Summary: There are some things I love about this camera--the size (fits in my pocket), the quality of shots when it is working properly, the burst feature. There is one thing that is so frustrating, it knocked off two stars. That is the touchscreen. First, it is all too easy while shooting to accidently change the settings and all too difficult to get back to what I want--after I realize what's happened.
Summary: I have had this camera for a little over a year. It does take great photos and video, however, the zoom toggle no longer works. For the price I paid for it (much more than it costs now)I expected a bit longer life.
Summary: I bought two of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1/P camera within months of one another the first from Amazon on 12-17-2009. One for my wife and then because I was so impressed, one for my me. While Sony no longer uses the DSC-TX1 model number, ours was the top of the line and we paid $329 each for these cameras. We both really enjoyed them for the first year. They are easy to use, shoot nice movies, have a big screen and great results. There wasn't much to complain about.
Summary: I bought the TX1 after using a borrowed one and comparing it to Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and the newest compact Sonys: TX100, TX7, T110. Price was not an objective. Compactness, panorama, internal lens, durability all needed to combine to produce great images. These images needed to impress on a 67" HD screen. When exposure settings are correct, they impress.
Summary: I finally realize that SMALL is not so good when I buy a camera. It just is TOO small. For traveling, I believe I would rather LOOK like a tourist and hang from my neck, than to put it back and forth in my purse/case.
Summary: I have said a million times say that I love my DSC-T500 It films amazing HD video, takes great photos, and overall is just a perfect pocket cam. I then got a Kodak Zi8, which also takes great videos (better quality then the T500), decent photos, but the low light video quality suffers from being darker then the T500. So my journey continues to find a better low light pocket cam, since I mostly work from dark comedy clubs and situations.
Conclusion: Convenient to use. Panorama is cool, but not very useful in reality.
Pros: Convenient to use. Panorama is cool, but not very useful in reality.
Cons: Image quality poor in most conditions other than bright sunlight. Had 5 mp DSC-F707 prior to this camera and this camera can't even come close to image quality of that 5MP unit. Only had this for 6 months, but am already looking for a replacement.
Excerpt: Convenient to use. Panorama is cool, but not very useful in reality. Image quality poor...appears to have 3MP resolution instead of 10 MP. Easy to use. Problems: Image quality poor in most conditions other than bright sunlight. Had 5 mp DSC-F707 prior to this camera and this camera can't even come close to image quality of that 5MP unit. Only had this for 6 months, but am already looking for a replacement.
Summary: After about 5 months with this camera I have produced some very high quality images even at 5 m pixels. The video's are amazingly brilliant and sharp too. The only problem I have had is with dust backscatter. I took about 100 images at a recent wedding I attended and at least half of them have ugly white rings which are present at different locations on the affected images. This only happens on the images that the flash fired.
Excerpt: This is well made camera but for me the results are poor. This is a point a shoot camera that so far has produced nothing but fuzzy or blurred pictures. My previous camera had a much lower spec yet produced much sharper pictures in less than optimal conditions. The video is quite good but is no compensation for the blurred pictures The twilight pictures only work well on a tripod but for a point and shoot your not going to carry one of those around with you.