Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
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17 August 2012
Conclusion: Likewise, the plastic covers protecting the SD card/battery compartment and the connection ports – although they do sport rubber seals to guard against water and muck getting inside – don't offer the same reassurance provided by the double-locking mechanisms on some competitors.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is gorgeous on the outside thanks to a slick and slim design and a sharp rear touch-screen LCD. This rugged pocket camera is waterproof to 16 feet, but its image quality is very disappointing.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS – a duel of rugged compact cameras
9 May 2012
Conclusion: For meeting friends or spending quality time with your family – be it in the city or outdoors – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is the preferred choice for taking snapshots. For $329.99 it gets you a camera that’s just as tough as its rival but with loads of flair. But if you are a sea-lover by heart and wish to capture fast-moving objects in picture-perfect frames, Olympus TG-1 iHS Tough Camera is the better performer with its continuous shooting speed of 30fps and a tough...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 – the stylish but otherwise rugged compact camera
13 March 2012
Conclusion: DSC-TX20 makes an impressive addition to Sony’s Cyber-shot series. Its dual-color design gives users the option to choose between fresh colors and classier, monochromatic combinations. Despite its compact and stylish body, that doesn’t make TX20 any more fragile. In fact, it’s designed for rugged conditions able to withstand shock, freezing temperatures, and water submersion.
Excerpt: To look at the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 digital compact camera, you'd be mistaken in thinking that it's another run of the mill model. That's partly because of the unassuming fascia and partly due to the lack of buttons on the back of the camera. In reality there's a lot to this little camera. Slide down the front cover and you're greeted by a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens.
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot TX20 is an ultra compact waterproof camera from Sony with a 16.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, Full HD video recording, and a 3 inch touch screen on the back. It's one of the most stylish waterproof cameras available and is waterproof to 5 metres, and shockproof from 1.5 meters.
Pros: 1cm macro mode, Full HD video, 10fps continuous shooting, Good image quality and colour, Extremely compact, stylish, Doesn't look like a waterproof camera
Cons: No real difference between the TX20 and TX10, Some small touch buttons on screen, Forgets / resets lens position when you go into playback mode, High price
Conclusion: While it may not be a leading light in terms of the image quality it's capable of producing, as an everyday camera the Sony TX20 is a pretty good all-rounder, with the added bonus of being able to withstand more punishment than your average compact.
Summary: Style and a little bit of substance can go together in a tough camera, as long as your expectations of photo quality are not too high. The TX20 is a slimline, waterproof model that will appeal to fashionistas more so than fashion photographers.
Pros: Stylish, slimline camera, High-resolution touchscreen, Good video quality, Decent image quality if you just want snapshots/web use
Cons: Surface is slippery even when dry, Buttons might be too small for some hands, Can't use touchscreen underwater