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Sony Cybershot DSC-U60
Features:
  1. Waterproof
  2. Flash
  3. Point and Shoot
  4. Autofocus
  5. 4 exposure modes
  6. Compact Size
  7. 6 ounces
Sony DSC-U60
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Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 9.1
Photo Quality out of 10: 8.5
Ease of use out of 10: 9
Cool Factor out of 10: 10
Weight and Size of 10: 9

Have you ever thought "Wow, you know, I would like to carry a digital camera with me on all my rides but, I am afraid that sweat, rain and other moisture will destroy the camera. Plus, digital cameras can be so bulky and awkward to carry."?

Well, SONY has got a pretty neat solution. The DSC-U60 is a 2.0 megapixel, waterproof, compact digital wonder. It's a very simple, easy to use camera, with a built in flash, and multiple exposure modes. It can be used as a normal camera or completely submersed in water. I have had the chance to take this puppy out for rides through blizzards, pouring rain, and even icy rain and it has worked without complaint and taken some very nice shots that I otherwise would not have been able to capture. This camera's waterproof shell makes it a must-have for any active outdoors adventurer.

Simplicity:
This camera's simplicity is both a pro and a con. The cons are that it lacks any kind of zoom or fine tunable shutter controls. The pros are that it is so simple it is guaranteed to be reliable. It only takes 1 second to fire it up, which means you'll be ready to shoot a picture instantaneously. I have seen other people missing tons of great shots waiting for their camera to power up, while I am busy shooting away. In lieu of an adjustable shutter it's got a few factory preset shutter speeds for a mix of lighting conditions. Of the available presets there are soft portrait, night-time, daylight, sport, and scenery type modes. All of which have been able to bring in decent results for their respective needs.

The set-up:
The camera comes with rechargeable AAA batteries, a charger, a wrist strap and an 8Mb memory stick. The batteries are good, long life batteries that'll power the camera for a ton of shots before needing a recharge, unless you use the flash, the flash hogs juice. The charger is a very nice touch; it works for AAA and AA batteries so it will charge your walk-man batteries too. I have never used the wrist strap but it looks durable. The only bad thing about the gear is the memory stick. You'll burn through 8Mb in a mere 15-16 shots at the highest resolution. Which means you better get yourself a memory stick with a bit higher capacity if you plan on doing any real photography!

Wrap up:
What it all boils down to is that a beginner photographer can take nice photos with the DSC-U60 but an experienced one can take fantastic photos with it. Its waterproofness makes it an awesome riding carry-along. The DSC-U60's 6oz. light weight, compact size (see photo) and ability to be used with one hand give a cyclist the power to shoot while touring, racing, traveling and etc.

Sony Cybershot DSC-U60
Features:
  1. Waterproof
  2. Flash
  3. Point and Shoot
  4. Autofocus
  5. 4 exposure modes
  6. Compact Size
  7. 6 ounces
Sony DSC-U60
click image for larger view




Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 9.1
Photo Quality out of 10: 8.5
Ease of use out of 10: 9
Cool Factor out of 10: 10
Weight and Size of 10: 9

Have you ever thought "Wow, you know, I would like to carry a digital camera with me on all my rides but, I am afraid that sweat, rain and other moisture will destroy the camera. Plus, digital cameras can be so bulky and awkward to carry."?

Well, SONY has got a pretty neat solution. The DSC-U60 is a 2.0 megapixel, waterproof, compact digital wonder. It's a very simple, easy to use camera, with a built in flash, and multiple exposure modes. It can be used as a normal camera or completely submersed in water. I have had the chance to take this puppy out for rides through blizzards, pouring rain, and even icy rain and it has worked without complaint and taken some very nice shots that I otherwise would not have been able to capture. This camera's waterproof shell makes it a must-have for any active outdoors adventurer.

Simplicity:
This camera's simplicity is both a pro and a con. The cons are that it lacks any kind of zoom or fine tunable shutter controls. The pros are that it is so simple it is guaranteed to be reliable. It only takes 1 second to fire it up, which means you'll be ready to shoot a picture instantaneously. I have seen other people missing tons of great shots waiting for their camera to power up, while I am busy shooting away. In lieu of an adjustable shutter it's got a few factory preset shutter speeds for a mix of lighting conditions. Of the available presets there are soft portrait, night-time, daylight, sport, and scenery type modes. All of which have been able to bring in decent results for their respective needs.

The set-up:
The camera comes with rechargeable AAA batteries, a charger, a wrist strap and an 8Mb memory stick. The batteries are good, long life batteries that'll power the camera for a ton of shots before needing a recharge, unless you use the flash, the flash hogs juice. The charger is a very nice touch; it works for AAA and AA batteries so it will charge your walk-man batteries too. I have never used the wrist strap but it looks durable. The only bad thing about the gear is the memory stick. You'll burn through 8Mb in a mere 15-16 shots at the highest resolution. Which means you better get yourself a memory stick with a bit higher capacity if you plan on doing any real photography!

Wrap up:
What it all boils down to is that a beginner photographer can take nice photos with the DSC-U60 but an experienced one can take fantastic photos with it. Its waterproofness makes it an awesome riding carry-along. The DSC-U60's 6oz. light weight, compact size (see photo) and ability to be used with one hand give a cyclist the power to shoot while touring, racing, traveling and etc.

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