Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony DSC-TX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 reviews of Sony DSC-TX5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the performance and size are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the energy efficiency and zoom are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

usability, image quality, portability, size, performance

battery, screen, lens, price, reliability

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

See all Sony Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 525 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

stabilizer
  Show positive (100%)None yet(Show all)
viewfinder
  None yetShow negative (100%)(Show all)
optics
  Show positive (100%)None yet(Show all)
control panel
  Show positive (100%)None yet(Show all)
contrast
  Show positive (100%)None yet(Show all)
connectivity
  Show positive (100%)None yet(Show all)

Showing 332 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 83 of 332 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (95)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DSC-TX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony DSC-TX5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the shutter and battery.

image quality, portability, usability, performance, design

durability, battery, shutter

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DSC-TX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony DSC-TX5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and design. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and battery.

usability, image quality, performance, design, portability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Molly McHugh (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review

 

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.

If you’re specifically on the hunt for a dustproof, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof point-and-shoot that you can really subject to the elements and push to the weather limits, the TX5 will do, but it can easily be bested by cameras without rugged...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson (pcworld.com)

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.

May, 2010

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is Sony's first waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof and shockproof digital compact camera. The 10 megapixel TX5 features an “Exmor R” back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which promises to greatly improve low-light performance,...

Tougher than it looks with its neatly diminutive dimensions, Sony's TX5 is a camera you'll find yourself readily slipping into a pocket when heading out for the day. You may not take your best and most admired shots with it - you'll need a budget DSLR...

May, 2010

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

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

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Photography Review (photographyreview.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5 Review

 

The TX5 is Sony's first waterproof point-and-shoot camera. Actually, I've been told there was a 2-megapixel model a few years ago. That makes this their first modern, rugged camera, with really useable features and resolution. The Sony Web site calls...

Very, Waterproof and shockproof, CMOS sensor delivers better image quality than other waterproof point-and-shoot cameras, Touchscreen display is great for playing in the water and works with gloves on!, Customizable controls, 10 frames-per-second full...

Too easy to get finger in front of lens, Polished sliding cover easily scratched, Sony menus less intuitive than other makers, Image quality not as good as non-waterproof cameras, Touchscreen means greasy fingerprints on LCD display, Active outdoor...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson (macworld.com)

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...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

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.

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 digital camera

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is the first ruggedised Sony camera to hit the Australian market

Responsive touchscreen, start-up time is minimal

Took unimpressive photos during our tests, awkward design

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is something of a novelty: a ruggedised camera with an ultra-compact design. It's not quite as tough as some competing digital cameras, and we weren't overly impressed by its image quality.

May, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

 

How can a waterproof camera look this good?

Rugged skills without rugged looks ; Natural colour reproduction ; Large 3-inch touchscreen LCD

Autofocus slows a little low light ; Lack of manual settings options ; Touchscreen display not that responsive

The Sony Cyber-shot TX5 is a remarkable camera, a sleek and attractive pocket compact that is just as tough as most of the military-grade rugged compacts. Build quality is superb, the touch-screen interface is versatile and easy to use, performance is...

Aug, 2010

Price comparison for Sony DSC-TX5

  Store     Price
Dell.com Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Point & Shoot Camera 35x...
""""" Easy to use, powerful zoom with true image detail. Product Type: Digital camera - 720p - compact...
$199.00 TO SHOP
Dell.com Sony DSC-HX80 DIGTLCAM 30X HIGH ZOOM STILL
"""""world-leading compact camera that's ready and small enough to go as far as you can take it. The new...
$298.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera - Black
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera that features a large...
$399.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera Black
Make sure everyone can enjoy your best shots with this Sony Cyber-shot DSCRX100M4/B digital camera, which...
$619.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA Digital Camera Tweaking an already stellar pocket-sized camera, the Cyber-shot...
$669.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Sony DSC-RX100M5A Digital Camera
"bright f/1.8-2.8 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens,large 1"" CMOS sensor allows fast...
$848.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Digital Camera Mixing speed, reach, and portability, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC...
$1,069.00 TO SHOP
Dell.com Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII - digital camera - ZEISS
""""" The RX100 VII adds powerful new focusing and burst shooting capabilities to the wide zoom range and...
$1,299.00 TO SHOP
Dell.com Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III - digital camera - Carl...
""""" Now, nothing is beyond reach. Aim for more dramatic stills and movies from wide-angle to ultra...
$1,399.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera
On the cutting edge of imaging technology, the Cyber DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera from Sony packs in a full...
$2,796.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.

Top 5 Digital Cameras