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Awesome design and quality,
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 just received my DSC-TX20 (Black) yesterday and I've tested it and compared it to the previous DSC-TX10 that I had for one year and I gave it to my brother in law. I've been very happy with the DSC-TX10 and I like the new DSC-TX20 a lot. There is no significant changes, the main ones are that the shooter speed is increased to 4 sec (from 2 sec) for night shooting and the new one has video recording in 60i in 1080 AVCHD. Also the panorama option has been boosted since the DSC-TX10's entry, offering solid panoramas of up to 360 degrees. Sony also increased focusing speed. I think these are basically all the differences. Waterproofing and the design hasn't change at all. I red a lot of comments about the waterproofing on the TX10 - both good and bed. I am scuba diver and I've been doing underwater photography for several years now. This camera is not designed for that, it's rated only for 5 meters (16 foot) which I tested in our community pool and it works just fine. Of course you will need to read the instructions and make sure that the seals are properly closed. The camera is great for any pool and for a lot of fun with the kids. Bottom line - it's awesome camera. For it's class I think it's the best on the market for now. If you are looking for very good pictures from a small camera - that's the one.
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Initial post: May 6, 2012 10:57:33 AM PDT
T. Ishizue says:
Thanks for the good review. Being an owner of the DSC-TX10, I noticed that Sony has also added the Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode image stabilization to their list of new features to the DSC-TX20, according to their literature. Have you tried shooting video and noticed if their was any noticeable improvement with the DSC-TX20 in comparison with the DSC-TX10?
In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 8:26:58 AM PDT
H. Hristov says:
I can not visually see the difference. DSC-TX10 had very good quality as well. The new one supports the highest possible and it is very sharp. I have two high def TV's - 46' Samsung and 46'Sony Bravia 3D and the video from the camera plays in very good quality on both. At low light is not the same as when you have daylight but that's with any camera. Anyway, straight to your question - I can not see huge difference just at first look between the two cameras.
Posted on May 9, 2012 7:24:23 AM PDT
How fast is the video recording time on the DSC-TX20? On my DSC-TX10 it does not start recording 1080/60i video until 8 sec after you hit the record button. Have they sped this up on the new model?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 1:11:43 AM PDT
It's almost instantaneous for me; maybe a 1 or 2 second wait. So yes I guess they did.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 1:17:36 PM PDT
Dirk Daring says:
Is the 1 or 2 seconds for IAuto mode or Video mode?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 4:58:16 PM PDT
It takes about two seconds to enter video mode and another two to exit (process the video). It takes about 3.5 seconds between pressing down the shutter button and being able to take another picture in iAuto mode.
Posted on Jul 29, 2012 9:13:06 AM PDT
Are you able to keep the underwater feature on even when powering off? I don't want to have to keep putting it on the underwater setting.
Posted on Dec 13, 2012 10:12:37 AM PST
Does this camera have a memory card?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 11:02:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 22, 2013 11:02:33 AM PST
Buy it at sony now and it comes with a free 16 card and case, also much cheaper.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013 10:30:22 AM PST
Except that the case is no longer available so the promotion is void. Price here is 199 now also.