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And here's why I stick to Sony.,
This review is from: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model) (Electronics)
I don't use SLR cameras because they are too much to carry around and I am a little shy. I need a camera which is better than an SLR and if my ignorance can be ignored i dare say, this camera for what it's worth is better than buying an SLR for your travler, photo enthusiast, keen spirit hippie tree lover. Two years back I tried Canon for digital cameras. They make some amazing ultra compact slick scratch free easy to use cameras and I was immediately a fan. Those cameras would cost around $200 and the battery life was decent enough. My cousin visited me from India and we went to Vegas, Georgia and Orlando and all this while we used his Sony Camera. I was so impressed I decided to buy the Sony TX 10 (previous model of the camera you're reading about) and the relationship was beautiful.
When I lost my waterproof TX10, I was very sad because it was easily the best camera I had owned. It's amazing how much money we spend on traveling but seldom do we realize the value of spending $100 more for a camera that will go the extra 20 miles and give you the best output. I paid $320 for mine when I was in Shenzhen, China.
a) Image quality in low light is superior without any defacing. More sharp than the TX 10.
b) The interface has changed since the previous camera and it took me a few days to get used to
c) 16.2 Megapixel camera and videos are shot very well
d) nice big led display / touchscreen works good
e) Strong Battery - Easily click 300 + images before requiring recharge / plenty of options to view/playback meanwhile
f) Slick design though almost no change since TX 10
g) 100 % waterproof .. i have tried it a lot
h) This can take a few shocks and falls too
a) The image itself is superior to any entry level or mid level Canon cameras and the design is also much cooler
b) The image capture team seems oddly a fraction of a second longer than the TX 10 sometimes but this also ensures no blurriness whatsoever
c) Super flash. It will make you look good and the objects in the background sustain themselves too
d) Easy to put in pocket
e) Very fast load time and hardly any lag.
a) No extra battery charger and you have to charge by connecting into power socket
b) Sony Memory Stick Duo Pro doesn't play on my iMac or Macbook Air / I have to connect usb cable which is a chore
c) Interface will take slightly longer to get used to and the button that makes images turn left to make horizontal/vertical is very buggy and ineffective (it's a touchscreen button)
d) I have a scratch on this within 20 days. I must have kept it in a pocket with change or pen or something. The screen should be able to take more.
I am never buying anything but Sony for cameras. Don't quote me on this but I believe the iPhone 4s uses a Sony/Carl Zeiss lens.
I love this camera and I pray I don't lose I lost my last TX 10.
***PS - I visited China recently and am uploading a few images, please do check for quality***