“You have a problem,” my husband tells me. “You have too much tech.”
I’m sorry what?! Is there a such thing?! Just because I have 2 cameras… okay three. Hm. Wait. I forgot that one. And the ones that are on my desk. But they barely work…
Ahhh. And I have very little excuses. I’m not even a photographer. I just want to learn to take a good, easy picture. You know? without working hard to do it. Also, I like new shiny things.
This summer when Sony invited me to be a Sony VIP Mom Blogger, I squeeed. They’ll be sending me several fun products and assignments to play with and share with my readers. The first was the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Blue) (2012 Model), a tiny waterproof camera that takes amazing pictures.
Yes. Waterproof. Not water resistant. Proof. Uh-huh. So if you put it in up to 16 feet of water, this beautiful little camera will still work just fine. In fact, better than fine. Take a look.
I’m starting to get the hang of the camera underwater. The camera itself is simple-just make sure that every lock is locked, change your settings to underwater and jump right in. As the camera-person you have to balance and still try to get the perfect shot–that’s difficult. I also recommend wearing goggles (I wasn’t, but I think it would have been much easier for me had I been able to see more clearly.)
After getting out of the pool, the camera instructions say to clean your camera in a bowl of water for 5 minutes, moving all of the pieces to make sure they’re clean, then allow it to dry. Drying took a while. I found myself shaking the water out to make sure it was dry. The really good news? It worked just as well on land the next day as it had before. Phew! (I was nervous.)
So glad we have a few more weeks of water time to play with this camera under water more.
Some techie highlights:
- Certified waterproof (and it works!)
- dustproof and shockproof
- 16.2-megapixel Exmor® R CMOS sensor– this means it’s super fast, has a high resolution, and low-light sensitivity (one of my favorite features of Sony cameras) with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain.
- Full HD 1080/60i video– very clear and bright
- 3.0″ touch screen — it’s sensitive to the touch, which I like. I don’t have to push hard to make something happen, and you can use the push buttons on the side if you’d rather.
I was selected to be a part of the Sony VIP Mom Blogger Review (#SonyMoms) program and was given a Sony Cyber-Shot TX20 for the purpose of this review. I was not otherwise compensated. The thoughts and options shared above are my own and do not reflect those of Sony.
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