First-Look review posted for Sony DSC-U50!|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, September 26, 2003 - 14:47 EDT)
Sony's Cyber-shot U series of digicams are consistently easy to use, with fun designs that appeal to the "trendy" crowd. Like much of the line, the U50 is ultra-compact, small enough to shove into a hip pocket and go.
The U50 offers a few basic exposure options, including a manually adjustable white balance setting, and a 2.0-megapixel Super HAD CCD for good quality images. Though exposure remains under automatic control, the U50's selection of preset scene modes ought to handle most average shooting situations quite well, and the camera's tiny size means you won't miss those candid shots. Its swiveling lens is an added plus, facilitating self-portraits and images shot at what might otherwise be difficult angles.
Since I've [Dave, here] not seen a production model yet, I can't say anything about its image quality, but stay tuned for an update once production-level units become available. (Ansel Adams types shouldn't hold their breath, but I expect it will do fine for "snapshot" photos.) Check it out!