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.
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.
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.
Summary: Well, I just sold my new SONY DSC-TX1 in Costa Rica for the same price I paid online a few weeks back. And here's why: STILLS: First, I must say the SWEEP PANORAMA technology is very accurate and very effective. But how often do you spin around in circles taking pano shots? Well, maybe at the nude beach or Yosemite Park. But not a deal maker for me.