Hi... I am currently looking for a new digicamera from Sony.
upgrading from my present DCS T33 as the 2.5" LCD a little too small for me (now), flash not too powerful for night shots.
Heard about the latest T2, tried meddling with the T200 at Sony Gallery...
I love the large LCD 3.5" screen from the T200, but been almost "buttonless", and having read from the forum about the pros n esp the cons of a near 100% touch screen camera, makes me think twice about the T200. (blurred screen from using/ handling, must wipe the LCD very often etc)
Basically, I will be using the camera mostly for fishing trips.
I can't affrod to use / bring anything too complex or bulky on such trips, and I am not intending to take super crystal clear pics to be blown up to poster size (clear will do for normal photo developing), thats why am considering the above few choices.
I had a friend who's using the T20... thinks it has a 3" LCD screen with some buttons.
performs to his expectations all the time for our fishing trips.
but being an "obsolete" model now, thats why I need help in these following few choices (though for now, I am more in favour of the T200 but open to all comments/advice)
T2 (2.7" LCD) 3X optical zoom, face detection
T200 (3.5" LCD) 5X optical zoom, face detection
T100 (??? LCD) zoom?? face detection?? maybe something in between the above 2 models?
My main concerns :
1.a larger possible LCD screen for easier screening of photos taken on the spot for its clarity (if minor details seemed blur, at least can re-take on the spot again)
2.relatively easy to operate (even in it Auto mode)
3.relatively powerful flash for night shots (in very dark environment) on auto mode/SL (not using night mode etc, will be using the Auto mode most of the time for simplicity)
4.clear, detailed macro shots
5.sports pack if available (not into diving so wont be needing the aqua pack)
lastly, whats the best/lowest prices (packages) for the T200? T2? T100?
And from where/which shop? Pls advise.
Had read somewhere here that the T200 costs $575 (but didnt state from where), where Sony Gallery's current sales promo till month end is $649 for the T200 & $599 for the T2.
(think maybe the T100 has become 'obsolete' too, cant seem to find it under Sony webpage products)