I have the Sony DSC-T7 and I am very pleased with it. I have always been a Sony fan though Canon and Nikon are very good too. However, all 3 digi cam's I have ever owned were Sonys. They are good looking and easy to use.
The T7 was quite an advancement for me over the P5 I used to have. You know those flat packs of gum they have out now, like Eclipse and Wrigley's? That's about the size and thickness of the T7. It's very easy to carry around your neck if needed and takes up no space in a pocket or purse. What I love most about it is the start time. My P5 took nearly 4 seconds to turn on and I usually missed whatever i was planning on shooting but the T7 is ready in under a second which makes snapping a picture a lot easier. It only has a 3x zoom and my P5 had a 6x zoom, but I only really needed the 6x because it took so long to turn on and what I wanted to snap had usually moved so far away. Also, once you zoomed in so far, it was hard to get a clear picture without a tripod or steady surface to put the camera on. So far the 3x zoom on the T7 has been enough for me and the pictures turn out wonderfully.
There are a lot of automatic settings available and they seem to work just fine, and the flash is very powerful compared to the P5 which I had for several years.
The battery charger that comes with the T7 is very cool, it's a flat black unit that plugs into the wall and the prongs fold in and out a la apple products for easy transportation. I didn't like that you have to take the battery out to charge it everytime, though that can be useful to charge a spare battery when you have a full one in the camera and isn't a problem when you have the time. I liked that the P5 had a regular ac adapter so in the few rare times I ran out of charge at home I could plug it in and still use it. I don't see an ac input on the camera though they do sell adapters on their site for the T7, so I guess it plugs into the usb port or something. The battery time is pretty good, not impressive but decent, I do recommend a spare if you sightsee a lot or such where you will be turning the camera on and off a lot or using the flash a lot. Otherwise, for an regular day out, or in attendance to a party or wedding, one charge should be just fine, from my own experience.
Another great thing about the T7 is the "wow" factor, if you are into that kind of thing. I got mine when it first came out, right before a car meet I was attending, and we were taking pictures. I whipped my T7 out and people were asking me if it was an mp3 player or pda! Once they saw it was a camera, I got a lot of questions about it and people kept fondling it and wanting to use it.
Here are some pictures and a video I took that day, so you can see how they turn out. I did take them in the largest format, 5 megapixels, but had to resize them smaller to upload them to the server dues to space complications.
This last one was taken by my brother from a moving car, on the highway:
I can only give one opinion, I hope it helps. Good luck!
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