Sony T900 overview
Sony T900 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera first released on February of 2009. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The T900 ranks at #72 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #1000 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
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Sony T900 history
The Sony T900 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete range below.
Sony T900 Gallery
You can check the T900 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony T900 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Sony T900 based on factors that are often viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Sony T900 Sensor specifications
The measurement of the sensor on the Sony T900 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and includes a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the T900's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The T900 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony T900 dimensions
Sony T900 has a weight of 0.32 pounds (143 grams / 5.04 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 98mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.6"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Sony T900 is heavier when compared to various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Below is a visual of the Sony T900 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the T900.
Sony T900 Lens specifications
The T900 features a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 35-140mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which might not be outstanding however it will surely be useful in some situations.
At the widest 35mm, it offers an aperture of f3.5 and that is pretty slow and not great in low light situations and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will also have to up the ISO setting leading to noisy photos. With the tele end, 140mm comes to f10.0 making it fairly sluggish and you may need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Sony T900 Connectivity
The T900 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer files and at times change settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Sony T900 Video specifications
The maximum video resolution on the Sony T900 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should target a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket which means that you have little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to find an alternative camera in case you need better sound in your videos.
Sony T900 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Sony T900 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Sony T900 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony T900 features a 3.5 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you can easily switch focus point and change settings by using your fingertips.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs regarding Sony T900 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful during bright outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Sony T900 Shutter specifications
Sony T900 continuous shooting speed is 2.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1000s.
Sony T900 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony T900 includes only in-built flash with missing external flash ability.
Sony T900 Autofocusing specifications
Sony T900 includes just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It features 9 focus points to choose from. Sony T900 has manual focusing when needed during low light situations or you want more precise control on focusing.
Sony T900 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest possible (320) battery life within this group of cameras.
Following is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Sony T900 for varying forms of photography
The following illustration provides a overview of the Sony T900 for varying forms of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Sony T900
The Sony T900 has a score of 28 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support & capability to utilize external flash.
Sony T900 Street photography factors
With a decent score of 57, the Sony T900 is fairly suited to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sony T900 Sports photography details
A subpar sports photography score of 25 means the Sony T900 is not really suitable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony T900
Portability is pretty critical in picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony T900 gets a modest 52 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly appropriate to buy for your trips.
Sony T900 Landscape photography details
For anybody looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony T900 at it's subpar rating of 37 for a landscape camera is not really suitable compared to its competitors.
Vlogging with Sony T900
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Sony T900 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar rating of 28.
Sony T900 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the T900, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Ultracompact.
The chart underneath provides you a bird's eye view of the T900 vs it's top rated rivals mentioned above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may see as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.