Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U60

Announced May 28, 2003 •
2 megapixels | 1 screen | 33 mm
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With digicams, it's about compromise. For my application (use while surfing, unobtrusive, durable, quick to shoot, web-publication, inexpensive), this is pretty much as close to perfect as it gets. Love the feel of the camera--I find myself being more creative with tilt and positioning. Just a blast to use. Stoked! Here's a shot I took on 2/21/05 at Pipeline: http://www.hisurfadvisory.com/temp/pipe_dpreview.jpg Problems: For the price, I couldn't (reasonably) ask for a better camera. Works ...

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I bought this camera prior to a visit to Niagara Falls where there are plenty of opportunities to get wet. I used it in very wet situations and had no problems with leakage. Excessive water on the lens cover causes blurry pictures, so it's a good idea to use your finger as a windshield wiper before taking a shot. Startup is fast and the one-hand operation makes it easy to take a shot on the run. Picture quality is very good in close-up situations, but less than perfect in distance shots. ...

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I bought the DSC-U60 last January so I could take digital pictures when I went out surfing. I didn't want to spend a ton especially on a separate waterproof case. I wasn't too optomistic about the results, but I was pleasantly suprised. The camera has withstood a moderate pounding in the surf and produced some very nice shots. Shots of my kids coming right at me, and along the wave, something that you can only get in the water. Because of its design, I don't even use the LCD I just point ...

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Good image quality. Ideal sport-camera. Problems: Low battery life.

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I have extensively used the Sony DSC-U60 for 6 months. My other cameras are Leica Digilux 1 and Sony DSC-V1. Bought this camera to my daughter as a present. She love it, but is not to happy with the fact that I am the one who use it most of the time ;-) I am about to buy another U60 for myself, it brings joy to simple photography. The camera is a great P&S for snap shooting style: Fixed fast lens,easy to use in one hand, intuitive, very fast(startup/focus/write time), real all weather and ...

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I selected this camera based on it's durability to use when I'm riding my motorcycle on trails for which it is nearly perfect . It's contruction is exceptional and image quality is pretty good to great in good light conditions. In low light everything goes to hell. One handed operation is great as well and considering it's primary purpose is a sensible decision. My beefs are that the movie mode is next to useless (image is like thumbnail and 15 secs max.), and the camera will NOT remember ...

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HeeHee===Very fun! Very fun indeed!!! My kids are fighting to use it. The focus in normal lighting is quite fast. The flash recycles fast too. WB is surprisingly excellent. The prints on a dye-sub look excellent. Very easy to hold steady with one hand. A camera that makes me smile :-) PS And no kidding it comes with a Sony battery charger for AA and AAA!!! (holds 4 of each I think) Problems: Well yes who uses 8MB of memory stick nowadays???? I wish they stopped even making anything smaller ...

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Got this on Xmas Eve and could not put it down. Did not want it, but I'd suggested it to a pal as a "fishing camera" and my wife thought I needed one too. Not yet gotten it really wet but it is a joy to use-- sort of like my Minox cameras. I find I can one-hand hold it -- available light-- at 1/8th of a sec. and even get decent prints from it without going to PhotoShop! Besides Minox "spy cameras" I use a bunch of Leicas so I'm a pretty critical photographer. I've also droped this from a po ...

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I just got it last week to supplement my Canon S400, and I haven't been able to put it down. With it's 1 handed design it's easier to get a steady shot. If only sony could make a model with a higher resolution and an optical zoom, I'd ditch my S400. Here are some sample pictures I've taken in the last week. The only editing to them is resizing/rotating: http://www.qubefactor.com/~wdwmedia/mkt/cars/vw/ http://photoalbums.wdwmagic.com/showgallery.php?cat=3088&ppuser=288&thumb=1 Problems: Ba ...

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The main reason I bought this camera is for the ability to take it with me anywhere without having to worry about water, snow, sweat, dust and without having to worry about breaking it. One of the cost is the absence of any zoom. Zooms make cameras more fragile and eat lotsa light. The fixed lens on the Sony does a very good job. You can get fancier cameras with more options and resolution for less money. If you do not live an active lifestyle, there are better options than to buy this ...

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