Summary: The Canon PowerShot TX-1 is an extremely versatile compact still and video camera. I was initially looking for a compact unit that combined good quality imagery with a cool looking package on a budget. What I got did not disappoint. First, let me tell you what this isn't. This little machine is not made to meet the rigorous demands of even semi-professional photographers and videographers. This unit is made for FUN!
Summary: Great lenses and works great with the Stereo Data Maker (SDM) 3D system - just download the program onto your SD card(s), insert the card(s) in the camera(s)and you can take perfectly synched 3D stills and movies - the program on your card does all the work and all you need is a switch which you can make for a few dollars or purchase (see SDM on google)- only works with certain Canon cameras.
Summary: The ideal vacation camera. It is one of the first SDLR cams that truly shoots HD as well as taking pics. The small size however does not allow for a lot of panning etc. as any movement is immediately picked up and might make spectators dizzy later. So a small monopod or tripod are a must. I only shot video so cannot say anything about the pics. The fact that it is metal (aluminum) adds to its appeal as far as I'm concerned, and it is the size of a pack of playing cards.
Summary: For the price and size this camera really can't be beat. The still camera images are crystal clear and the 720p video is great for the price. Add on top of that that the camera is small enough to fit in your pocket and you whave a winning combination. I take this camera with me everywhere and use it all the time, and if was any larger I probably wouldn't... but it is perfect for the on the go amatuer.
Summary: Canon PowerShot TX1 7.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom I was in the market for a new camera & a new camcorder, to replace my 3.0 MP Olympus & my JVC DV camcorder. In my research , I came across the Canon TX1 . For me, it is the perfect solution. I am by no means an expert photographer- just a guy who wants to be able to take some nice pictures & video of the family.
Summary: This is my favorite digital camera of the 4 that I have. The zoom is excellent, picture quality is sharp and vivid. You can't get this good of an optical zoom on this small of a camera anywhere else. And I got a great deal on it at Amazon.