Sony offers in several Asian countries the Sony DSC-T33 5MP Digital Camera, a more stylish shaped version of the recently introduced
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T3.
Similar to the Sony DSC-T11, that was introduced a bit after the Sony DSC-T1, the DSC-T33 is technically the same as the DSC-T3, but has a different styling. I reviewed the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T11 back when it came out in Japan in May of 2004. The Sony DSC-T33 apparently comes in silver, white, blue and brown color. The shape of the DSC-T33 features rounder corners and overall looks more dynamic then the DSC-T3. The T11 had a big chrome piece on the side which made it bigger than the T1, which I thought was not that great. The DSC-T33 looks very cool on the photos I found. It seems the DSC-T33 is available in Korea, Thailand and Taiwan and Hong Kong. Funny enough I did not find it available in Japan. A shop in Thailand sells the DSC-T33 for around $500. On Sony's Hong Kong site is a official press-release announcing the Sony DSC-T33 early December.
I am really confused by Sony's DSC-T3 and DSC-T33 sales strategy. As reported Sony stopped the official DSC-T3 release in the USA ( some stores are selling the T3 in the US) shortly before Christmas. The fashionable Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T33 is only available in selected Asian countries, but apparently not in Japan. If it would be available in Japan, we would have heard about it earlier. So now not even Japan has all the new gadgets. I again state that a global sales strategy would be the way to go these days. Early adopters everywhere will eventually know about the availability of this special releases or versions and get frustrated to have to pay premium to get them imported from Asia. I again applaud JVC to release their ground breaking HDD digital Camcorder Everio globally - that is how it should be done.
Sony Cyber-shot T series Reviews:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Review
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T11 Review
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T3 Review
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