Sony® TX10 Review, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
The Sony TX10 is a point and shoot camera that doesn’t sacrifice design in order to be rugged. This Sony Cybershot camera is sleek, attractive, and built to be taken with you wherever you go. It’s waterproof, shock-proof, dust-proof, and freeze-proof. Plus, it can take pretty good pictures and record amazing HD videos. The TX10 is one of the most popular rugged cameras right now, and there are quite a few good things to say about this camera. However, the Sony TX10 does come with a few faults. Before you make any kind of purchasing decision, here’s what you should know about this popular rugged digicam:
Sony TX10 Pros
- This camera has a large, high resolution screen. Its screen is 3 inches in size with a resolution of 921k dots. Cameras with large, high resolution screens make it easier for you to get an accurate impression of images you’re going to take and images you’ve already captured.
- The Sony TX10 can shoot at a speed of 10 frames per second, which is fast in comparison to the shooting speeds of other digital cameras in the TX10′s price range. This camera won’t slow you down when you’re trying to take several pictures in a row.
- A CMOS sensor allows the Sony TX10 to take high quality images. An CMOS sensor is the best kind of sensor a camera can have.
- Users of this camera don’t just love its screen because its large with a high resolution. They also love its screen because its a capacitive touchscreen. A touchscreen on a camera allows users to quickly and easily access important camera menu functions.
- The TX10 comes with a panorama feature that allows users to combine images together to create one, long image. Many photographers like this feature, and few cameras come with it.
- 1080 True HD video recording abilities make this camera ideal for users who want to capture the best videos possible.
Sony TX10 Cons
- With only 4x optical zoom, the Sony TX10 has some trouble capturing clear close-up shots of subjects that are in the distance.
- A slow max shutter speed of 1/1600s means this camera isn’t the best if you want to take pictures of subjects that aren’t still.
- This camera does not come with built-in GPS. Built-in GPS is a common feature found in rugged cameras like the TX10, including the popular Panasonic DMC-TS3.
- The battery on this camera leaves something to be desired. It can only handle taking 250 shots between charges. Most cameras in the TX10′s price range come with batteries that allow for at least 300 shots between charges.
- Only able to take 2 second exposures, this digicam may disappoint photographers who seek to take long exposure photos. Being able to take long exposure photos is a definite perk, especially if you want to be able to take interesting photos in low-light settings.
Compared to other rugged cameras, the Sony TX10 inarguably has a lot to offer. If you want an attractive digicam that takes excellent pictures, even when it’s submerged in water, the Sony TX10 is unlikely to disappoint you.