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Canon PowerShot TX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews of Canon PowerShot TX1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. The viewfinder and shutter get negative comments, and reviews about the flash and battery are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot TX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot TX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Canon PowerShot TX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views about the low light performance and focus are different, and some have doubts about the shutter.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot TX1 7.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon PowerShot TX1 7.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Zack Stern (wired.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot TX1

 

The PowerShot TX1 looks like it was assembled by a misanthrope. Its viewfinder juts awkwardly out of the camera's body, twisting to accommodate extreme angles...

Images sport bright colors and sharp details, even in full 10X optical zoom shots. HD video quality matches stand-alone camcorders

Low-light shots look noisy and undefined. Tiny, 1.8-inch LCD. Buttons are hard to reach when shooting vertically

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Canon Powershot TX1 Camera

 

Though The Canon PowerShot TX1 resembles a miniature camcorder, it's best suited for still photography. You hold the TX1 vertically instead of horizontally, an odd orientation for a point-and-shoot camera. The design, while compact, comes at the hefty...

10X zoom and optical image stabilization ; Records high-definition video

Small LCD ; Short battery life

If you're already comfortable using a camcorder, the TX1 could be a good choice for taking still photos and short video clips. It's hard to imagine packing a 10X zoom into a smaller package. That small size, unfortunately, leaves you with a small LCD...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1 Concise Review

 

Announced back in February just before this year's PMA, the PowerShot TX1 is an unusual offshoot of the hugely popular IXUS / ELPH range that attempts to straddle the divide between digital stills and digital video cameras with its unusual vertical...

Good resolution, good edge-to-edge sharpness at most settings Surprisingly good output quality at lower ISO settings Very compact design and superb build quality Big 10x (39-390mm equivalent) zoom range in a very small camera Much improved on-screen...

Vertical design and control placement have a serious effect on handling Would be nicer if the lens started a little wider than 39mm equivalent Very difficult to hold for vertically-orientated shots Almost impossible to start/stop movies or zoom without...

I have to confess I'm struggling to know who Canon is really aiming the TX1 at; it seems slightly confused as to what its primary function actually is. One the one hand it is, technically, the cheapest 'HDTV' camcorder on the market, and one that is...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1

 

If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the DigitalPhotography Glossary before diving into this article (it may helpyou understand some of the terms used).

Good resolution, good edge-to-edge sharpness at most settings ; Surprisingly good output quality at lower ISO settings ; Very compact design and superb build quality ; Big 10x (39-390mm equivalent) zoom range in a very small camera ; Much improved...

Vertical design and control placement have a serious effect on handling ; Would be nicer if the lens started a little wider than 39mm equivalent ; Very difficult to hold for vertically-orientated shots ; Almost impossible to start/stop movies or zoom...

I have to confess I'm struggling to know who Canon is really aiming the TX1 at; it seems slightly confused as to what its primary function actually is. One the one hand it is, technically, the cheapest 'HDTV' camcorder on the market, and one that is...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1 review

 

Every now and again, a company will make a product just to turn some heads; sometimes this is called a statement piece. Usually these products sport unusual designs and fantastical feature sets. With its PowerShot TX1, which includes a 10x optical zoom...

10x optical zoom; optical image stabilization; 1,280x720, 30 frames per second HD video capture; very close-focusing SuperMacro mode.

Extremely awkward design; so-so still image quality; sluggish performance; noisy at higher ISOs.

The TX1's unique design is sure to turn heads, but it's also quite awkward to use, and its still image quality isn't up to Canon's usual standards.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon Powershot TX1

 

Preview of the Canon Powershot TX1.

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Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot TX1

 

Physical Views The PowerShot TX1 compared in size to a standard CD. The TX1 and Sanyo's Xacti C6 . Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot TX1 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 10x Optical/4x...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1 Digital Camera - Full Review

 

Canon's TX1 is a hybrid digital camera that is surprisingly good at taking stills or video. Its 7.1 megapixel images are crisp, if a little oversaturated, and its HD video capture capability is encouraged by the included component video cable. Video...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1

 

As I mentioned, the TX1 is one expensive camera. At $500, the camera is the most expensive ultra zoom camera on the market. Is it worth the price, or will the TX1 join the ranks of the Sony M1/M2 and Pentax MX4 as failed hybrid cameras? Find out now in...

Very good photo quality ; Big zoom in a compact, stylish metal body ; Optical image stabilization ; Flip-out, rotating LCD display is visible in low light ; AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing ; Top-notch movie mode: super high 720p resolution with...

Expensive ; Camera's small size means lousy ergonomics: tiny controls, uncomfortable to hold, requires two hands for best stability ; Inefficient video codec means huge movie file sizes and limited recording times (14 mins at 720p setting) ; Fair...

So what are my final thoughts on the PowerShot TX1? As a serious gadget geek, I think it's pretty cool -- flawed, but fun to show off to friends. As someone who is supposed to help people wisely spend their money on a camera, I have a hard time...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Kim Wilson (e-gear.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot TX1

 

Few camera manufacturers have more digital camera options than Canon, however, the TX1 is possibly their most unique. While the TX1 is technically in the PowerShot family, it looks, feels and performs very differently than its siblings.

Maybe in the next generation Canon can integrate some of the features we already love that seem to have gotten lost in this design such as a larger screen, easier handling and better low-light capabilities. If the camera had all that going for it in...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Camera

Camera playback:Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Rotating
Scene modes:beach, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.8

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 47.2
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 78.7
Flash recharging time:20

Focusing

Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (wide):3.94 - 19.7
Super Macro focusing range: - 3.94

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.256 - 2.56
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.54 - 15.4
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:15 - 1/2500
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.54 - 15.4
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:f/3.5 - 5.6
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Image sensor size:1/2.5
Megapixel:7.1
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:Video out\nAudio out
PictBridge: Yes

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.14
Height:2.36
Weight:7.76
Width:3.5