'Purple fringing was evidenced rather more obviously than most between areas of high contrast - nothing new for a digital compact - and there was some loss of focus towards the edge of frame when shooting at maximum wide angle.'
'Start-up time is a little sluggish at around four seconds, most of that time waiting for the fat three-ring lens to motor forward to its 33mm extension.'
'However, for all its strengths, the camera's photos (and video for that matter) just aren't that good.'
'The camera's speed of operation is quite average but on the plus side the auto focus is one of the quickest in this test.'
'Unrealistic colour reproduction.'
'One slight issue we had is the fact thereÃ¢??s a dearth of direct controls on the body, frustratingly so even for ISO for example; the fast routes into flash, exposure compensation and macro shooting are the norm, but while this is a feature-rich camera, a lot of its best bits are hidden in menus.'
'In low-light situations--say, a fancy restaurant--the DMC-TX1 does a very good job of picking up detail, but images are still soft and lack sharpness, and you'll see some noise, but not enough to detract from the overall image quality.'
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