Summary: Disappointingly, my TX-10 also leaked on its first trial in the Caribbean and corroded the USB port, and its cable plug. As an avid TX-5 user with its touch screen (which works underwater; the TX-10 screen does not)and its single door (versus two on the TX-10), I had great hopes for this newer model, but Sony seems to have gone backward with this one. I hope their next model will include the good features of the TX-5, including one less door that might leak.
Summary: This camera takes great pictures for a point and shoot, especially under low light conditions. However, if you are looking for a durable, waterproof, shockproof camera that's all around more rugged, I would stick with cannon, olympus, or panasonic. This camera is not durable at all. The frame surrounding my screen broke while the camera was in a hard case inside my purse on a separate compartment. Where is the shockproof there?!
Summary: not waterproof! not shockproof! paid 169 on black friday, and to fix it customer service is asking for over 220.... useless, ill never buy cameras from sony again, really bad customer service....
Summary: I've read the negative reviews on this product not being as "water proof" as expected, and I haven't dunk it in a pool, yet. It's been splashed a little, though. Otherwise this camera is pretty great for its class and price. It's no DSLR like my Nikon, but again it's a point and shoot so I didn't expect its blur background functionality to be that robust.
Camera got water in it on trip to Galapagos...ruined!!
Karolyn Couch, Amazon
10 April 2012
Summary: I bought this camera a few months ago and used it quite a bit. But the reason I ordered it was for our most recent trip to the Galapagos. We went snorkeling and I used it on the first and second day and all was good. The third day I used it I noticed that I could not get it to work once in the water. When I got back to the ship I opened it up to take out the batter (figuring that the battery needed to be charged) only to have water come out!!
Summary: This camera is so great. It has awesome features and special effects. This magenta/pink color is just beautiful and the picture quality is amazing! The touch screen works very well, and it comes with a pen if you would like to use that instead of your fingers. Definitely recommend this product!
Nice Camera, Water Leaked Inside it Though... Got Replacement!
T. BISHOP, Amazon
21 March 2012
Summary: I decided to write a review so people would know that sony did give me a replacement camera (Only cost of $15 for shipping) after my first one got water inside of it. I had been looking for a good waterproof camera for a while to use while on cruises and other places while snorkeling. Generally, the camera has a great form factor. It takes sharp images and has a lot of neat settings, including 3D and panoramic pictures.