Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a gorgeous camera.

It's slim and its sliding metal faceplate gives it a unique look. It features one of the better touch screens that I've used on any digital camera, and can be used underwater at depths of up to 16 You can drop this 16-megapixel shooter from as high as five feet, but it's not as rugged as some other tough cameras, and its image quality lags well behind others in its class.

Design and Features:
The TX20 screams style, and Sony takes advantage of this by offering it in a rainbow of colors. You can opt for a two tone version with a gray body and an orange or green faceplate, or a color-coordinated version in black, blue, or pink.
When the camera isn't in use, the metal faceplate covers the lens. Sliding it down turns the camera on and reveals the lens, flash, and stereo mic. Like most tough shooters, the lens is located in the top corner, and doesn't move in or out from the body while zooming.
The touch screen serves as the main control panel, and as such is thankfully quite responsive and customizable. You can select the four shooting controls that are located to the left of the LCD, and there's also an on-board guide that explains all of the camera'a features.
The 4x zoom lens covers a 25-100mm (35mm equivalent) focal range, which is quite useful in a waterproof camera. When you shoot underwater, objects appear slightly closer to the lens than they actually are, which effectively hurts your wide angle capability—having a lens as wide as 25mm helps to offset that, and gives you a wide field of view for landscape shots when on dry land. This rugged pocket camera is waterproof to 16 feet, but its image quality is very disappointing.
The Price of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is $329.99.

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