Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sony Cybershot TX-7 first try

Yay! One of my colleagues bought herself the new Cybershot TX-7. It's the successor of TX-1 which incorporates Exmor-R sensor and the sweep panorama(I like this!). Without any hesitation I borrowed her cam to explore what this little thing can do.

Self portrait. Pardon the messy mirror.

It fits nicely in my hand. The brushed aluminum body is nice to touch and easier to grip. At the back, lies the 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD. Everything on the camera is set using the touchscreen except the power, shutter, movie and play button. I like how the zoom dial is located now. It's at the upper right edge of the camera.

Having bigger screen leads to bigger menu icons which is easier to click upon(as compared to my wife's smaller T70 screen). Notable features of the TX-7 is 10 fps(frame per second) burst mode and the twilight mode. In twilight mode, the camera will capture 6 images in a second and merged them into one to create a well-exposed, less-noise photo.

Compared with the Faber-Castell ball pen.

Okay then, here comes some quick shots. Note : all photos were taken straight from the camera. No post processing added except cropping and resizing.

Auto mode. 4mm, f4.5, 1/800, iso 125

This shot was taken using Gourmet mode in the Scene Selection menu. Does it make you hungry. Maybe some more light will churns out more saliva. 4mm, f3.5, 1/25, iso400.

Close up shots. 4mm, f3.5, 1/25, iso 125 in Super Macro mode. You can always set to Auto Macro where the camera will automatically set everything for you. Minimum focus distance about 2 cm.

4mm, f3.5, 1/2, iso 125

Close up on the cool Cybershot casing. 4mm, f3.5, 1/25, iso 125

4mm, f3.5, 1/25, iso 160

4mm, f3.5, 1/30, iso 125

My stationaries organiser.

My table in school.

Now come the best part. Sweep panorama. Cool way to take super wide shots of landscape. Click on both photos to see the bigger files.

4mm, f4.5, 1/500, iso125

4mm, f3.5, 1/30, iso1600

This little camera has a lot to offer. Given time to familiarize with its features, I think it will reward its user with good photos. The 3.5 inch LCD is a joy to use especially during movie capture. Still, I do wish for manual aperture settings like the ones in prosumer cameras.

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