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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the features and zoom.

image quality, portability, usability, responsiveness, design

value for money, battery, zoom, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

 

All tough cams are not made equally – or similarly for that matter. Sony offers up the world's slimmest rugged point and shoot, along with a very capable touchscreen responsible for most of the camera's operations. Its most notable elements will either...

Responsive touchscreen ; Impressive in low light ; Panorama sweep is a nice bonus feature ; Sliding on/off panel is convenient

Too small ; Operating with touchscreen only might scare some off ; Competitors in this price range have more built-in features ; Touchscreen could be difficult to manipulate in some “tough cam” scenarios

If you’re looking for a quality point and shoot that can double as your rugged cam, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a great option.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

 

Are you looking for a stylish camera or a rugged camera? Usually you have to pick one trait or the other, but the 10-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 offers both.

Large touchscreen works underwater ; Good performance in low light ; Rugged construction with slick looks

Menus are a bit confusing ; Touchscreen can be unresponsive

Sony's tough but fashionable DSC-TX5 offers excellent low-light shooting, but its touchscreen and menus are drawbacks.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Digital Camera Review

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a small camera that takes high quality images with good color and plenty of detail, but which can also handle rough treatment.

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a small camera that takes high quality images with good color and plenty of detail. We also found that the images that it captured had low noise and that the special shooting modes that the camera offers produced great looking...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 and comparisons to other Digital Cameras

Slim profile; Withstands water, dust, drops and adverse temperatures; Simple touch-screen interface; Low-light shooting features; Good image quality

Not as durable as other rugged cameras; Proprietary HD cable costs extra

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Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

 

Sony's tough but fashionable DSC-TX5 offers excellent low-light shooting, but its touchscreen and menus are drawbacks.

The DSC-TX5 feels pretty sturdy—as a rugged camera should—and it has a shiny sliding cover to protect its 4X-optical-zoom Carl Zeiss lens (25mm wide-angle to 100mm telephoto). I found the lens cover a little hard to slide, especially in the water. You...

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Sony DSC-TX5

 

Small, takes high-quality images, and can also handle rough treatment

Accurate colors; Sharp, low distortion stills

Poor video quality; Touchscreen isn’t always responsive

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a small camera that takes high quality images with good color and plenty of detail. We also found that the images that it captured had low noise and that the special shooting modes that the camera offers produced great looking...

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Sony Cyber-shot TX5

 

The Sony Cyber-shot TX5 is a rugged, point and shoot camera that is touted as dustproof, waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof. The TX5 features a 10.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for improved low light performance and noise control. Additionally, the TX5...

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I was very impressed with the Sony TX5. Even without considering the rugged build of the TX5, it would be a solid offering with an above-average feature set. Add in the waterproof, shockproof and other rugged ratings,...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5 [REVIEW]

 

Olympus and Canon have done well with their ‘go anywhere' digicams, so Sony naturally saw a market opportunity with theTX5, able to descend to three metres underwater, dust-proof, ‘droppable' from a height of 1.5 metres and capable of withstanding a...

Quality: I found the TX5 took above average quality pictures for a compact digicam, although it was subject to flare, due to the lens being so exposed. Take my advice and use the upper ISO settings to attain the fast shutter speeds.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

flash, features

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 10.2MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with SteadyShot Image Stabilization and 3.0 Inch Touch Screen LCD (Black)

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Great little camea

 

You can not go wrong with this camera. I really like the way the camera turns on when you drop the cover in front. Sharp pictures!

Easy To Use,Fast\/accurate auto-focus,Good Image Quality,Large Clear LCD,Short Lag Time,Small \/ Compact

Product Specifications

Amazing things come in this small package. The Cyber-shot TX5 has it all, from a stunningly thin 3/4" body to advanced technologies that make it easy to shoot gorgeous photos and videos. Aside from its remarkable intelligence, the TX5 is also built extremely tough. Its airtight construction is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freeze-proof. Just slip it in your pocket and you're prepared to capture the world in style, no matter where you are.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BN1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.5oz
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:High sensitivity / Snow / Beach / Twilight mode / Underwater / Soft snap / Fireworks / Pet / Twilight portrait / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Gourmet

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-TX5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-6.3
Max Focal Length:17.7mm
Min Focal Length:4.43mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Green/Pink/Red

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size: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)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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