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.
Summary: This is a great all round camera, with great zoom and video. Ive used it for 2 years, and im not a pro with reviewing camera spec, but i would definitely recommend it. The one major problem is that the lense is easily broken, Ive had mine fixed before after getting a tiny bit of sand in it, its broken again atm as I cant get the lense to come back out and its displaying an error.
Summary: very satisfied with the purchase especially on daylight image quality for pictures and movies. as with all small sensor camera, low light image quality is so so but i can live with it. Great build quality and feel. cannot wait for some form of TX2 with 1080p and wider angle lens .
Summary: Video quality is awesome in daylight. It is not that good in low light conditions, but 1- it is quite normal, 2- you cannot expect such a compact cam to behave like a $10,000 one. One thing I dislike is that you cannot have 2 different image ratio settings for pictures and videos at the same time. Meaning once you switch to 16/9 you also shoot pictures in this mode.
nice pictures, pretty good movies, funny control layout
AZ Mutley, Amazon
17 May 2008
Summary: I've been using this for a month or two and can say it's a fairly decent camera. It works well in day light, and OK indoors. Not at all good as a night video camera. This is the first camera I have owned that only has an LCD screen, and it is not that usable directly in the Arizona sun. It certainly is well made and easy to use. However, I find, me mind you, that the zoom control is upside down to how I would imagine it functioning.
Summary: If you have a cheap micro camera that smears if anything moves or has trouble syncing voice with action, consider the TX1. Here are some examples of its work. [...]what happens when you strap it into a model airplane. One thing it does particularly well is recording lectures. The audio pickup is amazingly good, and it handles a variety of lighting situations well. Battery life is a limitation here. See an example at [...
greatdo it all video and still with HD,clever, if HDvid get 4gigx2 SDs
Thomas R. Leconey "128kmac", Amazon
16 April 2008
Summary: amazing little camera. Most imortant is ,it is easy to have around most of the time. My nikon d40x is super but often at home when I'm not. I leave this or my much smaller nikon coolpix in my briefcase 100% of the time. very clear pix. My only complaint is not specific to this model, but I really do not like cameras without viewfinders cause they are difficult to hold still. Putting a camera to your face is very stabilizing.
Summary: I was looking for a compact point & shoot type camcorder and this was excellent; 10X zoom, stainless steel body, & an impressive power-on/off mode (enough for the guy next to you to stare at the camera while you switch it on). I was one of those who dumped their tape-based video camcorders because I could not be bothered with keeping tapes, let alone editing them. So even when the introduction of mini DVs, CD-R or DVD-Rs, I still shy away from taking videos.