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Sony TX20: Review

The Sony TX20 is characterized by purely rugged specifications: resistant to water, dust, shock and low temperatures. Despite the high performance at the machine body design of this camera is extremely slim and stylish.

Among the various features of the device, we find a 16.2-MP Exmor R sensor with 4x optical zoom, Full HD resolution and the possibility of videos and photos in 3D. In the back of this camera is a great touch display 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD with high quality (resolution of 921,000 dots) with brightness and contrast.

Sony TX20: Design

The Sony TX20 is a compact camera the latest generation of ultra slim design, modern and durable. The rugged nature of the device is made to perfection going to consider the strength from the machine body water, dust, and shock at low temperatures.

All this despite the aforementioned extremely small thickness of which is provided by the camera: the body to the machine has compact size (9.5 x 5.62 x 1.79 cm) with an even more limited and equal to 133 grams (with memory card and battery). The Sony TX20 camera is also very trendy, thanks to the availability of the same in different fun colors: orange, green, blue, pink and of course, the classic, yet modern.

Sony TX20: Features and Functionality

The Sony TX20 is a compact camera with a CMOS sensor Exmor R 16.2 MP effective and efficient design that reduces the image noise in low-light conditions thanks to the BIONZ processor the latest generation in combination with this sensor will find a high-quality Carl Zeiss lens that allows you to run virtually any shot in any shooting conditions.

It is also equipped with wide angle for group shots and landscapes. The optical zoom is not very powerful and is 4x but may be increased significantly thanks to technology that allows Clear Image Zoom 8x in practical to double the optical zoom.

Very valuable technology By Pixel Resolution (now a must-have for all the latest-generation Sony) which in practice optimizes detail and sharpness of the images super smart way to provide realistic and improve the effective resolution of the shots made with high magnification, so when we’re going to push at maximum zoom.

The camera, as you could have guessed given the market segment in which it is sold, it has no manual modes but only automatic modes, whose highest expression is found in the Superior Auto Mode in which the settings are adjusted automatically by the camera also going to use the HDR (High Dynamic Range). Thanks to automatic mode at the highest level this camera also allows continuous shooting (high-speed as the Reflex for instance) due to the pressure of the shutter button which will stop the action by performing a sequence of shots at 10 fps.

Sony TX20
Sony TX20

The Sony TX20 does not allow for only photographs but also allows the creation of great videos in AVCHD 1080i Full HD (1,920 x 1,080), also using the zoom, also thanks to Dual REC will be able to capture still images even while production of a video, all this thanks to the simple press on the shutter button.

The camera, thanks to its automatic modes, allows the execution of various types of shooting, among which we will find a panorama function intelligent, panning, 3D, high-resolution panoramic, burst multi angle, the still image 3D and always useful features Face Detection and Smile Shutter.

To complete the already exhaustive technical equipment of the device, in addition to the perfect rugged features already mentioned, we will find a beautiful display Touch 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD with a very high resolution of 921,000 points with high contrast and brightness, even in the presence of sunlight direct.


The Sony TX20 is a beautiful compact camera with excellent features the latest generation of rugged and techniques. The camera is made with the finest quality materials and thoroughly modern, as well as being made in trendy colors and fashionable. The features are very good, Although some might feel she lack of purely manual mode. Consider going to the market segment to Which it is addressed, this room has everything you need to have a great success, despite a sale price. Not entirely economic.

Where to Buy Sony TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Pink) (2012 Model)
  • 16.2 megapixels "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance
  • 4X optical zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • Certified waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof
  • Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : 4x optical zoom; By Pixel Super Resolution Technology; Xtra Fine LCD high resolution; Resistant to water, dust, shock and temperature bass; 16.2 MP Exmor R sensor, advanced automatic mode, photos and movies in 3D, Ultra slim design, Optical SteadyShot, Dual Rec, high speed continuous shooting (10fps max).

CONS : Price.

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