Summary: This expensive and fully featured camera is made for people who have no idea about photography and don't care. In some ways it is remarkably capable and in other ways it is so dumbed down that the needs of precision are removed and the result is unsatisfactory. Some shots are breathtakingly beautiful. Colors seem to pop and the images seem to be larger than life and richer than the actual scene.
Summary: I've enjoyed these small easy to use Sony cameras for several years, had several of them, they take amazingly good pictures! This camera has two new features I like, allowing for excessive back lighting & background defocus. Taking videos has always been simple until this camera, the start & stop control is a touch icon on the screen which is awkward to reach & doesn't always react when it's touched, sometimes takes several taps which means the video is still on while...
Excerpt: This is my 4th digital camera. Before this I was using IXUS 980IS which I bought back in late 2008. 3 years after using the IXUS, I thought it was like a high time to update. Furthermore, I was looking for something much more compact than IXUS - and without having to deal with protruding lens when doing the shooting. The HD video is the one that compels me the most. The video shooting is a blast for camera this size.
Summary: I feel like I wasted 240 bucks because the shooting is actually very frustrating. The touch screen isn't very sensitive so you have to "press down" a little to get a response. The movie option is VERY annoying because you'd think to start and stop recording you'd press the stutter button. Nope. When you touch the movie option it immediately starts shooting and to stop you have to touch the "stop" on the screen.
Excerpt: TX100V Sony has a super small, pocket-able camera with the TX100V. The TX100V has a very fast start-up times, though sometimes the sliding lid is difficult to slide down. The large oled screen has great color and detail but can be hard to see outdoors. The touch screen is good and bad. It can be too sensitive sometimes and non-responsive at others. Most often when touching the screen is not working, by switching to your other hand it will work.
Summary: After a horrible initial experience, Sony customer service contacted my and provided a new camera. I will try again. I appreciate the effort the 2nd round of customer service put forth to correct a terrible first experience. Thanks Sony! Camera is easy to use. I am looking forward to trying it out.
Summary: I tried this camera out hoping that it would be the perfect pocket camera with excellent image quality. Unfortunately, the image quality just isn't there. It is OK if you don't zoom in at all or crop your pictures, but compared to an SLR (Yes, I know, big difference...) the image quality is NOT good. I ended up with a Sony NEX-5 and could't be happier with it.
Summary: Conclusion: The TX9 is a better camera and much cheaper. PROS: *You can finally charge via USB! This is the first Sony camera I've tried where you do not have to take the battery out of the camera to charge it. This also means that you can can bring just the cable with you and leave the bulky charger at home when you travel if you have a laptop to plug into. This is great. *HDR mode is very nice in the correct situations.