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Canon PowerShot TX1

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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 5
5.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
2 September 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 Exacti HD2 and Panasonic's SDR-150 - both of which offer SD recording at HD resolutions, both of which are more expensive, and both of which have received lukewarm reviews,...
  • 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), Effective image stabilization, Generally fast performance, Reliable exposure, good color, good white balance in most situations, External ISO controls and customizable shortc...
  • 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 up, ISO 800-1600 of very limited use, Focus tends to hunt at long end of zoom in anything but perfect light, 50cm closest focus distance at wide end of zoom is annoying, Movie...
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Overall 9
8.5

Canon Powershot TX1 Review

Digitaltrends
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. This neutrality is a finely honed skill; one that I am proud of, even though it may come across as dispassionate at times. That said, I found myself absolutely brimming with excitement over the Canon Powershot TX1. The TX1 is a fantastic product.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot TX1 7.1Mp digital camera

PC Advisor
1 September 2007
  • Summary: Although the Canon PowerShot TX1 resembles a miniature camcorder, it's best suited for still photography.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot TX1

PhotoReview
1 June 2007
  • Summary: An interesting multi-function digicam with a long zoom lens and extensive video capabilities.It's difficult to classify Canon's PowerShot TX1 camera because, functionally, it sits somewhere between a medium-resolution digicam and a camcorder. Combining a 7.1-megapixel imager with a 10x optical zoom lens, the TX1 is larger than Canon's Ixus models but has a similar, stainless steel clad body.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot TX1

PhotoReview
1 June 2007
  • Summary: An interesting multi-function digicam with a long zoom lens and extensive video capabilities.It's difficult to classify Canon's PowerShot TX1 camera because, functionally, it sits somewhere between a medium-resolution digicam and a camcorder. Combining a 7.1-megapixel imager with a 10x optical zoom lens, the TX1 is larger than Canon's Ixus models but has a similar, stainless steel clad body.
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