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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5: Review

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a compact digital camera very special because, in addition to having an attractive design. It also has an ultra slim body, dust proof and shockproof and waterproof up to 3 meters deep.

Technical specifications include a 3-inch touch screen LCD display with a resolution of 230,400 pixels, an Exmor R CMOS sensor 10.2 mega pixel, Bionz processor, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom, HD video footage, SteadyShot optical image stabilizer, functions such as face detection and smile shutter, backlight correction, self-portrait mode, twilight mode manual and intelligent overview.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5: Design

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5 is a camera elegant and refined, with body resistant and available in various colors. It has an LCD display 3-inch touch screen with a resolution of 230,400 pixels. As for size, measuring 94 mm wide, 56.9 mm high and 17.7 mm thick and weighs 128 grams excluding battery and SD of 144 degrees and taking them into account.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5: Features and Functionality

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a compact digital camera that the manufacturer has submitted in the February this year, along with other models, such as the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-h55. It is a slim camera and elegant but, above all, very resistant. Its main feature is that it is waterproof up to 3 meters deep, dust, and shock at low temperatures, so is ideal to take with you during the tests more challenging, in places with difficult climatic conditions and even at the beach, despite its refined look.

But talking about now, the technical data, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5 is equipped with an image sensor type Exmor CMS 1/2, 4 inches in size and with an effective resolution of approximately 10.2 mega pixels. This is not a high resolution compared to the average outstanding resolution, but allows to take pictures with a maximum resolution of 3648×2736 pixels.

Continuing with features, this camera also features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens which has a focal length of 4.43 mm, equivalent to 25-100 mm in the traditional format, 35 mm and a maximum aperture of f3.5 -F4.6. The camera is also equipped with the ability to shoot subjects, in the distance, thanks to the 4x optical zoom, so not particularly high, and the digital zoom up to 8x, with a total capacity of 32 magnifications.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5

Once the specifications, it is time to analyze what are the features offered by the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5, starting from the SteadyShot optical image stabilizer that compensates for movements of the machine ensuring a crisp, clear photo every time. But the functions are really a lot, such as the scenic intelligent, combining multiple photos to create a panorama, twilight mode or the manual and self-portrait.

Other features include continuous shooting at high speed, which allows for rapid continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second, a sensitivity up to ISO 3200, the Intelligent Auto Adjustment, which automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to ensure perfect photos in every circumstance, backlight correction, to obtain pictures are correct to the point of view of contrast and backlight.

Not missing, then on the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5, the Face-Recognition function that recognizes the faces in a shot and adjusts settings such as focus, exposure and white balance, and Smile Shutter, which automatically takes the photo when the subject smiles. A function charge is one that allows you to apply effects and music to images.

Finally, this camera can also record HD video footage, with a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. As for saving photos and videos, has an internal memory of 45 MB, expandable with Memory Stick and Secure Digital cards of various types. The package finally, includes battery, 250 shots, battery charger, A/V cable, power cable, wrist strap and CD-ROM with the software.


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a compact camera very interesting, especially for the presence of a touch screen display and for her body resistant to water, dust, shock and low temperatures. Also of note is the double anti-blur system, HD video clips and many functions to get perfect photos in every circumstance. Too bad for the zoom is not very high.

Where to Buy Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 10.2MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with SteadyShot Image Stabilization and 3.0 Inch Touch Screen LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • Certified waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freeze-proof
  • 3.0-inch wide touch screen for easy operation and viewing of images and movies
  • 10.2-megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for enhanced low-light performance
  • iSweep Panorama Mode captures stunning panoramic images; fast capture with 10fps...
  • Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media

PROS : Waterproof, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Shock and Dust Resistant, Smile Shutter, Double anti-blur system, Face Detection.

CONS : Memory, Zoom.

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