Excerpt: Bought this to replace my TX-5 on which the touch capability on the screen had died.
So far, it's another great little camera from Sony. Small, great photos.
What I don't care for is the micro SD card that I have to put in an adapter to download the photos.
Excerpt: Got this camera for whitewater kayaking and it incidentally as a pocket point and shoot with a short zoom.
Though you can't really use the touch screen with wet hands you can easily open it up and operate zoom and movie mode one handed.
Greate camera will get an external battery charger
5 January 2016
Excerpt: For my 8 yr old daughter. Loved the color and how small it is. Easy to use. Haven't tried under water but pictures come out great even when she too them with shaky hands. Would recommend getting the external battery charger.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Sony Cyber Shot DSC-TX30 Waterproof 18.2MP Black Digital Camera
Tracy P., Overstock
29 December 2015
Summary: purchased this camera to use on our cruise. Great size - works well and takes great pictures. Only issue for me was trying to close the battery cover, i kept accidentally turning the camera on because of the way I had to hold it.
Excerpt: I owned a previous model for several years and used it for snorkling, and a pocket camera for when you don't want to carry around the big camera. Although it was only a 10 megapixels it took good photos and video.
Excerpt: The TX30 is fun on dry land and in water with a panorama function that allows for a unique perspective on some ordinary things. Its size is perfect for my fingers where some people with larger hands had complained about its usability. The LCD screen on back is a little dimmer than I would prefer.
Excerpt: This was a gift for someone who is a long distance, off the beaten path, hiker. He has dropped cameras off mountains and complained of dust and moisture issues with many other good cameras. It is early yet, but this cameras seems tough and tight, with no exposed zoom lens to collect dust.