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Sony Cybershot DSC T300 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Sony is an exception as for memory use on a digital camera. This applies to the compact camera. The Sony DSLR cameras use a CompactFlash memory card, a standard card that is also part of the Sony assortment. The Cybershot cameras all feature a card slot supporting Sony's Memory Stick memory cards. The last few years this has become the Memory Stick Duo available in various storage capacities and speeds. In the years before, the Memory Stick (twice as long as the Duo format) was Sony's standard. This seems to become the odd one out, although the market share seems quite stable. Memory Stick is not only supported by digital cameras, also Sony's camcorders and mobile phones and various other Sony products support this format.
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Sony Memory Stick Duo
The Sony Memory Stick Duo is available in many speeds and storage capacities. The Sony Cybershot T300 officially supports a capacity up to 8GB and if the new 16GB can be used, still remains to be seen. In any case, the high capacity of 8GB will suffice greatly. A picture in the highest resolution (10 megapixels) has a size of approximately 4MB. If we take 5 films of 36 (you still remember them?) we would need 1GB of storage capacity for some 200 pictures. From experience we know that a bit of extra capacity for video and other recordings does not hurt. 2 to 4GB is our advice so you don't reach the limits of storage capacity that easily.

Considering 2GB storage capacity:
10 Megapixels - JPEG - 496 pictures
8 Megapixels - JPEG - 3:2 - 500 pictures
7 Megapixels - JPEG - 16:9 - 526 pictures
5 Megapixels - JPEG - 156 pictures
3 Megapixels - JPEG - 2497 pictures
2 Megapixels - JPEG - 16:9 - 2018 pictures
VGA resolution - JPEG - 12102 pictures

Video 640x480 pixels - Fine - 25 min 10 sec
Video 640x480 pixels - Standard - 1 hour 30 min 50 sec
Video 320x240 pixels - Standard - 6 hour 3 min 10 sec

USB 2.0 Hi Speed connection
The Memory Stick Duo memory cards are available in various speeds. The advantage of a faster memory card is rapid data transfer providing the computer and the device reading the card are equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection. Or you can choose to purchase a card reader. This handy device needs to be connected to the USB port and is capable of reading a card and writing to it rapidly. The computer will recognize the device as an external hard drive. Additionally you will also save energy.
NP-BD1 3.6V 2.4 Wh Lithium Ion battery
The Sony Cybershot DSC-T300 uses an NP-BD1 3.6V 2.4 Wh Lithium Ion battery for its energy. The hunch we had as for energy consumption seems right according to CIPA standard. The large monitor requires more energy, which should be obvious. A life-span of approximately 130 minutes, or around 250 pictures seems a bit meagre. Most certainly when we take into account that CIPA measurements are usually done under the most ideal circumstances, which are not always similar to taking pictures in practice. Our experiences with the battery are less fortunate than we expected and we have to recharge the battery after taking approximately 200 pictures. If you expect to take more than these 200 pictures on one day, and if you're not able to recharge the battery on time, it would be wise to purchase a second battery.

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