Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1 Review

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Review posted 04/13/2010


Pros
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 for your buck"
Cons
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's Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1 is a powerful ultra-compact digicam that is loaded with top of the line features. This unit offers class leading performance, all for about $300. Read our Conclusion for more details.  
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Cyber-shot TX1 Features:

  • 10.-Megapixel "EXMOR R" CMOS sensor with 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios
  • Carl Zeiss "folded" 4x Optical Zoom Lens (35-140mm range for still photos)
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Super-thin, durable and stylish stainless metal body: four colors available (blue, pink, gery and silver)
  • HD 720p (1280x720) and SD (640x480) movie mode options w/audio at 30fps
  • Intelligent Auto exposure mode (iAuto) with scene recognition (iSCN) technology
  • iAuto, Program AE, Panorama, and  11 Scene modes
  • Burst Mode shooting at up to 10fps 
  • Live histogram display in capture and playback modes
  • 9 Area Multi-point AF system; auto or selectable Spot AF point
  • Auto Macro and Face detection technologies
  • Smile Shutter mode, automatically detects and captures smiling faces
  • 3.0" Touchpanel Clear Photo LCD Plus screen
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 equivalent
  • Sony's Clear RAW Noise Reduction: Automatically cleans up long exposure images
  • Sony's DRO technology (Dynamic Range Optomizer)
  • Flash with Auto, Fill, Forced Off, and Slow Synchro (Red Eye reduction available)
  • USB 2.0 high speed Auto-Connect to host computer
  • Rechargeable InfoLithium battery and AC charger included
  • 11MB internal memory + Memory Stick Duo & MS Duo Pro cards up to 16GB
  • DPOF and PictBridge direct-print USB compatible
  • HD (1080i) video output for viewing images/movies on a HDTV


The Sony Cyber-shot TX1 is available now for an estimated selling price of US$329.99US.


What's in the box?:

  • Camera
  • Li-ion battery pack: NP-BD1
  • AC Battery Charger: BC-CSD
  • Stylus "Paint" pen
  • Wrist strap
  • Multi Connector Cable - USB and AV
  • CD-ROM Software and Manuals

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