Summary: The TX100V is not for everybody - with an MSRP of almost four hundred bucks it costs about four times what Canon's cheapest digicam sells for and more than twice as much as an average digicam. This little digicam was obviously designed for folks who are seeking a high-end camera, but it allows essentially no user input into the exposure process - so it clearly wasn't designed for traditional photography enthusiasts.
Pros: The perfect pocket camera, Stylish and tough, Great video quality
Cons: Expensive, "Virtual" movie stop/start button, Finicky touch screen
Conclusion: Solid-quality stills for the most part, superior videos (beyond the wind-tunnel noise from the stereo mics), a nice touch interface, 3D capability, built-in GPS and a big, beautiful screen—the TX100V seems like a winner. And it is — except for that 3.5-inch OLED display. We’d easily give this camera an Editor’s Choice award other than the fact the screen was almost unusable in the bright Florida sunshine.
Pros: 16.2-megapixel CMOS imager, Outstanding 1080p videos, Beautiful but frustrating 3.5-inch touch screen, Great styling, even in red
Cons: Screen wipes out in strong sunshine, Background Defocus effects are minimal, Mics do not handle wind well