Summary: If you take a picture with flash, is very likely that you're going to get a blue flare in the upper right corner and white faces. Terrible camera, gorilla glass in the front creates glares in pictures and all kinds of problems, since it messes up lighting, stay away from it, DO NOT BUY....
Summary: I bought a few days ago the camera and altough the status of it was "in stock" they didn't have it, and thats not it it appears that this item has been discontinued by the manufacture so they won't have any more cameras like this and still says "in stock" si don't buy it 'cuz you're not gonna get it.
reflection problems and no underwater touchscreen use
L Garcia, Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: the glass front of the camera gives it a nice design feature, but if there is any fingerprint, smudge or dirt, this will convert to a clue glare that shows up on the pictures. Sony know about this, after several phone calls to technical team and repair facility, but offered no solution but to clean it every time you take a picture. So make sure you are always carrying a lint-free rag with your camera. I am not sure this is the only reason you get a glare....
Don't buy this product. It has a major design problem.
19 July 2013
Summary: I bought this to carry it around in my pocket. As it was dust proof, I expected it to be useful. It is light. It's picture quality is not better than other Sony and better lenz cameras. Still, it is good. It is not easy to hold with one hand. It is not intuitive. The major problem is the plastic front cover gets scratched easily. So, I have scratches in front of the lenz. It is a bad design. The later model has sliding cover that prevents this. Don't buy it.
Summary: Bought this item in the hopes I could use it in generally calm waters consistently to take basic underwater photos. Camera died within a few times of using it. Magically it came back on and used a few more times before it died. I mailed it back to sony who made the determination that it was improperly used even though it's as simple as closing the hatch on the bottom with no debris in the seal. Not only did this happen to me but to another friend with a similar model.
Summary: This camera has a lot of nice features but it's unable to take good photos or videos. If you take a picture with flash, is very likely that you're going to get a blue flare in the upper right corner and white faces. It's a battery sucker! Don't waste your money buying this camera, the older models like TX10 or TX20 are way better (and cheaper).
Summary: The camera takes great pictures and is quite easy to use - just like a cell phone camera. BUT..... one would think for an underwater camera, that the controls could be used while... UNDERWATER? Nope! The touchscreen is completely functionless while wet, nt registering any capacitive finger presses or pressure.