Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Sony DSC-TX30-P 18 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.3-Inch OLED (Pink) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Sony DSC-TX30/P 18 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.3-Inch OLED (Pink)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 480 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 4.2%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Color4.8   above average
Performance4.7   above average
Setting4.7   above average
Video4.7   above average
Photo4.6   above average
Image4.5   above average
Underwater4.5   above average
Quality4.4   average
Compact4.3   below average
Size4.3   average
Price4.1   below average
Light4.0   average
Lens3.9   above average
Resolution3.8   below average
Touchscreen3.8   average
Charging3.7   above average
Battery3.6   average
Menu3.6   average
Zoom3.6   below average
Screen3.1   below average
Memory1.3   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"The camera was missing it's battery so I had to buy it in RadioShack."
_
"Which failed, I taught the battery was drained, I went back to charge it."
_
"Everything everyone has said about the faulty battery and warranty is true!"
_
"First off didn't know the battery was dead, finally charged it -- it lasted for just a few shots -- didn't expect it to die, so couldn't figure out why I couldn't see the photos I just took."
_
"I love the camera -- easy to use -- couldn't beat the price -- it was the battery that was shipped with it that was a problem."
_
"But I just dropped one time on the rock, inside battery holder was broken and it can't work any more."
_
"this has to be my favorite camera out of everything I've done to do this summer it survive through rafting rock climbing hiking camping and took great pictures of everything I loved it more than my Canon and it was easy to carry around everywhere we went the battery lasts long enoughbetween charges and I had a lot of amazing compliments"
_
"Great quality, amazing battery, and waterproof! "
_
"hope the battery could be better, but it is adequate."
_
"The battery lasted a long time and I was a happy girl."
_
"Holds a good charge, video's like always drains battery pretty quick, but if you let it sit a bit, the battery level comes back up."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Button

Button:
"The placement of the shutter button and rectangular shape is weird, I keep pressing the zoom."
_
"--Night photography often blurry and takes long to expose (unlike the TX-5)--Annoying Recording Button (unlike the...well, you get it)--Not a very bright flash--LED ring around the lens: A great feature that is BY NO MEANS EASY TO ACCESS ON THE MENU!"
_
"It is really really easy to use (I have never used an easier camera), as there are almost no buttons everything is touch screen and very user friendly."
_
"*** Positive Points: ***- Very Portable and easy to carry- Slide down lens is easy to operate and hides the lens when not in use- Touchscreen is easy to use and has good resolution- Can be charged by included wall adapter or the USB cable- Uses a micro usb charging tip which makes it easy to find a replacement charging adapter in case you lose the original charger- 5x zoom is really incredible considering the size of the camera- Can use Sony Memory Stick Micro or Micro SD*** Negative Points: ***- Photos have a lot of noise (graininess) even in bright light- The buttons menus are hidden and hard to decipher if you have never used the camera- Zoom lever is tiny and frustrating to use (especially for accurate zooming)- Touchscreen is very hard to read in bright sunlight and you can forget about adjusting the options when it is bright outside- The waterproof seal is around the bottom of the case which holds the battery, memory card, and all the ports."
_
"The few buttons that are on the camera are tiny and hard to differentiate from each other."
_
"Btw, please dont fix its noise issue heavy handed with noise reduction.7) is the rec button really intuitive and enhancing the ease of userability?"
_
"Love the press button video feature."
_
"I like the movie button a lot--no menu fussing to start recording."
_
"Movies are easily recorded using a dedicated movie button, and stills can be taken while you're shooting."
_
"The movie mode with image stabilization smoothes out slight movements very nicely, and the dedicated movie button allows easy access to the movie mode without needing to use the menu which is helpful."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Charging

Charging:
"My complaint would be where the charger is located in a bad spot."
_
"Charger would not fit a camera is just too obvious of a mistake to me for a company like Sony."
_
"Just beware that panorama really drains the battery, so if you aren't able to charge your camera during your trip, be wary about panorama."
_
"The in camera charging feature failed but SONY refused warranty service after three months accusing me of dropping the camera."
_
"The local service center says my warranty does not apply and will charge me $55 to fix the problem which is a regular occurance, and is a flaw on the camera."
_
"Holds a good charge, video's like always drains battery pretty quick, but if you let it sit a bit, the battery level comes back up."
_
"Once after an all beach day, the camera would turn off after taking a single pic, but I attributed that to low battery, since after a full charge, it went back to working perfectly."
_
"I am on the go a lot, travel loads - so this camera is perfect: lightweight - microUSB port for charging - aim and shoot (fast modes) even while driving.."
_
"The battery will die very quickly in exceptionally cold weather-- I was in the north of Sweden in January and I was having to charge it at least once a day, but the camera otherwise did great in the subzero temperatures."
_
"If you're going to travel where you can't charge overnight, I highly recommend getting an external battery charger (like an Anker battery), since this camera can charge via mini-USB."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Color

Color:
"Picture quality, color is great, but I am disappointed by the glass quality."
_
"The colors in the photos are brilliant."
_
"It did great withl taking pictures of the stringrays under water but when recording under water the colors are all distorted and not very vibrant which is very disappointing."
_
"The color is funky and better than it looks in the picture..I love this camera since its waterproof, although not much zoom it is capable of taking easy photos in auto-mode when you point and shoot!"
_
"I really like the features, the color (since it easily catches the eye and that is important when you're moving about), and the size."
_
"It's not faster, the colors are the same (which were good in the first place, but the green landscapes look better on my Galaxy S5) and it keeps struggling with the exposure."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Compact

Compact:
"Not nearly as good as my Olympus TG-1 but much more compact so it's become my travel camera of choice for quick trips."
_
"The lens is great, although it can be on the soft side at the edges (it's hard to design a compact lens for 18MP).Make sure you don't go cheap on the micro SDHC card, a Class 10 card is pretty much a must (and they're pretty cheap these days; again Amazon sells the Sandisk 32GB - model SDSDQUAN-032G-G4A - for less than $20).I also highly recommend buying a screen protector (Amazon sells the amazing ArmorSuit MilitaryShield film), unless you plan to keep the camera in a nice case and always handle it with care, which kinda defeats its purpose."
_
"I love sony compact image quality, size, but hate the rest of everything."
_
"Sleek and compact."
_
"I love how compact it is to fit stealthily in my pocket."
_
"It's very compact and fits great in a jacket pocket."
_
"Very compact and takes great pictures."
_
"If you want a good compact waterproof camera this will serve you perfectly."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cover

Cover:
"I called sony (worst customer service) and they said they do not cover water damage, even if it is under a year."
_
"I spoke with them explaining that it was simply during routine use of removal of the battery (I never challenged any of the durability claims) and they said they would not cover it."
_
"Lastly, the slide up and down front lens cover is very flimsy and really not needed."
_
"But, there are two slightly annoying things here: First, it happens that the cover slides open inadvertently when put in a tight pocket."
_
"The camera comes equipped with a manual lens cover which is easily moved from covered to open and turns on the camera when moved to the open position."
_
"Sliding cover feels dainty but so far has work well so may be nothing."
_
"Here are the key features that make it good:1) It is small and thin, easy to fit into a pfd pocket and easy to remove fast.2) The retracting lens cover is fantastic...protects the lens when the camera is not in use, and seems to help prevent getting droplets of water on the lens.3) The camera boots up very fast when turned on, so you can whip it out of your pocket and snap a photo very quickly.4) The controls are very simple."
_
"I liked not having to mess with a lens cover that I'd need two hands to fasten."
_
"The lens cover still slides perfectly well."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Display

Display:
"Works good, but the touch screen doesn't work under-water and the display is not good when wet."
_
"The display however is terrible as you can't see anything in daylight so changing settings is next to impossible."
_
"The LED display is a little challenging to read in the sun and scratches easily, and I couldn't ever find an underwater mode choice in the menu (instructions don't match available screens), but all-in-all it is a great little camera."
_
"I'm quite disappointed in the performance of the OLED display in bright light."
_
"The OLED display is beautiful but is not easily seen in bright light."
_
"Glass on display very easily scratches ....VERY EASILY"
_
"I use it in the auto mode, and both movies and photos are good quality, by my non-expert standards.5) The display is bright enough to see in bright sunlight, at least well enough to see what the picture or movie is going to be."
_
"The display also scratched VERY easily and that soon became a problem."
_
"Lots of great features, great display and image quality."
_
"I was able to take only 7 pictures before the display told me I had to delete shots as memory was full."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Fit

Fit:
"The only issue I have is that the SD card can fit when you put it in wrong."
_
"Charger would not fit a camera is just too obvious of a mistake to me for a company like Sony."
_
"I was disappointed to find that they have only built in a micro SD slot instead of a full size slot (that will also fit micros) - and that is disappointing since the camera does not have wifi."
_
"I love how compact it is to fit stealthily in my pocket."
_
"This camera fits comfortably into my hand being just thick enough to hold snugly and at the same time small enough to not lose a grip on it."
_
"It's very compact and fits great in a jacket pocket."
_
"This seemed like the perfect fit."
_
"Easy to use and just fit in your pocket."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Image

Image:
"I wasn't expecting it to perform as well as their top tier cameras, but the images I get from this camera aren't as good as an iPhone 6."
_
"Unfortunately there is a learning curve, so your first many pics will result in frustration, and while your friends are handing strangers their cell phones, tablets, or easy to use cameras, be aware that you will be the only one that can use this camera!"
_
"Those images degrade alot with the noisy sensor.3) wifi to upload to social media can be a major plus.4) is the image stabilizatiin really 2-3 stops?"
_
"As far as still photos are concerned, there is no meaningful difference in image quality."
_
"I love sony compact image quality, size, but hate the rest of everything."
_
"Taking still images and zoom were the two big downsides of the W300, which while not overly important for its intended purpose, were nice enough to have that I'd be willing to pay a bit extra for."
_
"The photo quality is great and ease of use is also great."
_
"Great pics easy use, versatile, use it all the time."
_
"It cant be beat for its photo quality and one hand ease of use on the run."
_
"The amount of fun we have taking pics with this in the water at a beach is unmatched."
_
"awesome camera water proof small in size alot of features pics look great toooo bad they stopped making them I almost want to buy another one before they run out"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Lens

Lens:
"Only downside was short zoom and location of lens led to a few pics with fingers in them! "
_
"The lens is great, although it can be on the soft side at the edges (it's hard to design a compact lens for 18MP).Make sure you don't go cheap on the micro SDHC card, a Class 10 card is pretty much a must (and they're pretty cheap these days; again Amazon sells the Sandisk 32GB - model SDSDQUAN-032G-G4A - for less than $20).I also highly recommend buying a screen protector (Amazon sells the amazing ArmorSuit MilitaryShield film), unless you plan to keep the camera in a nice case and always handle it with care, which kinda defeats its purpose."
_
"The only drawback is that the actual lens is a little to high."
_
"--Night photography often blurry and takes long to expose (unlike the TX-5)--Annoying Recording Button (unlike the...well, you get it)--Not a very bright flash--LED ring around the lens: A great feature that is BY NO MEANS EASY TO ACCESS ON THE MENU!"
_
"Lastly, the slide up and down front lens cover is very flimsy and really not needed."
_
"I have had other point-and-shoot cameras with exposed lenses, and they tended to get dirty--pocket fuzz & fingerprints."
_
"The advantage with the Sony is that you can change composition by zooming the lens and it doesn't have the wide angle lens distortion that the GoPro has although the GoPro has a much wider angle of view."
_
"Too easy to obscure the lens with middle finger of left hand."
_
"Great waterproof camera at a reasonable price with a great lens."
_
"If I HAD to say anything is a con it is the lens is set off to the side making it easy to catch your finger in the picture if you are not careful."
_
"The camera comes equipped with a manual lens cover which is easily moved from covered to open and turns on the camera when moved to the open position."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Light

Light:
"freaking awesome camera... the only issue i had was the display is very dim in direct sun light and when wet its hard to use touch screen."
_
"Does not to do video well in dim light- it gets pretty grainy."
_
"but this one is just horrible especially the video in low lights eg in concerts or clubs."
_
"Low light picture quality is NOT satisfied."
_
"The camera does well with close up still shots in good light but not so well with motion."
_
"*** Positive Points: ***- Very Portable and easy to carry- Slide down lens is easy to operate and hides the lens when not in use- Touchscreen is easy to use and has good resolution- Can be charged by included wall adapter or the USB cable- Uses a micro usb charging tip which makes it easy to find a replacement charging adapter in case you lose the original charger- 5x zoom is really incredible considering the size of the camera- Can use Sony Memory Stick Micro or Micro SD*** Negative Points: ***- Photos have a lot of noise (graininess) even in bright light- The buttons menus are hidden and hard to decipher if you have never used the camera- Zoom lever is tiny and frustrating to use (especially for accurate zooming)- Touchscreen is very hard to read in bright sunlight and you can forget about adjusting the options when it is bright outside- The waterproof seal is around the bottom of the case which holds the battery, memory card, and all the ports."
_
"It is causing more noise in the picture I take before the sensor is cool enough.2) picture taken in day light looks fantastic."
_
"This camera is also great for low light shooting (it has a red no flash light which turns on in low light, creating some of the best low light shots I have been able to take)."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Macro

Macro:
"I took that camera everywhere and pretty much abused it, it kept on ticking and took decent photos no macro shots in all sorts of weather conditions."
_
"Can't say anything bad about this camera, I been using it for around 6 months now and I love it, I'll like to have more control on the settings tho, such as balance and stuff but is a great family camera and you can even get to take some profesionalish looking pics, video quality is great too and Macro mode gets amazing shots."
_
"The super macro feature is amazing."
_
"The macro is UNBELIEVABLE!"
_
"The program modes are also excellent, with some really fun features like partial color and panorama mode (which works GREAT).Macro is incredibly good for a point-and-shoot."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Memory

Memory:
"The only problem was the TX-20 uses proprietary cables and memory cards whereas the TX-30 uses common micro USB and SD cards."
_
"The first time the error happened we tried several other memory cards, only to see the same error code come up."
_
"The issue I have is an error code when you reinsert the memory card."
_
"I ordered one, then purchased memory but got the dreaded C:13:01 error Reinsert the memory card error."
_
"Even though Play Memories Home is free, I didn't find it very easy to use."
_
"easy to program, pictures very clear, takes a second o more to keep in memory the pictures, but no matters at all."
_
"Really great prints and CDs that she will always have great memories of her trip"
_
"Sony recommends installing Play Memories Home but after downloading I found it would not install on Windows XP computers."
_
"I'm not a photographer , just a guy who likes getting out into nature and this camera is a great little device to capture those memories with."
_
"I think 28 pictures at the best quality is about all the internal memory can hold."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Menu

Menu:
"--Menu options not very usefulI'm pretty sure those of you satisfied with your TX-30 WON'T BE, if when you have to send it in for repairs at Sony's Laredo Repair Center!"
_
"--Night photography often blurry and takes long to expose (unlike the TX-5)--Annoying Recording Button (unlike the...well, you get it)--Not a very bright flash--LED ring around the lens: A great feature that is BY NO MEANS EASY TO ACCESS ON THE MENU!"
_
"*** Positive Points: ***- Very Portable and easy to carry- Slide down lens is easy to operate and hides the lens when not in use- Touchscreen is easy to use and has good resolution- Can be charged by included wall adapter or the USB cable- Uses a micro usb charging tip which makes it easy to find a replacement charging adapter in case you lose the original charger- 5x zoom is really incredible considering the size of the camera- Can use Sony Memory Stick Micro or Micro SD*** Negative Points: ***- Photos have a lot of noise (graininess) even in bright light- The buttons menus are hidden and hard to decipher if you have never used the camera- Zoom lever is tiny and frustrating to use (especially for accurate zooming)- Touchscreen is very hard to read in bright sunlight and you can forget about adjusting the options when it is bright outside- The waterproof seal is around the bottom of the case which holds the battery, memory card, and all the ports."
_
"- Menus are not easy to decipher and simple functions such as forced on for flash are not available in all modes*** Overall:*** The Sony is a very portable camera that has made many compromises for its small size and ruggedness."
_
"Everything you need to do with this camera, all of your settings, function through touchscreen menus you access through the very large and clear viewfinder."
_
"Great pictures and menus are easy to move through."
_
"What I like on my TX30:- large, bright and sharp touch display- fast switch on, response and trigger times (for a compact camera)- configurable menus- easy to operate graphical user interface (GUI)- robust design (water, dust and shock proof)- micro USB interface for charging and data exchange."
_
"The menu system is pretty easy."
_
"I like the movie button a lot--no menu fussing to start recording."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Performance

Performance:
"I'm quite disappointed in the performance of the OLED display in bright light."
_
"The picture quality is great, we are happy with all round performance."
_
"Good performance and easy to carry."
_
"It is a great camera with very high price performance rate."
_
"I bought mine used, and it has performed well in a variety of diverse conditions."
_
"Really good cameraExcellent price performance"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Photo

Photo:
"It is done after the first attempt at water photos."
_
"As far as still photos are concerned, there is no meaningful difference in image quality."
_
"The touch screen controls worked very well and the best part was, when I returned home and took a good look at my photos, I could not have been more pleased."
_
"My one complaint is the parallax apparent in some photos, particularly if there are distinct vertical features in the scene being photographed."
_
"Frankly though, this is what happened...We loved the camera and the quality of the photos so much, and we read SO MANY negative reviews about Sony's customer service and so many reviews that said using it underwater fried it and Sony refused to replace or repair it, that we never took it near the water out of fear of ruining it for good."
_
"*** Positive Points: ***- Very Portable and easy to carry- Slide down lens is easy to operate and hides the lens when not in use- Touchscreen is easy to use and has good resolution- Can be charged by included wall adapter or the USB cable- Uses a micro usb charging tip which makes it easy to find a replacement charging adapter in case you lose the original charger- 5x zoom is really incredible considering the size of the camera- Can use Sony Memory Stick Micro or Micro SD*** Negative Points: ***- Photos have a lot of noise (graininess) even in bright light- The buttons menus are hidden and hard to decipher if you have never used the camera- Zoom lever is tiny and frustrating to use (especially for accurate zooming)- Touchscreen is very hard to read in bright sunlight and you can forget about adjusting the options when it is bright outside- The waterproof seal is around the bottom of the case which holds the battery, memory card, and all the ports."
_
"The colors in the photos are brilliant."
_
"I took that camera everywhere and pretty much abused it, it kept on ticking and took decent photos no macro shots in all sorts of weather conditions."
_
"Took great underwater photos and videos while snorkeling."
_
"I have taken photos with this camera that I have been able to blow up to 12x16 with fabulous clarity."
_
"Took this beauty to Puerto Rico and was able to capture beautiful crisp clear photos!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Price

Price:
"DO NOT waste your money on this piece of junk."
_
"Hard to control the exposure, but that's part of the price of admission with any automatic pocket digital camera."
_
"I love the camera -- easy to use -- couldn't beat the price -- it was the battery that was shipped with it that was a problem."
_
"I bought the pink one as it was cheap but its so horrible I regret my parsimony"
_
"Again, if you are realistic about what this camera is intended for, it is hard to beat at this price."
_
"then they offer you a new camera for a price you can beat by 30-40 $ on Amazon a little more complaining and they you discounts on your future sony purchases."
_
"I can't say enough good about this camera for this price range."
_
"Great waterproof camera at a reasonable price with a great lens."
_
"Well worth my money."
_
"It is a great camera with very high price performance rate."
_
"You get good value for the money."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"Picture quality is also not as good as the TG-1."
_
"Great look, but TERRIBLE picture quality."
_
"As far as still photos are concerned, there is no meaningful difference in image quality."
_
"I love sony compact image quality, size, but hate the rest of everything."
_
"Picture quality, color is great, but I am disappointed by the glass quality."
_
"The photo quality is great and ease of use is also great."
_
"We found that the video quality was fantastic, almost better than how we saw it with our own eyes."
_
"It cant be beat for its photo quality and one hand ease of use on the run."
_
"Great quality, amazing battery, and waterproof! "
_
"The picture quality is great, we are happy with all round performance."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Resolution

Resolution:
"There was a little bit of lag on the touchscreen input, which was a little frustrating when wanting to switch back and forth between resolutions."
_
"That it lacks a 24X36 format option is my only serious complaint...however, the resolution is so good that I can crop in I Photo with no noticeable loss of image quality."
_
"If you print your pictures and need super high resolution, you might not be happy."
_
"But the exposure is usually in the neighborhood of where it needs to be, and the resolution is great."
_
"Super clear pics and high resolution all day long."
_
"Great pictures, awesome resolution."
_
"while it's resolution is wonderful I found it can be a bit difficult to compose the shot in direct sunlight."
_
"For instance: I cannot make sharp images of the moon anymore as I could make with older generations without BIONZ.- Useless 18MPixel sensor: The effective image resolution is much lower!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Screen

Screen:
"Only drawback is the screen on the back is hard to see in sunlight."
_
"I accidentally dropped the camera from hand to ground and damaged the touch screen."
_
"After five minutes, no exaggeration here, it might have been less than five minutes, the camera became unresponsive and the screen started getting scattered."
_
"freaking awesome camera... the only issue i had was the display is very dim in direct sun light and when wet its hard to use touch screen."
_
"Camera is really small, screen is no that clear"
_
"Its really much better than all the negative reviews - first I put a screen protector on right away to prevent scratches."
_
"I love it it's a great camera all I wish is that they made the screen more visible outdoors and the battery life longer I can only get about 2 and a half hours out of it."
_
"The pictures are beautiful and the touch screen is easy to use."
_
"This may be a great camera, but my viewing screen stopped working once it was submerged."
_
"The lens is great, although it can be on the soft side at the edges (it's hard to design a compact lens for 18MP).Make sure you don't go cheap on the micro SDHC card, a Class 10 card is pretty much a must (and they're pretty cheap these days; again Amazon sells the Sandisk 32GB - model SDSDQUAN-032G-G4A - for less than $20).I also highly recommend buying a screen protector (Amazon sells the amazing ArmorSuit MilitaryShield film), unless you plan to keep the camera in a nice case and always handle it with care, which kinda defeats its purpose."
_
"the screen scratches SUPER easy."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Service

Service:
"I called sony (worst customer service) and they said they do not cover water damage, even if it is under a year."
_
"Based on the terrible experiences of other reviewers with SONY service, I guess i am lucky so far that there have been no problems."
_
"Sony's customer service is beyond ridiculous."
_
"Frankly though, this is what happened...We loved the camera and the quality of the photos so much, and we read SO MANY negative reviews about Sony's customer service and so many reviews that said using it underwater fried it and Sony refused to replace or repair it, that we never took it near the water out of fear of ruining it for good."
_
"The in camera charging feature failed but SONY refused warranty service after three months accusing me of dropping the camera."
_
"good customer caring service"
_
"Good service, nice camera"
_
"Based on the terrible experiences of other reviewers with SONY service, I guess i am lucky so far that there have been no problems."
_
"I would highly recommend against this camera, and, after the customer service experience, against Sony cameras at the very least."
_
"Just flush it for a few seconds under tap water and let it dry, and the camera will reward you with years of loyal, reliable service."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Setting

Setting:
"You can still take pictures, but you won't be able to change any settings if the camera is submerged."
_
"4 stars instead of 5 because you can't change settings underwater but that isn't much of a drawback if you set everything before you go underwater."
_
"Can't say anything bad about this camera, I been using it for around 6 months now and I love it, I'll like to have more control on the settings tho, such as balance and stuff but is a great family camera and you can even get to take some profesionalish looking pics, video quality is great too and Macro mode gets amazing shots."
_
"The Sony has a number of new options, like one that takes two photos with different automatic settings and chooses the best, but I don't know if this has actually been helpful."
_
"I love the picture quality, i'm not a professional so i'm not sure what pros would say about it, but it offers a lot of settings and filters which create amazing background or focused colors."
_
"Screen scratches easily and you can't really change settings after you go in the water, but underwater pictures are decent and and its much cheaper than alternatives in the same price range."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"I love sony compact image quality, size, but hate the rest of everything."
_
"Camera is really small, screen is no that clear"
_
"First off, you need to know there's always a compromise when it comes to camera sensor size and this camera has a small sensor."
_
"It's hard to believe how good the video is considering the size."
_
"It is very small and as a result, can be a challenge to grip when you first start shooting with it."
_
"I was disappointed to find that they have only built in a micro SD slot instead of a full size slot (that will also fit micros) - and that is disappointing since the camera does not have wifi."
_
"Best aspect is that it is small and easily pocketed, while still being a semi-rugged camera."
_
"I love the small size."
_
"Great cameraLike the size (portability) and nice pictures"
_
"awesome camera water proof small in size alot of features pics look great toooo bad they stopped making them I almost want to buy another one before they run out"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Speed

Speed:
"My only complaint with the TX10 is that the electronics are very slow."
_
"great camera, fast shipping! "
_
"quality of pictures are very good, but the refresh between pictures is slow, 3-4 seconds."
_
"I have the TX20 version and it's a great camera, fast, smile shutter, blink detection, a lot of shooting modes and I've used it underwater with no problem."
_
"I wanted this one to open and be ready for a photo really fast, and to be able to keep it out and handy on my wrist or wherever when it might get wet - also reducing time to a shot."
_
"its a great fast to get to camera that doesnt weigh you down all day long"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Underwater

Underwater:
"Two of us bought these cameras they take a great picture, mine failed underwater but did not lose the data on the microSD card I got lucky, very very good at refunding my money very happy"
_
"Also, the LCD is hard to see underwater."
_
"I was unable to get the underwater panoramic to work because I was snorkeling in choppy water but was able to do it in the pool in a little more controlled environment."
_
"I bought it mostly for underwater photography and there has been few problems."
_
"Before i bought this camera i was a little concerned about a lot of the reviews that said it had issues with leaking when used underwater, and that Sony's support was terrible."
_
"Unfortunately this past weekend we took it underwater and it stopped working."
_
"Took great underwater photos and videos while snorkeling."
_
"I followed the instructions on rinsing and drying and the camera was always ready the next door for more underwater fun."
_
"We have the best underwater pics from Bahamas vacation!"
_
"Went to Florida for vacation and this beauty took wonderful underwater pictures, underwater video and standing in the rain pics and video."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Video

Video:
"The camera took great videos and pictures, but the sound wasn't that good, so I returned it."
_
"I took this piece of junk to NY and took lots of pictures and videos with it and when I got home some of the pictures were half solid black or green."
_
"Does not to do video well in dim light- it gets pretty grainy."
_
"but this one is just horrible especially the video in low lights eg in concerts or clubs."
_
"It's hard to believe how good the video is considering the size."
_
"We found that the video quality was fantastic, almost better than how we saw it with our own eyes."
_
"Took great underwater photos and videos while snorkeling."
_
"Holds a good charge, video's like always drains battery pretty quick, but if you let it sit a bit, the battery level comes back up."
_
"Went to Florida for vacation and this beauty took wonderful underwater pictures, underwater video and standing in the rain pics and video."
_
"i even did some snorkeling in some salt water with some nursery sharks and stingrays in one of the attractions and the video was more clear than my actual snorkeling experience."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Zoom

Zoom:
"With the decent optical zoom, I grab many shots I would have missed otherwise."
_
"Only downside was short zoom and location of lens led to a few pics with fingers in them! "
_
"The placement of the shutter button and rectangular shape is weird, I keep pressing the zoom."
_
"Taking still images and zoom were the two big downsides of the W300, which while not overly important for its intended purpose, were nice enough to have that I'd be willing to pay a bit extra for."
_
"*** Positive Points: ***- Very Portable and easy to carry- Slide down lens is easy to operate and hides the lens when not in use- Touchscreen is easy to use and has good resolution- Can be charged by included wall adapter or the USB cable- Uses a micro usb charging tip which makes it easy to find a replacement charging adapter in case you lose the original charger- 5x zoom is really incredible considering the size of the camera- Can use Sony Memory Stick Micro or Micro SD*** Negative Points: ***- Photos have a lot of noise (graininess) even in bright light- The buttons menus are hidden and hard to decipher if you have never used the camera- Zoom lever is tiny and frustrating to use (especially for accurate zooming)- Touchscreen is very hard to read in bright sunlight and you can forget about adjusting the options when it is bright outside- The waterproof seal is around the bottom of the case which holds the battery, memory card, and all the ports."
_
"I have to say the picture quality is not as good as my Panasonic Lumix, nor does the zoom come anywhere close."
_
"The color is funky and better than it looks in the picture..I love this camera since its waterproof, although not much zoom it is capable of taking easy photos in auto-mode when you point and shoot!"
_
"With the decent optical zoom, I grab many shots I would have missed otherwise."
_
"Reviewing images is a lot of fun - no delay - quick zoom."
_
"However, there's a lot of rugged cameras these days that purport to do both good video and stills, and with optical zoom to boot."
_
"This takes great pictures under water, though I miss the 20x zoom capability of ly land Sony."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: