Summary: I love this camera. I bought my first TX-7 in May 2010. I dropped it in a parking lot and it got run over in fall 2012. I replaced it with exactly the same camera. I fell in a river with the replacement camera last month. Water got in the camera. It still works but the internal lens got muddy so it doesn't work well. I just bought exactly the same camera. Why? The pictures are beautiful. The image isn't quite as sharp as a Canon but the colors are amazing.
Summary: I just bought my second one of these... I use my first one for work and have taken 1000's of perfect pictures in blackout conditions - including damp and dirty environments. I have to say I am constantly amazed at the camera's quality... and ability to stay functioning. I just bought my second one in case the first one gets dropped or lost.
Summary: I've had this camera for over 4 years (starting to catch up on my reviews) and it is still my to go point and shoot. My favorite part is the video quality and iSweep panorama (loved it). The reason why I removed 1 star was because night / low light shooting is not great with Intelligent Auto Auto mode.
Summary: Seller shipped quickly and was well packed. I could not review very quickly as the battery was dead and the purchase did not include a charger. After ordering a charger (and battery in case the one recieved was no good) the camera worked properly. Major defect was the screen which was badly mottled but did not seem to affect the picture taking. In all considering the price I was satisfied.
Summary: I use this camera every day as a general shooter and it has performed well enough. There is a lot of screen glare when trying to see what you are focusing on when there is too much sunlight making it difficult to see if your in frame or not.
Summary: Amazing pictures with a fast shutter speed. You can spend a lot more and get a better camera but this was the biggest bang for my buck back in 2010. Video capabilities are horrid though. Then again it's been nearly 4 years since the release but my iPhone takes better video. This camera still takes better pictures. I suggest buying a cheap 8GB memory card for it.
Summary: I was fascinated by the camera, even knowing very little about it. I decided to buy one and was just thrilled with the performance. I also made that decision based on Amazon reviews of quite a number of Sony cameras like this as well as reviews on You Tube. I have since bought five more. Two were defective and returned via E-bay. Never know what you are going to get when buying used. I would not buy a used one without some type of return or item warranty.