Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 Review

November 3, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Daniel

I think it’s worth mentioning that Sony cameras use Memory Sticks rather than SD Cards, which is quite annoying, especially for people who owned another camera before.

On the other hand, this seems to be the only point and shoot that is capable to optically zoom while recording video - a feature that I find absolutely fantastic.

2:00 pm - Sunday, December 20, 2009

#2 Daniel

I showed my wife this camera at best buy and we bought it within 20 minutes of trying it out.

The Panaroma shots are amazing and the camera takes very good pictures and video.

We could not believe how good a picture it took in low light without a flash.
I love how easy it is to use.

9:31 pm - Tuesday, December 29, 2009

#3 Demonixon

Bought this for my wife as xmas present. Although, its kinda a bit pricey for a point and shoot camera, but hey, look at its features. Its not so bad after all….
Exmor R Sensor, Twilight Mode (sharper night mode and less noise), Wonderful Burst mode, Wonderful Panoramic Scan and shoot mode, excellent macro shots, excellent anti blur mode….although less control on manual shootings, its an easy and powerful “point and shoot” compact digital camera. Do not even compare it with a “DSLR” because it is not a DSLR camera. I believe, TX1 and the soon coming TX7 will beat other digital point and shoot camera. I am not a fan of Sony digital camera but I just like this Cybershot TX1 model for its features and quality and also its touch screen funtionality. Remember, its just point and shoot camera.

10:30 pm - Thursday, February 18, 2010

#4 Wes

Yeah the dreaded Memorystick. It is essentially like Betamax and VHS, Blueray and HD-DVD. In this case Sony lost again, but for most people, they kept going. However, there was a news article that Sony is going to start producing cameras with SD card capability so no more annoying incompatabilities.

Now it is just Olympus that has to get rid of their XD.

3:20 am - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

#5 uana_be

i have this sony cyber shot tx1 and i can’t seem to find how i can take black&white; and sepia pictures…can anybody help me with this one?? Please

9:42 am - Friday, May 7, 2010

#6 Bagus Prsetyo Widodo

I just bought this amazing camera. Slim, touch screen, great menu, fast, durable because of metal casing and everything runs very well. Recommended.

4:28 pm - Sunday, June 27, 2010

#7 farook

Best camera i’ve tried..attention grabber without a doubt! The photo quality is great for a point and shoot. The Imode works very well indeed. Ive heard pple having issues with over-exposed shots under bright sunny conditions, but this can easily be rectified by setting the EV :) This camera is slim and well-built. But the new Tx5 is better interms of wider angle(25mm) and HDR mode capability. and the little matter about it being waterproof and drop proof! :)

9:06 am - Tuesday, June 29, 2010

#8 Carroll

Got the camera two days ago and I am disappointed in the picture quality.  This is my third Sony digital.  My current Sony is an H20 which cost about the same as the TX1 (it is also 10MP with a 10X zoom).  The H20 is excellent and it is almost impossible to take a bad picture with it!

Comparing shots taken by the H20 and the TX1 there are significant differences.  The TX1 shots appear to be “washed out” and lacking in detail.

Have I gotten a lemon or have I set the bar too high for the TX1?  Help!  I only have 30 days to get a refund.

12:48 pm - Friday, September 3, 2010

#9 Wud Man

I have my trusty Sony DSC-T30 on my belt, where it has been for 4 years. It is starting to finally show it’s age, but guess what, I am shopping for a new ultra compact by Sony. I have taken video that has been used on news programs, tons of video in bars of bands playing and tens of thousands of pictures with the tiny beast and again, am shopping for another Sony.
If this camera is 3/4 of my second gen version of this style, it will be a great camera. My DSC-T30 does get noisy at 1000 iso, but what would you expect shooting in a small, club, no flash and only stage lights while in “sensitive” mode.
I shoot a lot of pictures while flying about the country and from 40,000 feet, I have stuff that makes me wonder why the guys surveying the oil spill didn’t use a Sony. Conversely, I have used the “macro” to take pictures of flowers as small as 1/4 inch in the desert and when you blow them up, the crops look outstanding.
About the videos, I have posted several on YouTube and in most cases the audio is the best of the videos shot by hand-helds.
I am looking forward to one of these newer ones, probably the TX1, because they shoot HD which makes me smile more.
Finally, sure, the cameras use Sony’s Memory Stick. Oh well, that has never been a problem. You should be replacing your memory cards with the camera IF your last camera lasted! My Sandisk memory cards are finally coming apart, (physically) after four years and I bet Sandisk will replace them.
Bottom line, at least mine has been AWESOME!
ten thousand to the X images later

2:11 pm - Thursday, September 30, 2010

#10 Victor

They sell an adaptor for mini SD to the Sony ProDuo, even have a double mini SD adaptor (Photo Fast MS 400)

2:35 am - Friday, November 19, 2010

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