Review posted for Sony DSC-U60!|
(Monday, July 28, 2003 - 15:25 EDT)
The DSC-U60 is something of a departure for Sony.
It extends their "ultra cute" U-series line, but this time adds a flash, two megapixels of resolution, and a completely waterproof case. The result is an extremely easy-to-use camera that snaps surprisingly good photos (for a camera in its bare-bones, point & shoot category, at least), and that can literally go anywhere without worries about water, mud, or dust.
Not for the Ansel Adams types, this is a very basic point & shoot model with modest resolution, no exposure controls, and a lens that's decidedly soft in the corners. However, its simplicity, combined with its rugged, waterproof construction, makes it ideal for packing along on the trail or to the beach. The combination of ruggedness and simple operation also make it a nearly ideal "first camera", suitable for use by even very young children.
While far from the sort of feature-laden "enthusiast" camera I tend to highlight on this site, the U60 easily won a place on my "Dave's Pick" list for filling its unique niche so well. Check it out!