Hawaii in Tech-nicolour

17 03 2008

Karlin here. I’m just back from two weeks in the US which included 8 days in Maui, Hawaii, where I gave the Sony camera I reviewed in February another good workout. This is the DSC-T200 model and I must say, longer use only made me love this little guy more. It does fantastic ultra-closeups and has a range of tools that allow you to not take stupid pictures. Well, your choice of subject may be stupid, but this camera does a lot of the work to make it as good a stupid shot as possible. It is especially good at making sure your shots don’t blur — a feature called appropriately enough, Super SteadyShot. I also took a couple of movies with it of my little nephew and the quality was decent.

The only (minor) drawback to this camera is it only runs on one of those specialised batteries. That means if the battery drains in the middle of a holiday or event, you can’t rush to a shop and get some regular batteries to fill in for you — something I love about my old Sony DSC camera which takes AAs as well as rechargeables. That’s a fairly common approach with digital cameras and keeps models like this super slim — but I did like the fact that my older Sony DSC model took AAs as well. On the other hand, my old one is about twice the bulk of this compact camera, which easily slips into a pocket.

Overall, a great little camera I’d definitely recommend as a buy! 9 out of 10 as I said on the show.

Here are a view shots from Hawaii. Aloha!

Plumeria blossoms:

Maui sunset:

Bouganvillea:

Bouganvillea close-up:

Fern-leaf close-up:

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