Friday, July 28, 2006

Tool Review: Sony Cyber-shot digital camera

One of the most important tools of the home improvement warrior and house blogger is the digital camera. We had been using a 4 mega pixel Canon PowerShot G2 that we purchased used from a neighbor for the past 2 years. It has been a great camera until a few days ago. While out at the home site placing putting up the siding on the house the camera got ruined. I set it down with my water bottle on a canvas chair. The water proceeded to run out of the bottle and it created a nice pool for the camera to swim in. The only problem is that the camera is not waterproof and does not know how to swim.

The new camera (Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600) is a lot smaller, better image quality, larger memory. This camera is a 6 mega pixel vs a 4. While it has a Zeiss lens, I am not sure that the lens is better than the old camera. My main worry about the camera is that it is so small that it will be very easy to get your fingers in front of the lens or flash. The old one had an internal rechargeable battery and RCA jacks+ USB. The new one uses AA's and only has the USB out. So that is a down side of not being able to review the photos on the spot at any TV. The old camera was $300 used and the new one was $199 new at Targets and even less expensive using the 10% off certificate that we had.

Watch out for lots of new pictures from this weekend!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to the flood of pictures! I've enjoyed watching your progress from afar (Washington State).


2:55 PM  

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