Summary: I have owned this camera for over 7 years now and it has never let me down. Back in 2007, you didn't have a lot of options for hybrid camera/video recorder. There were a couple, but the megapixels were low or it had slow shutter speed.
Excerpt: This time Canon has truly outdone themselves with the new PowerShot TX-1 Digital Camera and Video Recorder. While this product has been marketed to professional photographers and videographers, the amateur photographer like myself is finding it a great product to have in their possession.
but it has given excellent service for a few years
Robert B. Cushman "R B Cushman", Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: 'Can't remember when I purchased this camera, but it has given excellent service for a few years . . . literally hundreds of video clips and thousands of still pictures. I carry it with me to the work site (I'm building a rather large house, and keep a continuing record of the progress), and have it...
Summary: It's a good camera. I like it because it's very compact, and I can take it anywhere. Besides, it takes good quality photos. The only cons is that it takes a little long until I take the photo...
Summary: There isn't a better unit on the market in this price range. I bought this over a year ago after using my brothers, and still to this day there isn't a better camera with the features and quality for the price.. Not even close!
Summary: Bought this camera in August of 2007 and it died on us on Christmas day, 2010. While we owned it, I loved it and used it both as our main family camera for photos and also for shooting great HD video of my family, live bands, etc. But c'mon, we paid $430 for this camera.
Summary: I bought this camera/camcorder hoping that because of its portability I would actually take more pictures and video of my family. (and I am!) in the past I was reluctant to drag out my considerably larger camcorder. this takes very nice pictures.
Summary: I bought the Canon TX-1 while planning a trip to Yosemite National Park. I wanted a compact, light weight camera (its about the size/weight of a double deck of playing cards) that would take good quality video (it takes 720 HD) and still pictures (it does 7.1 MP).
Summary: This digital small camera is not a good value nor is it a win performer. Very poor performance in a low lighting venue. For this type of camera one would expect better sensitivity to low lighting photo shots. Good for outside shots but not for indoors stills or movie low lighting.