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: I was really loving this camera, until it slipped out of my hand, fell about 3 feet, and the front sliding cover popped off. I sent it in for warranty, and Sony's service center is telling me that because it was dropped it is out of warranty and the repair is $267! Needs a new lens, new front cover parts, new microphone, etc. The description says you can drop it from 5 feet, but I'm not sure why they would advertise that if the warranty won't cover the repair.
Summary: Its a very nice camera, picture quality is very good, touch screen is good. But the battery life is too bad. It does not continue even for 30 pics. If the battery is kept in the camera for 3/4 days, the battery got dead.
Summary: I love the camera enough to buy a USB cable instead of returning it - but the cable is absolutely essential, since Sony uses a proprietary USB port and it's impossible to charge the battery without the cable.
Summary: As a Sony camera's fan, I've the right to say that this time Sony has done a bad job. 1) Most of the functions on the touch screen have such small icons and the sensitivity is so weak that it is a very frustrating experience to use it. The scroll symbol at the right of the screen (for example) is so small that is almost impossible to use. In fact, this camera comes with a little plastic stick as a "help" for this crazy desing, like the old Palm Pilots.
Summary: I finally got this camera on a Gold Box Deal of the Day but am very scared to use it underwater because I dropped it once and the battery case opened! So how sure am I that that won't happen underwater? And if it does open and the camera breaks, Sony won't give me a warranty for that. :( I don't know what to do currently.
Summary: I was so excited to finally get a nice Mega Pixel camera, to only be disappointed and aggravated with the lack of quality and support. My daughter and I both have blonde hair and every time either of us were photographed with this camera our hair in the pics was red. Tried troubleshooting the white balance with no luck. Then went to esupport.sony.com and the chat person terminated my talk before it began.