoots only one
frame when the shutter button is pressed
- Burst: shoots up to 100 images in succession when you press and
hold down the shutter button; recording interval is as fast as 0.62 seconds (varies depending upon the
image size setting)
- Exposure Bracket: records
a series of three images with the exposure values automatically shifted, one
photo is taken under exposed, one is taken over exposed, and the third is
taken at the set exposure, select a bracket shift of +/-0.3EV,
+/-0.7EV, or +/-1.0EV
- Self-Timer: you can set the Self-Timer mode to a
10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the picture
Auto Focus Mode: You can choose from
the following AF modes:
- Multi-Point AF:
focuses on 9 points throughout the frame, useful when your subject is not
- Center AF: focuses on the center of
useful for shooting stationary subjects
- Spot AF: focuses on the area of the
frame you specify, allows for small subject or narrow focus area
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto focus) Illuminator briefly provides
fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The AF
Illuminator is most useful within approximately 8' of the subject.
Focus Presets: In addition to auto focus, you can pre-set the
focal distance at one of the fixed focus settings; 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, or infinity.
AE/AF Lock: If you have difficulty focusing on an off-center
subject, you can set and lock the focus and exposure on the subject by pressing
the shutter button halfway with the subject in the AF rangefinder, then
recompose the shot and press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
For close-ups of small objects such as flowers and insects, this camera has
macro focus capability and a close focus function. With the zoom set all the way to wide, the camera can
focus on objects as close as 3-1/4" from the lens in Macro mode and as
close as 13/32" in the Close Focus mode. With the zoom set all the way to
telephoto, the camera can focus on objects down to 7-7/8" from the lens
Face Detection: When activated, the Face Detection function
detects the faces of up to eight subjects and adjusts the focus, strobe,
exposure, white balance, and pre-strobe for red-eye reduction. Face Detection
helps make skin tones look more natural and eliminates harsh facial glare. The
camera features four different modes of Face Detection.
- Auto: selects the face the camera is to automatically
- Touched: detects the face when an area with a face is touch on
the LCD monitor
- Child Priority: detects and shoots with priority on
- Adult Priority: detects and shoots with priority on
Smile Shutter: The Smile Shutter technology automatically detects and
captures smiling faces. Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it
happens. Simply choose the Smiley Face icon on the LCD monitor and the camera
does the rest. You can also select subject priority (Adult or Child Priority or
touch subject on screen) and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity
to high (small smile), medium (laugh) or low (grin).
Anti-Blink: The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and
squinting. When the camera is set to Portrait Mode, the Anti-blink function
captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is
detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the
Exposure Modes: The camera features the following exposure modes:
- Easy Shooting Mode: Allows you to shoot still images
using the minimum necessary functions with easy-to-see indicators.
- Auto Adjustment: The camera automatically adjusts the
focus, exposure and white balance.
- Program Auto:
exposure adjusted automatically, manual adjustment of white balance, color
mode, and flash level available
- Scene Selection Modes: choose from the following Scene Selection modes:
- High Sensitivity: shoot without flash in low light, reducing blur
- Soft Snap:
capture subject with a softened background
- Twilight Portrait: shooting
people with a dark background
- Twilight: used for shooting a
distant subject at night
focuses only on a distant subject, such as a
- Hi-Speed Shutter: shoot moving subjects outdoors or in other bright
- Beach: for shooting at seaside or
use with a white background
record fireworks against a night sky
- Gourmet: shifts to Macro mode, allowing you to shoot food
- Underwater: allows you to shoot underwater in natural colors
when used with an optional housing (sold separately)
- Movie: allows you to record movies with audio
Scene Recognition: Intelligent Scene
Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes
and selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait,
Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a Tripod, Portrait, Landscape and
Macro. iSCN has 2 modes: Advanced and Auto. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a
single shot using the optimal settings. In Advance Mode, the camera takes a
picture with the current settings and only if necessary takes a second picture
with optimized setting.
Exposure Compensation: Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +2.0EV to
-2.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
High Sensitivity Mode:
For better shots in low light, or when you can't use flash, you can set the
camera to the high sensitivity mode of ISO 3200.
The ISO speed can be also be set to Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600. When shooting under dark
conditions or shooting a fast-moving subject, you should use a high number
setting. When recording high-quality images, use a low number setting.
You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
The flash can be set to Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, or Off.
In Auto mode, the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings are dark.
When the flash is set to Forced Flash, it strobes with every shot. In Slow Synchro, the flash is used regardless of the amount of ambient light, but the
shutter speed is slower under dark conditions, allowing you to clearly shoot a
background that is out of the flash-lit area. In addition, this camera has a
"red-eye reduction" setting, which causes the flash to pre-strobe before
shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. The red-eye feature also has an
automatic setting, engaging when the camera detects a face in the frame.
Flash Range: The recommended distance using the flash is 3-1/4" to 14'
1-3/8" with the zoom set
to wide, and 1' 7-7-3/4" to 11' 1-7/8" with the zoom set to telephoto.
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting
conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can
select the flash white balance mode. In addition to Auto and Flash, the white
balance can be set to Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (white fluorescent),
Fluorescent 2 (natural white fluorescent), Fluorescent 3 (day white
fluorescent), Daylight, Cloudy, One Push (adjust white balance depending on the
light source) or One Push Set ( memorizes the basic white color which will be
used). The unit also feature Underwater White Balance when using the camera with
an optional underwater housing (sold separately). You can choose from Underwater
Auto, Underwater 1 (Blue), Under Water 2 (Green) or Underwater Flash.
Picture Effects: When desired, you can select one of the following
normal color tones
bright and deep color
- Sepia: sepia-toned like an old photograph
- B & W: in
black and white
Date and Time:
Each time you take a picture, the camera records the date and time. The date and
time are not superimposed on the picture, instead saved in a data file along
with the image.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The
graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side and a dark
image when skewed to the left side.
Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Still and moving images can be played back on the camera's color LCD screen, or
the images may be transferred to a computer, where they can be displayed or
manipulated with the use of compatible software. In addition, the images can be
played back on a television (NTSC or PAL), if the television
has an RCA composite video input.
High Definition Playback: You can view an image recorded on
the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with the
optional HD Component Output Adapter Cable (sold separately).
Note: Images shot in VGA image size cannot be played
back in HD format.
Auto Orientation: When the camera is rotate to shoot a
portrait (vertical) image, the camera records it position change and displays
the image in the portrait position.
Auto Review: This feature displays the recorded image on the
screen for approximately two seconds immediately after shooting a still image.
Playback Filter: You can filter the images played back on
the camera by selecting one of the following playback filter modes - All people,
Children, Infants, Smiles or Off.
Multiple View Mode: This
feature of the camera allows you to select the display format when viewing
multiple images on the camera's LCD monitor.
- Index View: The index feature lets you to display a total of 12
or 20 images at once.
- Date View: The date list feature can display up to 31 images at
once, allowing you to easily find the image you want by the date it was
- Event View: Event View will automatically separate images by date
and frequency and displays the images in groups.
- Favorites View: Displays images registered as your favorites.
- Folder View: Images are displayed, organized by folders.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects
(Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, Active, Face1:Basic, Face2:Nostalgic, or
Face3:Stylish). Each effect has a preset music soundtrack, or you can choose
from the 8 selections. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted,
allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds or automatic to suit the selected
effect. You can select Folder play (all images in the selected folder), All play
(all images on the Memory Stick Duo) Date (all images from selected date), or
Favorites (select Favorite images 1-6). You can then filter images you want
played; you can select from All People, Children, Infants or Smiles. When repeat
is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Scrapbook: The camera automatically presents images against a
background like a homemade photo album. You can also save images against
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to five times
the size of the original image. You can also record the enlarged item as a new
file (Trimming). To select the area to be enlarged, you can move the enlargement
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees
in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Wide Zoom Playback: In single-image mode, still images recorded in a
4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio are played at a 16:90 aspect ratio. In this case the top
and bottom of the image will be slightly cropped.
Playback Lock: You can set a 4-digit password to prevent the
playback of images in the internal memory of the camera.
Music Transfer: You can change the music
files that are preset at the factory with your own music, using the Music
Transfer program in the supplied CD-ROM.
You can modify and apply special effects to still images, keeping the
original file intact
- Soft Focus:
blur the surroundings to emphasize the subject
- Unsharp Masking: sharpens the image within a chosen
- Partial Color:
surround subject with black and white
- Fisheye Lens:
apply fisheye effect around a chosen point
- Cross Filter:
add a starburst effect to light sources
enlarge and crop the image
- Red-eye Correction:
corrects red-eye caused by flash
- Radial Blur:
blurs area around a focal point to express movement
softens the image by blurring the focus and lowering the surrounding
light; appears to have been taken by an old camera
paint characters or graphics on a still image
Resizing Images: You can change the aspect ratio and size of
the shooting images, then record them as the new files. You can convert images
to the 16:9 aspect ratio for high definition viewing and to the VGA size for
blog or e-mail attachments.
Images: You can delete a selected
image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid
accidentally deleting an image, it can be protected.
You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The
DSC-T700 conforms to "Exif Print," a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings
(such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are
recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif
Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs,
exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent
communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or
mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
Battery Information: The DSC-T700 comes with the NP-BD1 lithium-ion
rechargeable battery and BC-CSD battery charger. This battery takes approximately
3 hours 40 minutes to fully charge. It can reach a "practical charge" in
approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.
Battery Performance: Under normal operating conditions the
battery has the following capacity:
||Number of Images
Record Still Images
Playback Still Images
If you do not operate the camera for approximately 3 minutes, it will turn off
automatically to conserve battery power.
Optional Cyber-shot Station: Using the optional Cyber-shot Station
(CSS-HD2, sold separately), enables faster charging than the supplied battery
charger, easy connect to a TV, and lets you enjoy even HD picture quality. In
order to mount the camera on the optional Cyber-shot station (CSS-HD2), the
supplied station plate must be attached to the camera.
Built-In Software: The camera has a built-in application "PMB
Portable" which lets you easily upload stored images on the camera's built-in
memory or inserted memory stick to a blog or media service. You can also filter
images you want to upload by registering them in the camera as Sharemark images.
In addition you can upload images from a computer connected to the Internet even
when you are away from home or the office.
CD-ROM Software: The DSC-T700 comes
with a CD-ROM containing the following:
- Picture Motion Browser
(Ver.3.2.04): compatible with Windows operating systems only
- View images saved on your
- View photos organized by date
- Edit images
- Display the shooting
locations of still images on maps online (Internet connection required)
- Create a new data disc (CD
burner drive or DVD burner drive required)
- Print or save still images
with the date
- Music Transfer: compatible with Windows and
Macintosh operating systems
- Change the music files on the camera and replace them with your own
selections; upload MP3s from your computer or music from CDs
- Cyber-shot Handbook: a
detailed instruction booklet (PDF)
- Product Registration: register your camera online
- Step-Up Guide: explains how to use the camera with
System Requirements: You can
copy images from the DSC-T700 to a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer. The supplied Picture Motion Browser software can only be used on a Windows PC; it cannot be used on a Macintosh. The supplied Music Transfer software can be used on both a Windows PC and a Macintosh.
The minimum requirements are:
- OS: Microsoft
Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), XP (SP3), or Vista SP1
- Interface: USB jack
- CPU: Pentium III 500 MHz or faster
(Pentium III 800 MHz of faster recommended)
- Memory: 256 MB or more
(512 MB or more is recommended)
- Hard Disk: 400 MB or more (required for
- Display: 1024 x 768 dots or more colors; High Color (16-bit color) or
- OS: OS 9.1,
9.2, Mac OS X v10.1 to v10.5 (OS X v10.3 or v10.5 for Music Transfer)
- Interface: USB jack
iMac, eMac, PowerBook, Power Mac G3/G4/G5, Mac mini
- Memory: 64 MB or more
(128 MB or more is recommended)
- Hard Disk: 250 MB or more (required for
Approximate Still Image Recording
Capacity: Units = images
||Memory Stick Duo Capacity
(3648 x 2736)
(3648 x 2432)
(3648 x 2056)
(2592 x 1944)
(2048 x 1536)
(1920 x 1080)
(640 x 480)
Approximate Movie Recording
Capacity: Units = hour : minute : second
||Memory Stick Duo Capacity (total)
|Approx. 4 GB
|640 x 480
|640 x 480
|320 x 240
Note: continuous movie recording time is
approximately 10 minutes.