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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 16.2 MP Waterproof Digital Still Camera with Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 3D Sweep Panorama, and Full HD 1080/60i Video (Blue)

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  • Certified waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freeze-proof
  • 3.0 Touch screen for easy focus selection and photo viewing
  • Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
  • 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama: change the view of the world
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004H8FNH6
  • Item model number: DSCTX10/L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,090 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 4, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

Live life on the edge with the DSC-TX10 Cyber-shot Digital Camera. Designed to fit seamlessly into your active lifestyle, this innovative camera is certified waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freeze-proof. Capture expansive landscapes with one touch iSweep Panorama or record crystal clear Full HD 1080/60i movies. A 16.2-megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light performance while the high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects close. Compose, review and share shots on the vivid 3.0" touch screen. FEATURES: Rugged and Stylish - This camera is just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town! The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 16 ft10, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft9 and dustproof thanks to its airtight construction. As well, this durable camera can even withstand extreme weather conditions, as it is operable in temperatures from 14- to 104-degrees Fahrenheit11. Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX10 always makes it easy to get the best shot! Full HD 1080/60i - Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 Full HD. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. Background Defocus - DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear. Natural Flash - Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a refe

From the Manufacturer

Sony DSC-TX10
Sony DSC-TX10
Cyber-shot
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 camera lets you live life on the edge. This stylish and innovative camera will fit perfectly into your active life. Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, freeze-proof, HD movies, 3D photos, Sweep Panorama, and a touch screen, this powerful tool follows you to the edge and proves you were there.
Sony DSC-TX10 Feature Highlights
Rugged and Stylish
Rugged and Stylish
This camera is just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town! The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 16 ft10, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft9 and dustproof12 thanks to its airtight construction. As well, this durable camera can even withstand extreme weather conditions, as it is operable in temperatures from 14- to 104-degrees Fahrenheit11.  Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX10 always makes it easy to get the best shot!
3.0-inch LCD 3-inch Touch screen   
A large 3-inch touch screen LCD makes it easy for viewing and sharing images with simple and fun touch operation.
Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Image Sensor
The DSC-TX10 features a 16.2 megapixel “Exmor R” CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes7.
Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080@60i   
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 Full HD3. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.
3D still image   
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Images will take on a new dimension to view the world in a whole new way5.
iSweep Panorama
iSweep Panorama    
With iSweep Panorama just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a panoramic image. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
Background Defocus   
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Superior Auto Mode Superior Auto Mode   
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 36 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Soft Skin Mode   
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot. 
Natural Flash   
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
High speed shooting
The DSC-TX10 can capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, the DSC-TX10 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Carl Zeiss Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 25mm equivalent wide 4x Optical Zoom
The high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots close-ups up to just under ½-inch from the subject. A wide angle of 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces.
HDMI output
HDMI output   
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV). Easily connect your Cyber-shot camera via HDMI cable to any compatible HDMI compatible device to easily enjoy and upload content7.
Smile Shutter Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. Also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode.  This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Face Detection technology Face Detection technology
Sony’s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Anti-blink Function
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Sweep Multi Angle Mode   
In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD.
Anti-Motion Blur Mode
Capture cleaner and sharper images in low light for non landscape shots. When set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, the DSC-TX10 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and dramatically reduce subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
Backlight Correction HDR
Shooting high-contrast scenes can often lead to washed out backgrounds and/or details lost in shadow. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking three pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of all three into a single image for more natural looking shots.
TransferJet Technology TransferJet technology   
TransferJet technology, developed by Sony and advanced and promoted by consortium of 18 other companies, allows the transfer of up to ten files between two TransferJet enabled devices just by touching their TransferJet logos together, without the hassle of hunting for cables or the complication of pairing8.
Works with iMovie Compatible with PC and MAC Systems   
The Full HD video captured with the DSC-TX10 can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software1 for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems.
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.51
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD using an external DVD burning device (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook and Sony’s Personal Space). Using the new 5.5 version also enables playback of 3D images taken on the Cyber-shot camera.
PMBP Software Includes Sony PMB Portable software2   
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.5 software2 the DSC-TX10 makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites8 without the need for any additional software or install.
  1. PMB requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 environments not supported. Not supported by Mac OS. 
  2. Uploading directly to the web requires PMB Portable (ver 5.5 for Windows and ver 1.3 for Mac) software and USB cable (included), and PC with internet connectivity. Windows XP SP3 64-bit and Starter Edition and Windows Vista Starter Edition environments not supported.
  3. Compatible BRAVIA HDTV, and component cable required for PhotoTV HD viewing. Specifications for BRAVIA HDTV shown vary according to market region.
  4. Movie recording is limited to 29 minute segments.
  5. 3D viewing requires 3D HDTV, a high speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection and 3D glasses (all sold separately).
  6. TransferJet enabled media (sold separately) and TransferJet technology required in both devices.  Interoperability and compatibility among TransferJet enabled devices may vary.
  7. HD Viewing requires an HD output adapter cable (VMC-MD3) and compatible HDTV, both sold separately.
  8. Requires compatible wireless access point(s). Some features may rely on Internet services.
  9. This camera has been shock-proof Certified to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5-Shock
  10. This camera has been waterproof certified to IEC60529 IPX8 standard.
  11. This camera can operate in temperatures between 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius) and 104-degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) 
  12. This camera is dustproof certified to IEC 60529 IP5X standard
  13. This camera has waterproof certified to IEC60529 IPX8 standard, shock-proof Certified to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5-Shock, dustproof certified to IEC 60529 IP5X standard, and can operate in temperatures between 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius) and 104-degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius)

Customer Reviews

Image Quality: 94% positive
"Picture quality was great though (fortunate to download those before losing it). "
Ease of Use: 94% positive
"It was easy to use took great pictures that is until it got wet. "
Amanda Dawn VanceRead full review
Features: 100% positive
"The various features are extremely easy to use for various settings and scenes, especially the panorama settings. "
James KadelRead full review
Video Quality: 88% positive
"Video quality is also good. "
Screen: 100% positive
"Now that I'm learning my way around the menu's, the touch screen is convenient, and quick to change options. "
John L. MillerRead full review
Color: 80% positive
"Color is the best IMO. "
Brian Suarez OrtizRead full review

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Welsh on September 6, 2011
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I purchased this camera in April of 2011 shortly after it was released by Sony. I did not really get to use it until more than a month later on a trip where it was mainly used as an underwater camera. I closely followed all of the manufacturers instructions on keeping it clean and watertight. The cameral was never in more than 3 feet deep. The camera failed miserably. Many of the pics came out with millions of white spots and no focus. There was water leakage in the lense. The panoramic shots came out with lines and uneven connections between the photos, the camera changed to the lowest resolution each time the video function was used without my doing anything. The resolution changed so often, that I did not notice. Often, landscape shots came out with undersaturated colors. We coincidentally spent a fair amount of time with another couple we met who had just purchased the same camera. They had none of the problems we had. The BIGGEST problem was that when I tried to replace it, it was beyond Amazon's 30 day return policy and they would not replace it. So I emailed and called Sony repeatedly and was directed to their Laredo, Texas "customer satisfaction" center. What a joke! I have never spoken to more uneducated and unfamiliar with the product techs in my life. I ended up mailing the camera back to them at my own expense and after a few weeks, was advised that there was nothing wrong with my camera and it was sent back unrepaired, with no instructions or invoice showing what had or had not been done. I continued to call and email them, and another tech asked me to send him photo samples which I did. He agreed that there was a problem after looking at the photos and said that their "high-level" techs were going to look at it and get back to me. Then I never heard from them again.Read more ›
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Wade on October 20, 2011
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I see all the negative reviews for the camera leaking. I have one for the supposed shock proof warranty. I am a caver and this camera has been great for 5 months. I take it in my cave sack take photos go home clean it and it has always worked well (other than the dust spots from the flash). Anyway, last time i went i tossed my cave pack about 4 feet down below me. Later when i got the camera out the liquid crystals behind the glass had ruptured. Something in the bag must have hit the screen on the back of the phone. I thought "well good thing it has a shock proof warranty". So i sent it to Sony and they said the damage wasn't covered. I asked what made the damage not covered. All they would say is we examined it and it is of the type of damage not covered. I asked whats the difference between this shock damage and the kind that is covered. They said "the camera was damaged in a way that is not covered". We went in circles, me trying to find out why and them telling me it was examined and judged that it will not be covered, but they never told me why my damage was not covered, but some other shock damage is covered. I asked to speak to managers and all just answered with the same script. I asked how much to repair and was told it would be more than the camera is worth so i would have to buy a new one. That is the last Sony product i will ever buy (and i buy a lot). Worst part is the camera doesn't even have a view finder. So even though the guts of the camera work, i can't see anything to take a photo. Panasonic here i come.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 5, 2011
I really liked my first waterproof compact camera --- the Pentax Optio W10.
Took decent pictures and waterproof ... great for snapping pictures of my kids in and around the water.

Also bought the Optio W30 and W60, hoping that the updated models would be much better than the previous. Unfortunately, the picture quality seems to get worse with each newer model. Bummer.

Got the Canon D10 ... I like the pictures from the D10 better than the Pentax, used D10 as primary and the W60 as backup.
D10 is bulky and focusing is rather slow, but the jpeg colors are nicer than the Pentax.

Got the Sony DCS-TX10 last week, have not tried under water yet but have the following observations:

Positives:
- Much quicker focusing than D10
- Wide angle starts at 25mm vs 35mm for D10
- Awesome HD movie mode with zoom support and stereo sound
- Good punchy pictures with accurate colors
- Very compact
- Image stabilization very good
- Sweep panorama is useful and fun
- Sliding cover protects lens

Negatives:
- It takes a few seconds from power on until first shot
- Takes 5-7 seconds to start recording a movie if not in movie mode
-- This is very annoying, maybe it can be fixed via future firmware update?
- Not too crazy about the touch screen interface
- Battery doesn't seem to last very long (about same as D10)
- Water proof to 5m versus 10m for D10
- Playing back pictures seems a little sluggish

There is no separate battery charger, it is charged inside the camera via a USB cable, like an iPod/iPhone.
I prefer to have a separate charger so that I can charge a spare battery while still using the camera, but I guess others might prefer just charging from a USB port.
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