Summary: I really like this camera - this is why I bought another one after the first one showed that it was NOT waterproof... The bad thing about this was, that after one year I did not get a new one. Warranty had expired. Expensive deal.
Summary: I like the slide-on slide-off nature of this camera. Sliding down the metal part in the front turns it on and snapping it back up, off. makes it easy to use the camera quickly. As with most digital cameras, outdoor and well lit shots turn out great. In low light situations, problems still persist.
Summary: I bought this camera almost 2 years ago and have enjoyed the panornama, underwater and the size, but now the touch screen went out and Sony wants around $150.00 to fix it. Tough call for a 2 year old camera. Also this camera is no good for shooting pictures towards the sunlight.
Summary: I bought this camera just before I went on my honeymoon in Mexico. I specifically wanted a waterproof but stylish camera and this fit the bill perfectly. Over all this camera is pretty easy to use once you got use to the interface.
Summary: Portability great. Love the panorama and macro features. Only qualifiers: - Have not yet taken it into the water to ocean testing. Will therefore reserve judgement on waterproofing. - Some minor view screen scratching after brief use.
Summary: I bought this camera due to it's waterproofness and apparent toughness. It takes great pictures and the interface is easy to use once you figure out where everything is. Even with all the great features of this camera, I'm going to send it back.
Summary: For anyone contemplating on buying this camera. Please test out the underwater feature immediately. I thought I had 30 days (from shipping date) to test and return/exchange the camera if defective. I tested mine too late (past the 15 day return policy of Amazon seller Abt Electronics).
Small, Nice Features, super fast, but variable Image quality
Carson Lawall "C. L.", Amazon
6 June 2010
Summary: I bought this camera (Sony Cyber-shot Tx5) to replace a 2 year old olympus stylus tough that had leaked and to supplement a Fuji Finepix F200 EXR with waterproof case. This will be a little comparison for waterproof cameras and cased cameras.
great features, bad design, Sony doesn't stand behind warranty
15 November 2012
Summary: the phone itself is great. the pictures it takes are great, the user interface is simple and there are many great features like panoramic, night mode, etc. However...this particular model has design issues.