I must, must, must find a smaller cable than the monstrosity that Sony is shipping with all its cameras lately. Some MBA-type decided it would be easier to ship one cable that connects to both TVs and computers than a purpose-built cable for each … or, better, yet, just ONE cable for computers, which is what 99% of people need.
So, now I have a cable that is bigger than my camera, and a significant obstacle to its useful portability on multi-day trips.
I’ve been looking at compact cameras for a long, long time, and had my eye on the T-200. It’s tiny, but it also has a 3.5″ screen, 5X optical zoom, and mechanical image stabilization.
Besides that, it just look amazing … and frankly, the aesthetics are critically important to me as well as the photo quality and mechanical specs.
Sony is just about to launch the T-300, but in my mind the 300 doesn’t add anything spectacular, and in fact I prefer the 8 megapixels of the T-200 to the T-300’s 12 megapixels. The sensor size isn’t changing, so I think the T-300’s pictures will just be noisier as the light gets split up more and more, or software as the software valiantly fights to compensate.
It’s being delivered Monday … I’m looking forward to opening it up and having a camera that’s slim enough to take with me wherever I go …