Excellent compact digital camera, in or out of water, with 5x optical zoom
We've never had any problem with all our TX cameras when it comes to using it in the water, whether it's the ocean or local public pool or bathtub. They've always been waterproof 100%. People who had trouble usually left the camera exposed in the sun for too long, which eventually degraded the rubber that offers the waterproofing seal, or did not clean the camera properly per instructions.
Very compact form factor
Why are people still buying these cameras? Is it the big screen, the colors? We know it's not the user experience. So... what then? We've heard it before: Touchscreens move units. But why? This isn't a phone; it's a camera, and cameras need buttons. Otherwise they'll handle like the TX30.
Every spring we hear it over again: "I need a camera. It has to be cute and I have to be able to spill a drink on it."
Decent photo quality for its class, Stylish, ultra-thin metal body
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 also difficult to see outdoors. The flash is very weak, and battery life is poor. Photo quality is decent for its class, though details are smudged when viewed full size. Since it lacks the GPS of its peers, the TX30 isn't a great value, either.
Excellent Magnifying Glass Plus mode
All the main camera manufacturers have produced waterproof cameras, but Sony's tend to stand out from the crowd as they look more like a normal camera, rather than some of the tough models that are also available. This doesn't mean the TX30 isn't tough - it's waterproof to 10m as well as being dust, freeze and shock proof. Adding to its stylish look, the 3.3 inch LCD touch screen fills the rear of the camera, with no buttons except for those on the top.
Easy but Powerful
Its a great package since it has so many features in a very light and small camera. Zoom and focus work great, panoramic pictures are very easy to take.
I bought it because I always wanted a good point and shoot for low light situations, and since it was one of the features advertised I wanted to give it a try, and I am very satisfied with them. Low light pictures are very good, even when you do not use the flash, can still get a good picture at night, with not so much light around.
Nice performance versus other small cameras
The Sony WX80 is very small, which means that its control buttons and LCD screen are also very small. This will represent a significant drawback with this camera, as anyone with large fingers will struggle to use this camera comfortably. Still, if you don't mind the small size of this model, it's a good option versus others in its sub-$200 price point.
Slim and pocket-friendly
Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the prospect of having 1080p HD video, an 8x optical zoom, and WiFi connectivity in your pocket for under $200 seems enticing, the reality isn't quite that appealing.
Good budget Superzoom
All in all, the Sony DSC-H200 is a great low cost camera for taking outdoor pictures, but not so good for taking indoor pictures. With it's lack of some basic features, it is definitely aimed at the budget minded photographer who is going to mainly just "point and shoot". There is a manual mode too for those that choose to use it though.
Affordable, if rather unexciting, super-zoom camera
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200's biggest selling-point is undoubtedly its price-tag - £179 / $249 for a 26x zoom from a big-name manufacturer is good value, despite the camera's other short-comings. If you can't afford to splash out a lot more on an advanced model, then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 does at least offer a long zoom in a well-built and simple-to-use body.
Wide-angle lens, Good macro performance
Seemingly any advantage of using a 20 megapixel CCD sensor has been obliterated by the amount of noise shown in all images. In fact, it's difficult to see any additional detail in images from this camera than a good 16 megapixel camera, and in fact, a 12 megapixel mirrorless camera can shoot a similarly detailed shot, but with much less noise.
The camera is small and thin enough to fit in your pocket. The zoom feature, image quality, and special effects take this a step above many cell phone cameras. If you have a decent cell phone camera and don't care about the special effects of this camera, I recommend looking for something more expensive or just sticking with your cell phone. For a budget camera though, you get a variety of nice features and good image quality.
Image Stabilisation for Video as well as Stills
Buying the Sony Cybershot DSC H90 can save you a few pounds compared to other cameras with a 16x zoom lens. This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies.
The main reason why the Cybershot DSC H90 is a little cheaper than some similar cameras is that it does not have some of the features those cameras have. For example it does not have GPS tracking and its movie resolution is lower, although it can still produce HD quality.
Budget-friendly price tag
With the Cyber-shot DSC-W610 everything comes down to price. The camera costs just over $100, which makes it the most affordable cameras on the market, and definitely the cheapest new model Sony announced at CES. Sony kept the price down by making the W610 a simple camera. It doesnâ?? t have the flashy features and controls that you get on higher-end cameras, but itâ?? s got everything you need if all you want to do is point and shoot.
Slim, attractive design
The Sony Cyber-shot W570 is an okay ultra-compact digital camera, but definitely not one of Sony's strongest efforts. On the plus side of the ledger, it's sleek and portable. It's a no-brainer to use with a helpful In-Camera Guide a button-press away to assist you. While there's not much in the way of features, the Sony W570 does offer Sony's innovative Sweep Panorama and DRO Modes. On the down side, focusing was often problematic both for stills and video.
Excellent shooting performance is usually enough to cancel out any criticisms we may have about a camera's design or functionality. And it is here that the W570 falters the most. With sub-par scores in almost every single one of our lab tests, this model lacks any redeeming qualities. We're left with an entirely average camera, and in such a competitive market, that's just not good enough.
An attractive, slinky digital compact camera with a good quality lens, a nice build
What we have in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC W570 is an attractive, slinky digital compact camera with a good quality lens, a nice build and the well-known Sony BIONZ processor. We love the ease of use of the menu system and as time went by throughout the test, we even started to get used to the lack of a macro mode simply because we found it shaved off a few seconds of preparation not having to enable it in the menu.
Images are very large, can crop and zoom afterward easily
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is a low-cost digital camera. This camera's 720p HD Movie Mode captures video in 1280 x 720 at 30fps. The Cyber-shot DSC-W570's Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Extremely slim profile, fits comfortably in a pocket no problem
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 is a low-cost digital camera. This camera's SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Great photo, video quality
With a 16.1-megapixel resolution, 3-inch LCD touchscreen and 4x optical zoom, reviewers say the bargain-priced Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110 produces quality still images and HD video. Reviewers like PJ Jacobowitz of PCMag.com praise its "chic" design and fairly responsive touchscreen. The compact camera, with a 4x zoom lens that remains inside the body, also is popular with Amazon.com users who say the camera easily slips into a pocket.
Measuring 3.75 by 2.38 by 0.66 inches and weighing five ounces, the DSC-TX1 is small enough to fit into a coat pocket, and it won't take up a lot of room in a purse.
The good-looking Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 offers a great panorama feature and a nice touchscreen, but switching between modes is time-consuming.
images are clean with a good amount of visible detail.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a super-slim camera that packs in a competent image sensor and takes reasonable photos. It's not particularly fast and its high ISO settings introduce significant noise, but it might be a decent camera to take out for a night on the town.
There are just a few low-key logos and icons, but the overall feel of the TX1 is very slick, and our dark gray edition looked super cool.
While DSLRs generate huge amounts of online buzz, point-and-shoot digital cameras generate huge amounts of sales. An analyst told us that over 30 million digicams will be purchased this year, the majority for less than $199. Yet if you’re at this site, a low-priced model is not your target, and we’re not too thrilled with them either.
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