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Canon PowerShot TX1
4.9 out of 10

Canon PowerShot TX1

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Canon PowerShot TX1 Review

Photography Review
2 August 2007
  • Pros: Great build and small size, “Face Detection Technology” auto-focus/auto-exposure works well, 10x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 39-390mm), Optical multi-mode image stabilizer reduces blur from camera shake, Zero-cm macro mode provides extremely close focusing, Good color rendition, Very good vi...
  • Cons: Useful photo features such as live histogram and manual mode sacrificed, Small LCD, Physical design is very video-centric, Requires large, fast (and expensive) cards for reliable video, Video captured in Motion JPG files, rather than MPEG, Playback mode, No manual focus in still or photo modes, U...
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Canon TX1 PowerShot 7.1MP Digital Camera

Personal Electronics buzz
29 July 2007
  • Excerpt: The Canon TX1 PowerShot is exactly what I was looking for in a digital camera. I wanted something that was small and takes great looking video on a flash memory card that would work with my Mac. I'm not into video camcorders, so I didn't want to buy a camcorder that only took video.
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Steve's Digicams
8 June 2007
  • Summary: The new 7.1 megapixel PowerShot TX1 is Canon's first hybrid digicam/tapeless camcorder, and some very powerful features like a formidable 10x optical zoom lens, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 1.8-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen, 30 fps High Definition (HD) 720p widescreen (16:9) movie mode, just to...
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Overall 8
Value for money 7
Features 9
Performance 8
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 5
Build quality 9

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DP Review
6 June 2007
  • Conclusion: I have to confess I'm struggling to know who Canon is really aiming the TX1 at; it seems slightly confused as to what its primary function actually is. One the one hand it is, technically, the cheapest 'HDTV' camcorder on the market, and one that is obviously designed to take on the likes of Sanyo's...
  • Pros: Good resolution, good edge-to-edge sharpness at most settings, Surprisingly good output quality at lower ISO settings, Very compact design and superb build quality, Big 10x (39-390mm equivalent) zoom range in a very small camera, Much improved on-screen information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO),...
  • Cons: Vertical design and control placement have a serious effect on handling, Would be nicer if the lens started a little wider than 39mm equivalent, Very difficult to hold for vertically-orientated shots, Almost impossible to start/stop movies or zoom without jerking the camera, Noisy at ISO 400 and ...
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Canon Powershot TX1

PC Magazine
5 June 2007

Canon Powershot TX1 Review

10 April 2007
  • Conclusion: As a technology writer, I have trained myself to look at gadgets and hardware with an unbiased eye, and I have to be willing to explore the good AND bad aspects of the subject item.
  • Pros: Excellent video quality; 4:3 & 16:9 recording modes; sturdy feel
  • Cons: Odd shape & location of buttons; heavy for its small size
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
2 April 2007
  • Excerpt: The PowerShot TX1 ($499) represents somewhat of a departure for Canon. It's really their first true hybrid product, offering both advanced still and video recording capabilities in one camera. It's also a bit of a gamble, for two reasons.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, Big zoom in a compact, stylish metal body, Optical image stabilization, Flip-out, rotating LCD display is visible in low light, AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing, Top-notch movie mode: super high 720p resolution with stereo sound, wind filter, and use of optical zoo...
  • Cons: Expensive, Camera's small size means lousy ergonomics: tiny controls, uncomfortable to hold, requires two hands for best stability, Inefficient video codec means huge movie file sizes and limited recording times (14 mins at 720p setting), Fair amount of noise reduction artifacts at ISO 200, Below...
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Overall 6

Canon Powershot TX1

3 August 2007
  • Excerpt: The TX1 looks ore like a really compact camcorder over a digital camera. But then again, you won't be too wrong in mistaking it for a camcorder since that's one of its primary functions too. Confusing? Let me begin at the beginning.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
14 July 2007
  • Summary: If you're after a hybrid HD video and still camera, then the PowerShot TX1 is a fairly decent choice, but a few image quality issues and an irritating control layout stop it from reaching its full potential.
  • Pros: HD video recording, great colour reproduction
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration issues, control layout irritating
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot TX1 7.1Mp digital camera

PC Advisor
11 June 2007
  • Summary: Although the Canon PowerShot TX1 resembles a miniature camcorder, it's best suited for still photography.
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