Saturday, October 15, 2005

reviewed: Sony CyberShot DSC-W5

Camera tossing specific product review.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5 by Zeerus
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Overall, the DSC-W5 isn't a great camera for tossing. It has a loose lense and drastic rotations could easily misalign it. However, it can be used for smaller tosses. It has multiple settings, along with good manual and preset modes, with multiple options.

It works great at night and has candlelight filters for some cool finishing results. With low level light sources, many pictures come out a little too sharp, and may need some Photoshop editing. Overall, it's a little on the bulky side, so I wouldn't suggest using it for tossing, but it does, as most other cameras do, come with a wrist strap you can hold onto.

I haven't dropped it yet, so I'm not sure how durable it is, but it has a pretty strong metal frame, and when turned off the lense auto-retracts and closes to avoid any damage. If you don't want to risk tossing your DSC-W5 I suggest looking into Faux camera tosses (place the camera pointing up on a solid surface, set the timer, and toss a light source into the air, or spin it on a string). Alternatively you could purchase an underwater case and use it as protection for the camera.
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