Impeccable timing from Sony Ericsson saw
the company launch its update on the
galactically popular T610 this month. And
it just so happens to sport Australia’s first two
The initial upgrade, the bulky K700i, set
few hearts a-flutter but the K750i is similar in
size and feel to the original. It also discreetly
crams in a wealth of extra features. The screen is
much brighter and faster to update. The colours
are better. There’s a 3D processor and some
excellent new games. More importantly there’s
a MemoryStick Duo slot to house all your
multimedia files – essential considering that the
1632 x 1224 photos take up around 500KB each.
A ‘flash’ LED light (which glows brighter when
the shot is taken), did an excellent job when taking
photos in a dark room. Range might be limited
to less than a couple of metres but exposure
was correct. Using night mode helped further,
though pictures were noticeably grainier.
However, anything less than a very steady hand
will lead to blur.
Well-lit and outside shots were very good,
occasionally being impossible to distinguish from
a dedicated camera. Grain on 6 x 4 inch prints is
negligible and 10 x 8 inch prints were perfectly
acceptable at arms length.
One the most notable of features is the
Panorama mode, which works a treat. Taking three
shots and automatically stitching them together
makes for excellent vistas, though lining up with
the previous image can be tricky in bright light.
At two-megapixels, autofocusing becomes a
necessity and it’s accessed by an initial half press of
the shutter. With such a small screen though, it’s
difficult to check that focus locked on correctly,
and we still recommend taking several shots of
important subjects lest you discover serious blur
We were also impressed at how simple it was
to share the pictures from device to device via
BlueTooth – Sony’s ‘QuickShare’ implementation
of this technology is unsurpassed.
All in all, if you liked the size and feel of the
T610 it’s definitely time to upgrade. If you’re tired
of carrying around a separate camera lest you
miss capturing that all-important moment, you
need worry no longer. The K750i is a more than
acceptable camera, and a whole lot more to boot.
This Review appeared in the October, 2005 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine