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Sony Cybershot DSC W200 | Digital Camera Review | Camera
Sony DSC-W200 underwater housing : I have kept the Sony DSC-W200 outside the underwater housing and because of its small size it easily fits in the pocket of my trousers. Just as well I'd say, because I need two hands to climb onto the camel and hang on to it while it gets up. Getting up is carried out in two phases: first its forelegs go up so I have the feeling to fall off backwards and then its hint legs go up giving me the feeling I will fly over the camel's head. But no such thing happens and we set off.
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Gulf of Aqaba
Some ten minutes later I am more or less used to the typical way a camel walks and I have enough confidence that my camel will not run off. Time to get the Sony DSC-W200 out of my pocket and start shooting. My fellow travellers, also seated on a camel, offer me some nice shooting moments. And because I am constantly moving on top of my camel, I activate image stabilization. It works pretty well and the pictures turn out nicely sharp. Our trip takes us along the Gulf of Aqaba, part of the Red Sea that runs into a harbour in Aqaba, Jordan. The Gulf of Aqaba is small enough to see Saudi Arabia. On the other side we can see the hills of the Sinai desert.

Underwater diving Egypte
Sony W200 Beach scène mode
The camera has a special mode for pictures capturing water. This mode is called Beach mode and it is supposed to make the water bluer. I experiment with this mode and I compare the pictures with the pictures in auto mode. Indeed, the water of the Red Sea is bluer when this special mode is activated. Sony boasts years of experience in manufacturing underwater housings and the house I am about to use looks neat also. It is secured against accidentally opening it and the shutter release button can be found blindfolded. Moreover, the Sony W200 comes including a large and strong wrist strap that is a joy to use. The underwater housing can be used to a depth of 40 meters.

Wrist strap
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