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I recently have been going through cameras pretty quickly as my first was water damaged and second was dropped and I damaged the flash. My friend lent me this camera and I've soon adopted it.
This camera is just your basic everyday digital camera. 5 mega pixels with a video and sound recorder.
To turn it on, you slide the front open to reveal the lens and it turns the camera on. It has a 3 times optical zoom lens which isn't very much, but it's not a very up to date camera so for it's age it's got a brilliant zoom. The photo shows a blue case but the one I have is all silver. It's very small and compact which is brilliant for a camera to mess around with on nights out or taking children to the park.
Although when trying to take photos of my daughter (who doesn't sit still for a second!) it's quite a challenge to get a still photo without using the flash. A switch on the top changes it to video mode and portrait, beach, movement and bright glare (mountains/snow) mode. I always use it on it's auto settings as i don't use it for professional photos but for what you can purchase it at, it's not something to grumble at. At the back is a 2.5" lcd screen, zoom adjuster, viewing mode button, menu and buttons for deleting, changing the settings from flash to red eye, no flash or auto. There is also a button to get rid of anything that stays on the screen when taking a photo so you can view the whole photo without an interruptions.
The camera has a rechargeable battery which charges when plugged into the charge provided. It takes SD cards in a slot on the side of the camera which is perfect to be able to take more than 20 photos which the camera allows. It also comes with a usb cable so you can plug it into your computer to upload the photos.
This camera was a brilliant camera when it first come out, costing around £160-£180. It does have a few slight problems of if you forget to turn it off, the lens doesn't get shut again until you do it yourself. The camera will turn off but not shut the lens cover for you. I do like it's size and ease of use. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something cheap and easy. It's not always something I would particularly go for but now I have one, I do very much like it. The picture quality can be brilliant in sunlight/daylight but when it is used in dull or dim lighting, the flash is very overpowering for such a small camera and makes everything in the background very dark. I use this camera for taking photos of my daughter on days out and of things I am selling for my business. I am planning to buy a new camera for my business but for now, this little camera is doing just fine.
PRICES AND PLACES:
I have only seen them on Ebay for around £1-£7 second hand. For such a good camera, I would say you are getting more than a bargain!
This slim, stylish and fast 5 megapixel digital camera features a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, fastest-in-class 1 startup time, 3x optical and 4x digital zoom capability, automatic Macro and Super Macro capability, Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection, and 15MB internal memory.
With its non-protruding zoom lens, the compact Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 is ready in an instant - thanks to the approximately 0.5-second startup time - to take those spur-of-the-moment shots and ensure that users never miss a desired photo. And the camera's sliding cover protects the lens, so there's no need to worry about putting the camera inside a pocket or purse. The camera's Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection automatically selects the optimum-shooting mode for the subject at hand, allowing photographers to take beautiful photos that match the needs of the particular photographic scene.
The DiMAGE X60's 5-megapixel CCD and proprietary Konica Minolta CxProcess III image processing technology combine to provide photographers with high quality images - pictures that reproduce the natural colors as faithfully as they see them with their own eyes. The camera's zoom lens range covers everything from wide-angle shots to close-ups that are clearly focused as near as 4 inches from the subject, without the need to switch to macro mode. If a photographer needs to get even closer, the DiMAGE X60 also features a Super Macro mode to take extreme close-ups as near as 2 inches.