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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
alaScore 91

81 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and value for money. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the screen, and there are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, image quality, portability, value for money, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30


This is the sixth in a series of short underwater/rugged camera reviews on DPReview. We'll be publishing a roundup of the class shortly, which will compare them directly.

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 is an ultra-thin rugged camera for those who don't want to worry about the camera getting a little wet. It's certainly not for divers, as the touchscreen display does not work underwater. The otherwise beautiful OLED display is...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX30 Preview


Sony has announced the Cyber-Shot DSC-TX30. Boasting an ability to dive underwater down to 33ft, survive a drop of up to 5 feet, work in temperatures as low as 14 degrees F (-10 C), and be impervious to dust, the TX30 is -- as of February 2013 -- the...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability, design, responsiveness, performance

storage, shutter

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Great little travel companion!!!


Traveled with this camera through a 30 day Southeast Asia trip and had a lot of fun with the various picture setting options. Images were colorful and clear. Only negative was the fact that Sony did not offer a neck lanyard for this tough camera. I...

Easy to Use","Small \/ Compact

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Piece of junk


SONY refused to fix broken camera because it had scratches on it. In-camera charging failed, which is the only way to charge it. Now I have a useless piece of metal after three months. A waste of money. Do not buy.

Easy to Use


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Great camera at a great price!


The seller was great. They ended up sending some extra microfiber clothes and when I brought it to their attention they said to just keep them. I think the camera is high quality (for a point and shoot)). The cover over the lens is nice if you keep the...

Economical ; Great performance ; Accessories are good

Need to cut out screen protector

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Amazing Camera


Bought this camera for our site and we liked it so much we completed a detailed report. Enjoy!

Waterproof and Small


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First review!!!


I can't decide between this and tx200v! This will be a good competition with panasonic ts5 when it comes to quality!!!

It's new

1080i for video

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excellent value


I bought this camera for a Mexican vacation. Winter has lasted too long. Have not tried it underwater but it takes great pictures even in low light. Very crisp if you adjust the settings.

awesome price for a solid camera

nothing yet

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Cute and Great Quality!!


This camera is so compact and lightweight that it can be taken anywhere. I bought the camera for my honeymoon in two months. I've been using my smartphone as a camera for years, but I do not want to take a smartphone to Jamaica so I thought I'd finally...

easy to use, good picture quality, compact

odd button placement

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BN1


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No