Pros Menus work well, nice layout, front slide is excellent
Cons : Photos are very poor quality shooting with flash or indoors.
Summary Made in CHINA
Do not expect to used for a long time.
My broke after 36 days .
Then the next step WARANTYYYY:
1- shipped to TX with my $
2- fixed with refurbish parts
DO NOT RECOMMENDED.
Pros Menus work well, nice layout, front slide is excelent, love the interface.
Cons Photos are very poor quality shooting with flash or indoors. 5MB photo taken on high resolution looks no better than a 300k compressed photo. A bit slow to fire, panarama doesn't wok reliably.
Summary I love the interface and mechanical design, this camera makes it very easy to access the most used features (except the ISO adjustment completely disapeared from menus, manual says it should be on top menu layer but it is nowhere to be found). The photo quality is just not acceptable, 5MB photos taken with this camera look to me no better than a 300k compressed photo. (I bought this T99 because the old T90 took great pics and ok movies, but T99 does not have even close to the same photo quality).I learned today the camera must be in Program Mode to access ISO settting. Unfortunately high ISO was not the cause of grainy pics.
The outside of the camera has a sharp edge all the way around the front, which doesn't give the feeling of quality, but this is not a show stopper.
I have large fingers and founnd the touch screen to work very nicely.
The cameral is going back to the store because it takes lousy photos. Unfortunately I'm going to be stuck paying a 30 dollar restocking fee.
Updated on Feb 8, 2011
Updated on Feb 20, 2011I brought the T99 back, store staff very surprised at complaint of poor quality on a Sony. One associate looked at my pics on a PC in the store and agreed that the quality was poor. They convinced me to try another T99 in case the first was defective, so I took another one home but got same results. After researching reviews, I decided to spend $100 more and get the Sony DSC-TX9. OMG the X9 is an awesome camera! No one can believe the great quality, and the features are even better layed out than the T99. So if picture quality is important, beg, borrow (but don't ever steal!) to get the DSC-TX9!
Pros The good will
Cons The ignorance and the lack of respect for not professional people using their obsolete slang, unable to change, evolve.
Summary Let's start by the dimensions and weight: only u.s.a. and Liberia still uses this units. I'm not a racist, you can be also a creationist but I'd like a bit of more respect for the rest of us who is 3 centuries ahead and have ALSO metric units.
The sensor size then is COMIC: 1/X.xx (beside the unit) is already funny, say CRAZY, but then DIAGONAL? is discouraging!!
The lens? are in mm!!!! I should be grateful, but what about the u.s.a/Liberian people? Does they know what mm are? I hope yes, some of them, at least, but IF YOU STARTED WITH A LANGUAGE, then? be so good to end with it putting coherently in brackets the equivalent premodern units value, as (and we all appreciate it) the '35 mm equivalent length' (but also the REAL length would be appreciated.
Macro: whatever 'inches' and 'feet' means, if you stat with one of them, end with the same, not "0.4 inch (Wide); 1.6 feet (Tele)", forcing people to pull out a calculator to have an idea about the ratio.
Is a matter of mentality: this is a camera for the folk, not for pro who are using a slang and knows by mind all others previous competitors values!
All this said with the desire to make more readable and useful a review that under many other aspects is really enjoyable and deserves to be read without scaring or repulsing normal people with a normal culture at worldwide standards as back ground, or the cameras and their reviews will not reach the large audience which only can FORCE producers to build better cameras and not bet on our (partial) ignorance of what we're buying looking only at brands, look, price and 'advices of (paid??) gurus.
In other words, let's have the advantages of the democracy and not the disadvantages of the religions!