Photo Adventures with the Sony Cyber-Shot TX20
Wait, did you say this thing goes under water?
Per usual I always like to complicate my summers with some dramatic event that sucks up so much of the supposedly relaxing summer hours so that it feels like the months speed by so fast that when school starts I’m aching for a vacation.
This summer was no different; we decided to move across the country. You can read about here [post on why we moved]. But before that move I had a chance to visit Sony headquarters in San Diego with some amazing blogging friends. I’ve been turning down events left and right for the past 6 months because they always conflicted with my job-job. But this one I just had to attend. I love Sony products and I just couldn’t resist another opportunity to learn some great photography tips from Me Rah Koh.
Since I was tight on available time, I left work one evening and drove to San Diego solo, got lost (of course) but still managed to find the hotel. Then I spent an amazing day with some equally amazing people at the Sony Headquarters, San Diego Wild Animal Park and the awesome Orfila Winery.
I was able to feed a giraffe, which by the way drools more than anything I’ve ever seen.
Playing with some of the nine different picture effects.
The food, wine and conversation was delightful.
The next morning I woke up before the sun and drove back home to head to work. It was a rushed trip and a lot of driving but SO worth it.
During the event we were tasked with testing out the Sony Cyber-Shot TX20, which takes some pretty awesome pictures. Did I mention you can take pictures under water?
Because we were swamped the big move I didn’t really get a chance to play with the camera until we got to Maryland. Our first stop was the fountains in downtown Silver Spring.
Then I brought the camera to a pool party at a neighborhood pool. I’ll admit it took forever to get comfortable with putting the camera in the water. But once I did we had so much fun.
I wasn’t going to include this picture in the post, but it’s just too funny. I told them to pose underwater and this is what my hubby does (gotta love him). Not exactly poised right?
The Cyber-Shot is a really great point and shoot that I know keep in my purse for some spontaneous shooting and I even let the kids use it while we are sightseeing. I was so worried that I ruined the camera when I accidentally flung it across the floor hitting the tile floor. Luckily the camera still works great.
Some top features of the Sony Cyber-Shot TX20
- Waterproof, dustproof, freeze-proof and shockproof
- “Extra High Sensitivity” technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
- Full HD Movie Shooting capability
- 3.0- inch LCD touch screen
- And so many more…
The Super-Slim Sony Cyber-Shot TX20 is available for approximately $330.
What would you take pictures of underwater?
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the Sony VIP Mom Program. While I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, I did receive the product mentioned in order to write the review. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of the Sony.