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.
Excerpt: My father seems like he has gotten used to it but definitely not me. I still prefer the traditional digital camera’s control scheme and design. Overall, this TX-1 is a very good hybrid device with excellent features and is also the first one of its kind to introduce such features. There are few serious shortcomings such as the awkward design but this is by far one of the best hybrid offerings around.
Excerpt: The camera seems to be designed only for right handed people, and being a lefty, I initially had problems holding it correctly during shoots. however, I learned holding it with both hands, which also helps in stabilizing it better. The video is saved in MJPEG format and the files are huge. This may create problems for those who wish to shoot lots of movie clips with this. A high capacity memory card is highly recommended.