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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 683 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and low light performance. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and zoom get negative views. There are mixed reviews on the contrast and focus.

portability, image quality, usability, low-light, performance

battery, features, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

 

The TX1 could easily be one of� the smallest and the slimmest consumer camera in the market today. The device is smaller than most of the multimedia and business phones out there.

The TX1 sells for Rs 20,990, that's Rs 1,000 more than the WX1, so it's going to be really difficult to chose one over the other. In the end its going to come down to personal choice and preference with touch interface, wide angle lens (on the WX1),...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1 Review

 

Sony'sCyber-Shot DSC-TX1 is a powerful ultra-compact digicam that is loadedwith top of the line features. This unit offers class leadingperformance, all for about $300. Read our Conclusion for more details.

Excellent build quality; Stylish and durable metal body; Ultra-compact size allows it to be carried in the smallest of pockets; Large touchscreen LCD; Effective iAuto mode; Superb image quality for size; Class leading shooting performance; Good "bang...

Small body takes getting use to for new users; Red-eye is common in people photos even with Red-eye reduction flash mode ; Bottom Line ; Sony'sCyber-Shot DSC-TX1 is a powerful ultra-compact digicam that is loadedwith top of the line features. This unit...

Sony'sCyber-Shot DSC-TX1 is a powerful ultra-compact digicam that is loadedwith top of the line features. This unit offers class leadingperformance, all for about $300. Read our

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 (Pink)

 

With the Cyber-shot DSC-TX1, Sony packed a lot of fun into a little camera. Without getting into all the technology, the ultracompact shines in low-light conditions, can shoot 10 frames per second at full resolution, and creates panorama shots with...

Well designed; several fun, useful features; improved touch-screen interface.

Mixed photo quality.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a first-rate ultracompact party companion that excels at snapshots, but those expecting superb photo quality for its price should pass on it.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

 

The holiday season is here, as are the accompanying parties and celebratory events. If you're all gussied up, you might as well bring a camera like Sony's fashion-conscious, 10.2-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC TX1 ($380 as of 11/23/2009), a touchscreen...

Well-implemented and easy-to-use touchscreen UI ; Sweep Panorama is a model implementation

Can't change shooting modes quickly ; Small shutter button and fragile zoom switch

The good-looking Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 offers a great panorama feature and a nice touchscreen, but switching between modes is time-consuming.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 scores mixed reception

 

By now you should be thoroughly familiar with Sony's Party-shot-loving and almost unreasonably svelte TX1 compact shooter. Its headline features -- 720p movie mode and better low light performance courtesy of the Exmor R sensor -- have now been put ...

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Fast, Slim Pocket Camera Is Paparazzi-Ready

 

Shooting pics of shady characters in low lighting? Sony's new TX1 will capture vibrant images in the darkest conditions.

Thin and light with an impressive touchscreen and amazing low-light capabilities. A fast 10-fps shutter is perfect for sports, kids, animals and the occasional fleeing celebrity. Cool new features like Hand-Held Twilight and Sweep Panorama modes work...

You pay big bucks for such a small cam: Price tag skates close to 4 Benjamins. Confusing menus can make it frustrating to change settings on the fly

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1 Review

 

While DSLRs generate huge amounts of online buzz, point-and-shoot digital cameras generate huge amounts of sales. An analyst told us that over 30 million digicams will be purchased this year, the majority for less than While DSLRs generate huge amounts...

Incredibly compact; 10 fps shooting; handheld Twilight and Sweep Panorama modes

Uneven picture quality; inaccurate focusing; LCD should be better; prefer wider-angle lens; optional cable required for HD video

Although it's almost fully developed, it's not all the way there and we would have a hard time recommending it.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

 

If you're in the market for a compact point-and-shoot digital camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 definitely deserves to be on your short list, if it's within your budget. It's a bit pricey, but performance is best in class. Low-light operation is...

10.2 megapixel CMOS sensor4X optical zoom3.0 inch LCD touchscreen10 fps continuous shootingExcellent low-light performance

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a new 10.2 megapixel compact point-and...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1

 

Sony's DSC-TX1 is to be used almost exclusively via its touchscreen interface. Is it any good?

A sleek camera with some neat functionality but its overall standing is hurt by its uneven photo capture performance.

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Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 camera

 

The good-looking Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 offers a great panorama feature and a nice touchscreen, but switching between modes is time-consuming.

Measuring 3.75 by 2.38 by 0.66 inches and weighing five ounces, the DSC-TX1 is small enough to fit into a coat pocket, and it won't take up a lot of room in a purse. The metal body has a front panel that slides down to reveal the camera's 4X Carl Zeiss...

Product Specifications

Sporting an ultra-thin body, a 3" touch screen and phenomenal imaging technology, the Cyber-shot DCS-TX1 digital camera delivers high-quality photos (and 720p HD video) in high-fashion style. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor works in combination with the BIONZ image processor for super-fast processing to make it easy to get the best shot. You can now shoot 10 frames per second at an incredible 10.2 megapixels per shot - perfect for those hard-to-get moments. You can even shoot beautiful landscape shots with ease and capture clear photos when you're in dark environments. Not sure which mode to use in challenging lighting conditions? Let the Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode choose the setting for you.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BD1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.3in
Weight:5oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Gourmet / Hi-speed shutter / High sensitivity / Landscape / Pet / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait / Underwater/Landscape / Hi-speed shutter / Twilight portrait / Pet / Fireworks / Soft snap / Underwater / Twilight mode / Beach / Snow / High sensitivity / Gourmet

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-TX1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.6
Max Focal Length:24.7mm
Min Focal Length:6.18mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Charcoal/Midnight blue/Pink/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.4 / 1/2.4"/1/2.4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.6 mm ( 1/2.4 ) / 10.6 mm ( 1/2.4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Resolution:10.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 125 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto/ISO 800 / ISO 125 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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