Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5.
The Canon Digital IXUS 210 (also called the Canon Powershot SD3500 IS) joins the small but growing band of cameras that offer a graceful touch-screen interface rather than a cluttered collection of external controls. Almost every aspect of the IXUS 210's operation can be controlled by interacting with the massive and high-res 3.5 inch LCD screen that dominates the rear of the camera. Other standout features include 14 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 24mm wide-angle setting, and 720p HD movie recording. Mark Goldstein gets all touchy-feely with Canon's second touch screen camera in our Canon Digital IXUS 210 review.
The EX-G1 is the first all-action water, dust, shock and freeze -proof camera from Casio, branded with the company's famous G-Shock moniker. This is also the slimmest tough camera in the world, and also beautifully styled and made. The EXG1 is up against some tough competition though, with Olympus very well-established, Panasonic making a recent splash, and Pentax offering some worthy budget alternatives. Read our Casio EX-G1 review to find out it can out-muscle the competition.
The new Nikon Coolpix S4000 camera features a touch-sensitive user interface that allows you to interact with the LCD screen to set the focus and exposure for your subject. In addition to the cutting-edge 3 inch touch-screen, the S4000 also offer 12 megapixels, a 4x wide-angle lens, and high-definition video recording at 720p. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S4000 review to find out if it's worth getting your hands on it...
As its name suggests, the Olympus mju Tough 8000 is one of the most resilient cameras around. The Tough 8000 is water-, crush-, freeze- and shock proof, making it perfect for use by all the family. Also known as the Stylus Tough 8000 in North America, this is a 12 megapixel digital camera with a 3.6x image stabilised zoom lens and 2.7 inch LCD screen. Retailing for £340 / $399, we find out if the Olympus mju Tough 8000 is the perfect do-it-all, take-it-everywhere camera for the whole family in our latest in-depth review.
It hasn't taken Panasonic long to release their second all-action digicam, the Lumix DMC-FT2. Successor to the very good FT1 model that we reviewed just a few weeks ago, the Panasonic FT2 gains new freezeproof capabilities, better shock and water proofness, plus a faster auto-focus system, more stable anti-shake, and a couple more megapixels. In this World First review, find out if the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 is the new toughest camera on the block.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 is a new ultra-slim camera with touch-screen technology that won't break the bank. Featuring a clever 4x folded-optics zoom lens and large 3 inch touch screen LCD, the 14 megapixel Panasonic FP3 could be your for just £179 / $230. Gavin Stoker discovers if Panasonic have delivered a winning combination of features and value for money in our Lumix DMC-FP3 review.
The Pentax Optio W90 is a new all-action, go-everywhere camera. The W90 is shock, freeze, dust and water proof, and features 12 megapixels, 2.7 inch LCD, a 5x zoom lens and HD movie recording. Available for less than £250 / $275, Gavin Stoker gets to grips with the Pentax Optio W90 in our latest in-depth review.
The new Samsung ST550 camera pushes the envelope of user interface design, with a incredibly clever touch-screen interface that is finally worth using. Widely promoted in an expensive TV ad campaign, the ST550 (also known as the TL225) has an LCD screen on the front as well as the back, which is used for self-portraits. A 12 megapixel sensor and 4.6x wide-angle zoom complete the key specifications of the ST-550. Mark Goldstein finds out if the Samsung ST550 / TL225 is the ultimate Christmas gift in our in-depth expert review...
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