Broken, LCD Screen Dissplays White Only, Less Than Year Ownership
Lanval E. Peters "Lindylex", Amazon
18 July 2009
Summary: Broken White LCD Screen Display Less than Year Ownership I have had this camera Canon PwerShot TX1 for less than one year and the LCD screen only displays all white now. This is very disturbing since I take such good care of the camera. [...] I would not recommend this camera since I am not the only one experiencing this problem. [...
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. Battery life short and small dimm lcd screen with no view lens making outdoor photos challenging.
Auto focus now malfunctioning after a little dust.
Trevor Horrocks "The Truth from actual experi..., Amazon
20 April 2009
Summary: For the past few months I would have given it 5 stars but just recently the auto focus started malfunctioning. And this IS NOT a complaint about slow focus. like I said I have used the camera for a few months!! I KNOW that its malfunctioning. Just beware there are other reviews of the same nature. And I would bet even the reviews about SLOW focus are actually malfunctioning. I would not buy this. Its to bad too it does have great features.
Summary: Ok I am being harsh on this one since of all the cameras I have ever owned this is the most disapointing. It does do nice video and pics outdoors. Indoors forget it. Very, very grainy video and pics. The flash is way underpowred. Best for use as a outdoor point and shoot camera only. The files for the HD video are very large and fill up that hard drive fast.
Summary: This camera seemed to work well for about an hour before it lost the ability to focus. It now shows blurry images. It is worthless. After transferring the few 'in focus' videos and pictures that I was able to take before it failed, I now see that they are all VERY NOISY. Really bad. I own a Sony DV Camcorder, a Canon ZR DV camcorder, a Nikon Coolpix 8800, and a Sony DSC-T30. They are all superior to the TX1. I'm not a happy camper.
Summary: Used it for 6 months. Sadly, it was destroyed in a helicopter crash. Before then, had enough time to realize that although it uses 34Mbit MJPEG compression, the amount of noise reduction and blurriness of the lens were unacceptable. It couldn't equal the sharpness of the Sanyo HD1 even with software sharpening. The noise reduction eliminated what little detail remained. Certain levels of zoom got sharper images. The worst problem was the lack of an ND filter.
My TX1 is travelling around the world (without me)
30 November 2007
Excerpt: I live in England and bought a TX1 in June. After 2 months of struggling to get any decent photos with it I sent it back to the retailer. Unfortunatley they would offer neither refund nor replacement and it has spent the last 3.5 months being repaired. It has been sent to Scotland twice and last I heard Canon UK were contemplating sending it back to USA or Japan for repair. I don't expec to see it again before Christmas.
Pros: Zoom is very impressive and video quality looks great on a sunny day
Cons: Auto-focus is totally unreliable and almost every picture has poor focus. Noise levels are VERY high filming video indoors. Camera spends most of the time being repaired.