Average review score based on 12 user reviews
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First reaction to this camera - it's REALLY thin, maybe too thin... then you realize how convenient it is to stick in a pocket - the next thing you know, you'll be taking it everywhere! Considering how powerful this little camera is, Sony really crammed a lot of capability into a very small package.
This is a relatively "late" release camera, using the 16.2 MPixel sensor in most of the Sony 2011 releases, but tweaked a bit more. Still performance definitely is excellent, with some added custom presets like miniature, toy camera and subtractive color (where only one color shows, and the rest is Black and White) - features ONLY previously available on Sony professional ALPHA cameras. Lots of fun to play with, and the stills from this camera are quite good all around.
1080/60i (why not 60p? I dunno...) video is great, although a bit noisier in low light than the TX100V (which is VERY clean in low light conditions), looks great in decent light. For the most part, no need to have a dedicated video camera anymore, unless you really are fanatical about video quality or need the features of higher end video cameras...
The biggest "new" thing is this camera is the first time Sony worked some magic so that a compact Point and Shoot camera has not only the 5x optical zoom, but it also has what is best described as a lossless digital doubler, giving this super small camera the equivalent of a 10x zoom without noticeable image degradation - and it works quite well - you can also tell it to use digital zoom, and get up to 20x, but you'll see image quality start to degrade past about 15x - still, for a small camera, you get a lot of usable zoom range, which is why I wanted to test this camera, and it hasn't disappointed! I've found it adds nicely to the capabilities of the similar (but thicker) compact TX100V. The front sliding cover is also "just right" tension wise, feeling better overall than some of the other TX series I've owned. The OLED screen is very crisp and clean as displays go, the touchscreen is fairly responsive, although I've found triggering the "movie" mode and stopping recording to be a bit touchier than I'd like, and there's no "hard" button for starting movies - so you have to be a bit careful when recording movies. Not a big deal, but since this camera takes great full HD video, you'll probably be using it... and it takes some getting used to. Touchscreen interfaces are always something you either love or hate, and take a bit of adjusting to! The ability to track focus by touching the screen is worth it by itself, so I like touchscreens on cameras...
Things you may want to know... this camera is so thin, it won't take "normal" memory cards - you've got to use MICRO SDHC or Memory sticks... so you probably will have to get a memory stick especially for this camera, but they are the same ones you might use in your cell phone, fairly easy to find and cheap. Just don't expect to put a regular size SDHC card in this...
The other oddity is that the tripod mount must use a little (included) adapter - again, because the camera is super thin, there's not enough thickness for a normal 1/4"-20 socket. You probably will be handheld most of the time anyway, but if you need to mount on a tripod or other rig... you need the adapter!
Overall, a very handy little camera for pocket or purse or whenever you don't want to drag a big camera around, with enough features and capabilities for creativity!
Excellent camera, acceptable price. High-quality assembly. Convenient size. Compact camera. Bright, wide screen. The image pure, sated with paints.
Best point and shoot camera out there..!
Super light weight and very compact.
Lots of helpful features including panoramic pictures.
the picture quality is excellent also the size and weigth, teh unique problem abuot it, the battery does not last long must be charged soon, i had to buy an original batery and the probem disappeared, I think it is still an excellent buy for a very good price... i love this camera
First, the 16MP is amazing !
Photos and videos are in super high quality !
Very small and beautiful, class ! He makes the different between the oder one
Finally I recommend everyone who want a Compact Camera with power !
Premièrement le 16 mégapoxels est IN-CRO-YABLE !
Les photos ainsi que les videos sont d'une très grande qualité même un grand écran Full HD 1080p !
Très petit et très beau avec de la classe en plus ! Il fait largement la différence avec les autres appareils photo compact !
Finalement, je le recommande vivement à quicqonque voulant un appareil pas très cher et d'une très grande puissance ! Le top du top quoi !
Slim, small and pratice. Seller send the product in original box. Never open it.
I dont like so much when i open and didnt see a micro sd, but it is ok, ver easy to find one.
Really excellent one. Good picture clarity. Easy to carry and good touch screen capabilities. Long battery life. etc... I really liked it.
Small, easy to use, great pictures especially at night. Easy to use all the features, great touch screen and good size too.
For this valuable camera, the functions is great and suitable for compact class. Let's say that the function is the best when compare with others in the same class. Picture quality is fine but not for serious user. We all know that DSLR with larger sensor will get better picture but with this camera, you won't be disappointed!
Great little camera but the battery life is awful. At times it does not turn off when I try to turn it off and then when I go to use it again the battery is dead. Recommend having a spare battery at all times.