I ordered the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 a while back because I needed a camera that could stand up to dust and wind and all the good stuff that comes from working outdoors all the time. It was on sale, and photo quality was a secondary concern. I’ve been playing with it for a few months now though, and there are some settings that are intriguing. Not mind-blowing, not killer image settings, but settings that sound purely consumer oriented that I kind of like to use. One is called “rich tone monochrome”. Without reading about it in the manual (Heaven forbid!) I think it takes 3 images and mashes them together in one, in-camera HDR image, but in black and white. It’s an idiot mode for sure. It has the potential to make some interesting images though. I’ve been too busy with work lately to do much more than a quick post, but here’s some heavy equipment shot with the “rich tone monochrome” settings applied. Some of the shots show a little noise or grain, if you can call it that, but it’s not, to my eye, objectionable. All shots are straight out of the camera, only cropped for size. On a side note, the video feature of the camera is pretty darn good, and I find myself using it much more often than I anticipated.
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