Cyber-shot T500 review

Sony comes with yet another model in cameras. This time it is Cyber-shot T500. The important and attractive feature of this camera is its high definition video recording. The Cyber-shot T500 is a 10 Mega pixel one and has got dual photo and still image capture facility while video recording. Also it has got optical zooming feature up to 5x. The movie clips has got a frame rate of 30 fps. It has also got a 3.5” touch panel. Other main features include optical image stabilization and face detection.

Cyber-shot T500 Features

The 10 Mega pixel Cyber-shot T500 has got 5x optical zoom. The lens used in the camera is Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar. This camera has also got facilities like optical steady shot image stabilisation. It has got high sensitivity which helps to combat blur. It also facilitates flash free shooting for photos which are exposed naturally. The Cyber-shot T500 has also got the flash feature, which can be suitably turned on or off depending on the availability of light. Self timer feature is also available from 2 seconds to 10 seconds.

Navigation and Viewing

The Cyber-shot T500 is also integrated with a touch panel LCD screen for navigation and is transflective in nature. This LCD screen is used for framing, navigation and for viewing purpose. The aspect ratio of the LCD monitor is 16:9.

Movie Recording

The important feature of Cyber-shot T500 is high definition movie recording. This camera has got full screen 720 p movie recording at 30 frames per second. There are three modes provided by the company for video recording. They are fine, standard and VGA mode. The resolution provided by this camera is about 3 times higher than the standard definition movies. Also one can capture image while doing movie recording. The recording process won’t be interrupted while capturing the image.


Memory Stick media card is used to store all the photos and the videos. The Memory Stick is available with different storage capacities and the price of the stick increases with increase in storage space. The codec utilised by the camera include MPEG4 AVC and H.264. High quality videos can be obtained with the help of these formats. Also this format makes it easy to share the videos.

Connectivity and sharing

The Cyber-shot T500 can be connected to your computer via the data cable and the recorded videos and images can be transferred to the computer with the help of the software provided with the camera. Also there is a provision to connect the camera to a HD television with the help of a HDMI cable. The cable has to be purchased separately. The software provided can also help you in editing the photos and videos to some extent.

Price and Looks

The Cyber-shot T500 has got a price of about $400. It is sleek and compact and has got a brushed metal finish. It is available in three colors: pin, black and silver. The necessary software required for the camera is also included in the pack. It has got a dimension of 97 x 59 x 22 mm. It utilises NF-FD1 Li-ion battery. The charger will be included in the pack.

Pros and cons of Cyber-shot T500

  • Cyber-shot T500 has got powerful video functionality with their high definition video capture feature, which capture at 30 frames per second.
  • They have also provided the facility to capture still images while video recording is going on. Capturing the image won’t interrupt the video recording process.
  • It has got a sleek and compact design, so easy to carry.
  • But it can record videos only up to 10 minutes continuously.
  • The maximum number of photos that can be captured during a single continuous recording is only 3.