Component Broke within 4 months with minimal usage. Bad soldering on board?
Design23D "design23d", Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: After maybe a dozen uses the USB connector pulled the component it inserts into right out of the camera. Can't charge, can't upload pictures. Bad solder? Poor design? I snapped a picture with my iPad but don't see how to upload here to share. I had to buy a micro card reader and battery recharger to get my pictures off of the TX200V. Very disappointing.
Summary: The DSC-TX200V takes okay pictures. However, when I was using the camera in southeast asia, the GPS feature only worked 10-20% of the time even though I was taking the pictures outdoor. Sony should disclose the accuracy of its GPS function! If I had known that the GPS function works only occasionally, I would have purchased a less expensive camera.
Summary: I tried hard to like this camera , sadly it was one great flaw. The smooth face . As you handle the camera , pull it out of the case , or just pick it up, you can not keep your finger prints off the lens or the flash. The camera takes great photos, the gps work fine and let's you know where the photo was taken. All the camera "stuff" is great. The smooth face is a design flaw. If the glass had texture where the lens isn't, is all that's needed.
Summary: Those complaining about video quality are not using fast memory cards. A cheap memory card will not have proper recording at higher resolutions because the camera cannot write fast enough to it. The picture quality is really good. The battery meter leaves a lot to be desired. It can be at 1 bar, turn it off for 2 seconds and back on and it will be at 3 bars. GPS seems to take forever to lock on. picture capture is great, video is great.