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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
6.3 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5: Review

Review guidelines
5 July 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a compact camera very interesting, especially for the presence of a touch screen display and for her body resistant to water, dust, shock and low temperatures.
  • Pros: Waterproof, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Shock and Dust Resistant, Smile Shutter, Double anti-blur system, Face Detection.
  • Cons: Memory, Zoom.
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Overall 7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review

15 April 2011
  • Conclusion: If you’re specifically on the hunt for a dustproof, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof point-and-shoot that you can really subject to the elements and push to the weather limits, the TX5 will do, but it can easily be bested by cameras without rugged specs.
  • Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Impressive in low light, Panorama sweep is a nice bonus feature, Sliding on/off panel is convenient
  • Cons: Too small, Operating with touchscreen only might scare some off, Competitors in this price range have more built-in features, Touchscreen could be difficult to manipulate in some “tough cam” scenarios
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Slim In The Roughhousing City

Gear Patrol
9 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Sony is entering the ruggedized camera game with the DSC-TX5 (est. $300), an ultracompact camera capable of handling anything from tame family vacations to full-on nightlifers. Waterproof down to 10 feet (for 60 mins), shockproof from drops of 5 feet, and capable of operating in temperatures as low...
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Sony Cyber-shot TX5 Review

What Digital Camera
6 January 2011
  • Summary: Perhaps one of the best looking everything-proof compacts on the market and with sometimes-excellent image quality, but at almost £300 it’s priced far higher than it should be.
  • Pros: Great design, life-proofing, image quality can be excellent, responsive LCD
  • Cons: Soft images, auto white balance system, very expensive, low-resolution LCD screen
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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5 Review

Photography Review
16 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The TX5 is Sony’s first waterproof point-and-shoot camera. Actually, I’ve been told there was a 2-megapixel model a few years ago. That makes this their first modern, rugged camera, with really useable features and resolution.
  • Pros: Very, Waterproof and shockproof, CMOS sensor delivers better image quality than other waterproof point-and-shoot cameras, Touchscreen display is great for playing in the water and works with gloves on!, Customizable controls, 10 frames-per-second full resolution burst mode, 720p HD video, Sony’s ...
  • Cons: Too easy to get finger in front of lens, Polished sliding cover easily scratched, Sony menus less intuitive than other makers, Image quality not as good as non-waterproof cameras, Touchscreen means greasy fingerprints on LCD display, Active outdoor folks who want to be able to take pictures in al...
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Overall 6

Expert Review

10 March 2010

Sony Cyber-shot TX5 Hands-On Review

6 March 2010
  • Summary: If you haven’t figured it out yet, I was very impressed with the Sony TX5. Even without considering the rugged build of the TX5, it would be a solid offering with an above-average feature set.
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Overall 8
Picture quality 8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5, ideal for the adventurous or accident-prone

PC Authority
13 February 2011
  • Summary: A capable snapper that’s protected from water, dust, knocks and cold
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Overall 9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Trusted Reviews
12 January 2011
  • Summary: How can a waterproof camera look this good?
  • Pros: Rugged skills without rugged looks, Natural colour reproduction, Large 3-inch touchscreen LCD
  • Cons: Autofocus slows a little low light, Lack of manual settings options, Touchscreen display not that responsive
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Overall 6

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is the first ruggedised Sony camera to hit the Australian market

Good Gear Guide.au
30 December 2010
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is something of a novelty: a ruggedised camera with an ultra-compact design. It's not quite as tough as some competing digital cameras, and we weren't overly impressed by its image quality.
  • Pros: Responsive touchscreen, start-up time is minimal
  • Cons: Took unimpressive photos during our tests, awkward design
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