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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Above 10 Megapixel
Live life on the edge with the DSC-TX10 Cyber-shot digital camera. Designed to fit seamlessly into your active lifestyle, this innovative camera is waterproof certified to a depth of 16 ft, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft, dustproof, and freezeproof to 14- to 104-degrees Fahrenheit. Capture expansive landscapes with one touch iSweep Panorama or record crystal clear Full HD 1080/60i movies. A 16.2-megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light performance while the high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects close. Compose, review and share shots on the vivid 3.0" touch screen.
Submitted by Wolfy a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 10, 2011
Strengths: Image quality: The pics look great
Size: it's small, light and has a streamlined form factor that is easy to slip into a pocket.
Speed: For talking photos, it's pretty fast
In camera image processing: HDR, iSweep, Red Eye
iSweep Panorama: You set it to isweep mode and press the button and move the camera across the scene. It works really well! You can change the sweep rotation left right up and down. There are also settings for image quality.
Weaknesses: Battery: It's not amazing and it dies quickly in the cold
Slow Video: The time between when you hit video redord and when it begins recording will turn your hair grey.
Owner's Manual: It's worthless
AVCHD 60p video: It comes into Cinema Tools at 30 FPS. I can't figure out how to overcrank it.
This camera is GREAT! If you are looking for a light durable, waterproof, shockproof camera that takes good snapshots on an SD card. The camera takes really good photos, and the in camera touchup and features are really amazing. The lens is 28 mm equivalent which is way wider than normal P/S cameras. It starts up relatively fast and shoots fast. The isweep panorama feature is awesome. It has in camera HDR which really only produces good images in certain situations (It makes people look orange).
Don't buy this is you need big zoom. It doesn't have it. Other cameras will have better image quality and lenses. As Photo John says, you compromise when you make something more durable. Other cameras, even other Sony cameras, will have better external controls. This one has limited buttons to keep it small and durable.
I have a more detailed review with photo and video samples on my blog: http://www.iamindisposed.com/blog/cyber-shot%C2%AE-digital-camera-tx10-first-impressions/
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Price Paid: $329.00
Purchased At: BH Photo
Type of photography: People
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