Amazing things come in this small package. The TX5 is built extremely tough. Its airtight construction is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freeze-proof. Just slip it in your pocket and you're prepared to capture the world in style, no matter where you are. Highlights: Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freeze-proof, 3.0" wide touch screen, 4x optical zoom, "Exmor R" sensor, iSweep Panorama Mode, 10fps at full 10.2 megapixels.
The TX5 is Sony’s first waterproof point-and-shoot camera. Actually, I’ve been told there was a 2-megapixel model a few years ago. That makes this their first modern, rugged camera, with really useable features and resolution. The Sony Web site calls the TX5, “So rugged, it’s practically everything-proof.” It’s waterproof to 10 feet (3m), shockproof from 5 feet (1.5m) and “freezeproof” to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. I put the word “freezeproof” in quotes for a reason – you’ll learn more about that later in the review. The TX5 has a 10-megapixel “Exmore R” CMOS sensor that captures 720p MP4 HD video as well as still photos. The lens is an internally zooming 4x 25-100mm (equivalent) Carl Zeiss zoom with Sony
’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD display.
Strengths: Photos quality, on-screen menus, the styling and photo features like the auto=panoramic feature.
Weaknesses: It took water and stopped working on a very special family trip to Hawaii.
Nice looking camera but it took water on our trip to Hawaii. I bought this for my 15 year old daughter and we were very impressed with the photos, on-screen menus, the styling and photo features like the auto=panoramic feature.