Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
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BEWARE! Camera will stop working in 9 months of occasional underwater usage.
A. V., Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: BEWARE! The camera will fail within 9 months and Precision Camera (Sony's only repair center) will NOT repair it. I had this camera since April 2014 (purchased brand new at the Sony Store in Aventura, FL), so it's under 1 yr manufacturer's warranty until April 2015 (or so I thought in December 2014 when it broke).
Summary: This camera was fine and even fun while it worked. However, I put it in panorama mode one day and it won't exit so it is now rather useless. I can't change the capture settings, view the existing photos or even change the direction of the panorama sweep. If it had some hard wire buttons other than on/off, capture and movie, it could probably be reset but as of now, it is a left sweep panorama device only.
Summary: Well, this took fantastic photos until it was used for its intended purpose of it being waterproof. It broke the moment it touched water. I triple checked the seal, jumped into the water, and it wouldn't turn on. Once i got it back on land, i opened it up and found condensation around the battery. Best part - i was in Europe and bought the camera few weeks before the trip, so by the time i got home, the 30 day return policy according to Amazon was over.
Excerpt: Great camera until I tried to download pics. Images are stored in a non-standard Sony format that requires special software to be installed from the Sony website. Furthermore these apps do not support WinXP. Because of the non-standard format used on the microSD, I can't even read the card if I plug it into my PC. So I am stuck with a [$] piece of junk that I can't pictures off of.
Summary: I bought this camera expecting the quality of Sony that I have become accustomed to through other products such as their TVs, Surround Sound Systems, Receivers, and Portable Stereo Devices. The Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera TX30 seemed to be the perfect camera for me and my life style. It is advertised as “certified waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof”. It is NOT!
Summary: brought this camera for a family trip to Jamaica and was not able to get one picture from this product. I put the camera on and as soon as it hit water it stopped working. What do I do now because this is not what I paid for? I lost the ability to record all water activities in Jamaica.
Summary: Bought the camera last November 2013 Took it on 4 vacation trips Took great pictures Worked on 3 trips - underwater 4th trip - underwater. (No Cracks, NOT dropped)Leaked, Stopped Working and now - Trash. (April 2014) It is NOT covered by Sony Warranty if it leaked and has corrosion.
Summary: I bought this camera over a month ago. Using it a few times on trips to take pictures and the pictures are looking OK. However, when it ran out of battery today and I tried to charge it, charger came with the device would not fit into the camera. This make me wonder if this is really a Sony product. Charger would not fit a camera is just too obvious of a mistake to me for a company like Sony.