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: This is my tourist-use point and shoot camera that can go into my pocket. Small size was key for me, replacing an old Canon 4MP of about this size. My main interest is stills. I wanted this camera for the unique 10x optical capability, with image stabilization, in this very small package. My secondary interest was brief video clips in special situations. I wanted the HD 16:9 format because I'm migrating everything to HD. No other camera today would do these things.
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!
Do not buy it for its camera features, but for its HD video capability...
M. E. Balzer "What is Reality?", Amazon
7 May 2007
Summary: Do not buy this camera if you are looking for either a great camera or camcorder, buy it as the best micro image recording device available. As you will find in other reviews, the camera portion is average. What makes this camera stand out is the fact that it will do 1280 X 720, 30 frames PROGRESSIVE! This is simply amazing since this camera is no larger than a box of cigarettes. It is not perfect though. There are few manual controls, e.g.
Summary: Para aqueles que buscam qualidade de vídeo, já adianto que essa câmera não se compara a uma câmera de vídeo dedicada (MINI-DV, por exemplo). Mas para aqueles que, como eu, desejam uma câmera que tanto tire fotos quanto grave vídeo com qualidade satisfatória e tenha portabilidade que permita que ela possa estar sempre à mão, a Canon TX1 é a solução ideal.
Pros: Grava vídeos e tira fotos, Muito portátil (um pouco maior que um baralho), Zoom ótico de 10x, Reconhecimento de rostos para fotos e vídeos
Cons: Baixa qualidade em locais com pouca iluminação, Pouco ergonômica com botões muito separados e difíceis de acionar