Excerpt: Sony's new DSC-TX1 is driven almost completely by a touch-based interface. This being the case the rear of the camera is dominated by a large 3-inch LCD, though there are a few buttons (such as shutter control and zoom) strewn across the camera's top body.
Summary: It’s been a long time since I haven’t been excited by a compact point & shoot. For sure these cameras will never reach what you can achieve with a proper DSLR, but for an everyday shooter that you can easily carry around, both the WX1 and TX1 offer impressive performance (especially in low light).
Excerpt: If you thought that touch-screens were just for phones, then think again – Sony have installed one in their latest Cyber-Shot offering, the DSC-TX1. Retailing from around £225, this point and click camera isn’t cheap, but is packed with features, looks stylish and sophisticated and, most...
Excerpt: Available in five different colors (gray, silver, gold, pink and "non-blue"), the Cybershot DSC-TX1 Sony's 10.2 megapixel back to wearing what has become a classic Cybershot dress. Usual solid and well finished metal body, rounded lines, compact size (93.8 x58, 2mm) and - above all - thin (16.5 mm).
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is such an amazing fusion of style and technology that it's easy to overlook some pretty basic issues. It's too easy to drop when you're trying to slide the lens cover open, the 16:9 ratio LCD display is an inefficient size for showing stills, and the lens range is...
Pros: Excellent 'sweep panorama' mode; 10-frames-per-second shooting at full resolution; good performance at high ISOs.
Cons: Very expensive; 4x non-wideangle zoom; awkward lens-cover action; wasted screen area in 4:3 stills mode.
Excerpt: If you’ve ever tried to sneak a picture of a celebrity busting a move in a dark club, you know the disappointment that comes with blurry, grainy photos. Well, stalkerazzi, rejoice!
Pros: Thin and light with an impressive touchscreen and amazing low-light capabilities. A fast 10-fps shutter is perfect for sports, kids, animals and the occasional fleeing celebrity. Cool new features like Hand-Held Twilight and Sweep Panorama modes work like a charm.
Cons: You pay big bucks for such a small cam: Price tag skates close to 4 Benjamins. Confusing menus can make it frustrating to change settings on the fly.
Conclusion: We have to look at this camera as a version-0.9 offering. Although it’s almost fully developed, it’s not all the way there. Sweep Panorama and Handheld Twilight are really good features, as is the 10-frames-per-second shooting.
A thin and quick camera with an advanced image processor
Good Gear Guide.au
28 July 2010
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a super-slim camera that packs in a competent image sensor and takes reasonable photos. It's not particularly fast and its high ISO settings introduce significant noise, but it might be a decent camera to take out for a night on the town.
Pros: Good low light shooting with new image sensor