Summary: Nice camera and nice camcorder combo...It did not exist until the TX1 and on top of that, small enough to carry in the pocket (about the size of a pack of cigarettes). I've always wished there was something like this and so when I found out that Canon has one, I decided to buy one. Lucky enough to find a bargain on eBay and also found out that it was actually a discontinued model.
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. I have a video of my daughter singing on youtube if you search under "emily sings at keikos recital" you can see the video quality.
Great little 7.1 MP digital camera & 720p camcorder combo
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 March 2008
Summary: I bought the Canon Powershot TX1 in September 2007 to replace both a 3.2 MP Canon S30 still camera and a Sony DV camcorder. I selected the 720p/7 MP TX1 over the 720p/7 MP Sanyo HD700 and 1080i/4 MP Sanyo HD1000 because the TX1 (1) is a digital camera first (with Canon's reputation for photo quality) and a camcorder second, (2) has the smallest form factor (slightly thicker than Digital Elph), and (3) has excellent build quality.
Summary: I sold my Sanyo Xcati HD2 to purchase the Canon TX1 because of its size and optical stabilizer. Many people complaint about its ergonomic design and hard to hold but I have no problem with it (I have smaller hands than most people). Other HD camcorders may have much better picture quality but I'm happy with that of the TX1. Of course you have to give up something to gain something else.
Summary: I purchased a Canon TX1 and have it about a week now and I'm very happy with my purchase. It's not perfect, it does have some pretty sticky issues, most that I've been able to work around though. The camera itself is a joy to use. Great menus, easy to use, even in manual mode, and my smaller hands don't make this the ergonomic nightmare that tech critics are panning the camera work.
Summary: This is certainly a nice little camera, but as a lefty, I found it extremely difficult to use. The camera's screen flips out to the left hand side of the unit and there is no optical viewfinder. It takes good pictures and shoots very nice video, but not recommended for lefties!