Sony DSC-U60 Review
Movable Type Admin
Click on the DSC-U60 to take a QuickTime VR tour
Capturing summer memories on the beach or at a nightclub just got more fun with the new Cyber-shot® U-60 digital camera. The DSC-U60's ruggedized and waterproof design brings picture taking to places users would be cautious in taking a conventional camera: the ski slope, the beach, the side of a mountain, even up to 5 feet underwater.
Fully weatherproofed with O-ring sealing closures, the new Cyber-shot U60 unit is a digital camera designed to meet the rigors of an active lifestyle. Its unique vertical orientation (designed for one-handed operation) and fast start up time (less than a second) ensure that the user remains a part of the activity even when taking a picture.
Adding to that experience, the Cyber-shot U60 model's buttons are laid out to be easily accessible with the thumb. With a few clicks of the Scene button, users can switch between seven different scene modes, including an underwater setting (noted by a fish icon) to adjust for the blue hue of water and an action setting (noted by a running man icon) to capture fast moving subjects.
For one-step USB photo transfer from the camera to a PC, the camera comes bundled with Sony's new Image Transfer software - a completely automated, plug-and-play program that offers quick downloading and storing of all digital photos.
- 2.0 Megapixel CCD for up to 1632x1224 images
- Waterproof to a depth of five feet
- 1.0-inch, backlit reflective color TFT LCD;
- MPEG video recording (w/o audio) in 15-sec 160x112 clips;
- Soft Snap Scene Mode for warmer skin tones;
- Underwater Scene Mode to counteract the blue hue of water;
- VGA Burst mode captures up to five 640x480 frames at 2 frames/second;
- 4 Mode Intelligent Flash with TTL Pre-flash metering and Red Eye Reduction;
- Picture Effects: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White, and Solarize;
- Flash Modes: Auto, Auto Red Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, and No Flash;
- USB 1.1 connectivity
- "AAA" Rechargeable NiMH Batteries and Charger included,
- Sony Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro media
- OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98 / 98SE / Me / 2000, Professional, XP Home and Professional, Macintosh® OS 8.5.1 / 8.6 / 9.0 / 9.1 / 9.2, Mac OS X 10.0 / 10.1
Supplied Accessories: "AAA" Rechargeable NiMH Batteries, Battery Charger, USB Cable, MSA-8A(8MB Memory Stick media), Wrist Strap, Software CD-ROM.
The DSC-U60 is available now for about $249 (July 2003).
The super-compact DSC-U30 and the DSC-U60.
Cyber-Shot DSC-U60 Specifications
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.
||1/2.7" 2.0 Megapixel effective Super HAD CCD|
||Still: 1632x1224, 640x480|
Burst: Up to five images @ 640x480 at 2fps
Movie: MPEG EX 160x112 in 15sec clips, no audio
||Sony single focal length 5.0mm (33mm 35mm equiv) F/2.8|
No filter threads
||Auto Focus: (center weighted) 3.9 inches to infinity|
Manual Focus: 4-Step Manual Preset from
3.9 inches to infinity
||Automatic (1/8 to 1/2000)|
||Auto, Auto Redeye, Forced, and Off|
||1.6 to 6.0 feet (0.5m to 1.8m)|
||Color LCD: 1.0" 64K Pixels TFT Reflective LCD |
||Solarize, Black & White, Sepia, and Negative Art|
||8MB Memory Stick, use any Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro|
||2x AAA NiMH and charger|
||Pixela® ImageMixer for Sony v1.0, Sony SPVD-008 USB driver|
||2 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches (60.2 x 116.8 x 43.3mm)|
||6.7 oz. (191g) w/Batteries, Memory Stick Media, and Neck Strap|
||Microsoft® Windows® 98 / 98SE / Me / 2000, Professional, XP Home and Professional, Macintosh® OS 8.5.1 / 8.6 / 9.0 / 9.1 / 9.2, Mac OS X 10.0 / 10.1 |
Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.
|Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
||Water Floating Buoyancy Selfie Stick, Hand Grip Camera Accessories For GoPro Hero3/Hero4 Camera
||Digital Decor Digital Pocket Viewer - Purple
||Pro Digital Hard Lens Hood For D3X, D3, D2Xs, D2Hs, D2X, D2H, The Nikon D3, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D700 Digital SLR Cameras Which Have Any Of These (18-135mm, 18-105mm, 18-70mm, 16-85mm) Nikon Lenses
||CAMEO Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
||FitSand Hard Case for Sony DSCW800 DSCW830 DSCW810 MP Digital Camera Travel Zipper Carry EVA Best Protection Box