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.
Great camera, With Limitations
I would only recommend this camera for kids that need a camera that can take a beating or using this around extreme outdoors. For general indoor and sight seeing by land you want to keep your existing camera that probably has better zoom, better in low light, and hopefully better picture quality when blown up on the computer.
Burst modes are very fast which is great for candid street scenes
The price varies depending on retailer but for an average price of around £179, the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 is a good little camera. You get some decent features built in while any issues that surround it, such as the centrally located flash producing red-eye and having an awesome red-eye reduction feature. If you're looking to go on your travels and you want a little camera that has some decent features, the XP60 will suit your needs.
Image stabilisation, Quick focusing
The Fujifilm FinePix XP60 looks good, and offers an impressive set of features including full HD video recording, it's waterproof to 6 metres, and is available in a number of colours. With a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor it offers high speed shooting and fast focusing, however, as it's not a backlit sensor, noise is high and this has a negative effect on images. The lens suffers from vignetting, as well as soft corners, giving disappointing image quality.
Not as rugged as competitors
If you're looking for a rugged pocket shooter that you can take anywhere without worry, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is an inexpensive option. Its lens isn't the sharpest, and noise reduction smears away image detail at higher ISOs, but the camera performs admirably in good light.
Poor resolution of detail
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is certainly marketable. Itâ?? s got some impressive durability specs and, for some people (not journalists), itâ?? s cheap enough to purchase on a whim, maybe en route to that warm-weather vacation. Sadly the appeal ends there. The TS20 is best suited to an impulse buy because image quality doesnâ?? t hold up under anything except casual use. Nearly all of our image tests returned below-average results.
Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
Panasonic's Lumix TS20 is a compact and affordable waterproof digicam. Featuring a 16-Megapixel imaging sensor, 4x optical zoom with Mega O.I.S, 720 P HD video recording and 2.7 inch LCD screen, this camera is not lacking any features normally found on a Panasonic model. It's image quality is very good, just showing us a little noise when viewing the images at 100%, which we have seen with most 16-megapixel models.
Slim and lightweight and inexpensive
The Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20 probably won't find much appeal either with photography enthusiasts or those who take their outdoor and water-based pursuits seriously. It's a point-and-shoot compact, which photo enthusiasts tend not to get enthusiastic about, but it's also a pretty conventional compact to which water, dust and shock-proofing have been added.
Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof and Freezeproof
Anyone who enjoys outdoor activities like swimming, skiing, boating, hiking or walks in the rain. Also great for kids, because the shock resistance protects against butterfingers. It's the kind of camera you can slip in your jeans pocket and have with you at all times - without worrying about the weather or clumsy people.
Family-friendly waterproof and shockproof point-and-shoot
The Nikon Coolpix S30 is an inexpensive, family-friendly waterproof point-and-shoot that's best used outdoors in good lighting and with slow-moving or stationary subjects. If you need more than that, be prepared to spend more than $120 on a different camera.
Good value for money
The Nikon Coolpix S30 is a waterproof camera that is easy to use and designed to survive being dropped and generally treated in a less than ideal way. This makes it ideal for families or those with small children, especially as it's design makes it very easy to use. The camera is good value for money and while it does not feature many controls, it should keep the point and shoot user happy with bright colourful photos that will be good for web use or prints up to A4.
Affordable rugged compact
Overall, we think that the Coolpix S30 offers an affordable weatherproof option for shutterbugs on a budget. Despite having a smaller feature-set than its tougher AW100 brother, its low price makes it attractive to users who want something hardy without breaking the bank--from frugal, globe-trotting backpackers to parents looking for their child's first camera
Family-friendly waterproof camera
All in all, Nikon Coolpix S30 is one among the affordable yet feature-packed cameras. Undoubtedly, it delivers somewhat lesser than the other performers in the line, but still the performance that it delivers is simply cherishable. So, if you are tight on budget and wants to explore your photography experience, this snapper is nice pick to consider!
Ok for a one time use
I bought this camera in a bind I was in need of one, had moved, and my camera was packed away and not with me at the time. I am not sure if I am doing anything wrong but most of the pictures seem out of focus and blurry even if you mess with the settings. If you want a close up it seems like you can forget it, the closer the worse it is. I got stuck outside in a very bad storm hiking in a strong steady rain for about 1-2 hours.
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