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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5 8 to 10 Megapixel

2/5 (1 Reviews)


  • WarrantyLimited
    MPNDSCTX5B
    Product ID95941951
    Depth32 in.
    Width3.75 in.
    Height2.25 in.
    Memory TypeBuilt-in • Memory Stick Duo • Memory Stick Pro • SD Card • Memory Stick DUO PRO • SDHC Card
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Driver • Battery Charger • Strap • Paint pen stylus • AV Cable • Li-Ion Rechargable Battery
    Release DateApril, 2010
    Weight0.28 lb.
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows Vista • Apple Mac OS X 10
    Optical Zoom4x
    Battery Life250 Images
    Image Sensor TypeCMOS
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    Camera Resolution10.2 Megapixel
    Aperture Rangef3.6/f6.3 (w/t)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 3200
    ViewfinderWithout Viewfinder
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Video Resolutions640 x 480 (VGA) • 1280 x 720
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset)
    Video FormatMPEG-4
    Family LineSony Cyber-shot
    Built-in Memory Size45 MB
    Resolution10.2 Megapixel
    Shutter Speed2 - 1/1600 sec
    Digital ZoomWithout Digital Zoom
    Compression ModesNormal • Uncompressed
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Video Speed30 fps
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Frames Per Second10 Frames
    Compression TypeRaw Image
    35mm Zoom Lens25 - 100 mm
    Focal Length4.43 - 17.7 mm
    Built-in SpeakerWith Built-in Speaker
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync • Forced On
    Macro Focus Range0.39 in. to Infinity (w) / 19.7 in. to Infinity (t)
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Proofing FeaturesShockproof • Waterproof • Freezeproof • Dust proof
    Touchscreen PanelWith Touchscreen Panel
    LCD ScreenWith LCD Screen
    LCD Screen Size3 in.

Product Description

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.

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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.

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5 Review Contents:

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5 - front and back

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Casual

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2011

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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Similar Products Used:   Our first water proof camera.

Type of photography:   People



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