Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Digital Camera (Red)

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Product Highlights

  • 16.1MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
  • Sony 4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25-100mm
  • 2.7" 460k-Dot Clear Photo LCD Monitor
  • Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
  • HD 720p Video at 30fps
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 360° Sweep Panorama
  • Picture and Beauty Effect
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter
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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Digital Camera is a highly durable compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 16.1MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor for producing high resolution still imagery and HD 720p video. This sensor is benefitted by the inclusion of a 4x optical zoom lens, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-100mm. For shooting in low-lit conditions and when working at longer zoom magnifications, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to counter the effects of camera shake.

Where this camera truly excels is through its ability to perform in cold or wet conditions, or its durability to withstand drops and harsh elements. The TF1 is waterproof to a depth rating of 33' / 10.1m; shockproof to protect the camera from falls up to 5' / 1.5m high; freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C; and dustproof to ensure the inner-components remain fully-function in generally rough conditions.

For monitoring and playback of images, and for navigating the menu system, a 2.7" 460k-dot Clear Photo LCD is available and offers five brightness steps to aid in viewing in bright conditions. There are also a host of camera effects to further refine the appearance of your imagery including Picture Effects, Beauty Effects, Face Detection and Smile Shutter, 360° Sweep Panorama, iAuto, and Advanced Flash.

Rugged Camera Design
The TF1 performs equally as well in the best of conditions as it does under some of the harshest and most demanding ones. Its compact form factor paired with durable construction make this camera ideal for carrying at all times:
  • Waterproof to a depth of 33' / 10.1m
  • Shockproof from a height of 5' / 1.5m
  • Freezeproof to a temperature of 14°F / -10°C
  • Dustproof due to an airtight construction
  • 16.1MP Super HAD CCD Sensor and HD Video
    A 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor is used to produce high resolution imagery that is well-benefitted by the 4x optical zoom lens and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. The combination of these technologies renders sharp, detailed imagery suitable for both printing and sharing online. The sensor also enables HD video recording up to 1280 x 720p format at 30fps.
    4x Optical Zoom Lens and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
    A built-in 4x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-100mm, giving wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit most shooting situations. Six aspherical lenses are integrated into the lens' construction, helping to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range.

    Significantly benefitting this lens' long-range abilities is built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which helps to lessen the appearance of camera shake. 2-Way Active Mode functions by correcting for both vertical and horizontal motion, making it suitable for producing sharp imagery while moving.
    Other Camera Features
  • The 2.7" 460k-dot Clear Photo LCD monitor is a bright, clear means for composing imagery and reviewing photos and videos.
  • Picture Effects help to add increased mood to imagery by altering their appearance to suit your creative direction. Effects include Toy Camera, Pop Color, and Partial Color effect amongst others.
  • Beauty Effect gives you the ability to enhance subjects' skin tones, smooth the appearance of their skin, remove blemishes and shine, whiten teeth, and more.
  • iAuto mode intelligently analyzes the scene in which you are photographing in and will optimize camera settings to best render the situation accurately.
  • 360° Sweep Panorama allows you to create wide panoramic images in-camera by simply sweeping your camera about the scene.
  • Advanced Flash works to improve the overall effectiveness of the built-in flash and provide greater illumination to light up more of the scene in darker situations.
  • Face detection and Smile Shutter work to improve portraits by emphasizing focus and exposure on the subjects' face and automatically releasing the shutter when a smile is detected.
  • UPC: 027242862319
    Pixels Actual: 16.4 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVI, MJPEG
    Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lens 12 elements in 10 groups
    6 Aspherical
    EFL: 4.43-17.7mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-100mm)
    Aperture: f/3.6 (W) - 4.7 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 4x
    Digital: 5x
    Intelligent Zoom: 5x
    Intelligent Zoom: 7.1x
    Intelligent Zoom: 28x
    Intelligent Zoom: 9.6x
    Focus Range Wide: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 1.64' (50 cm) - Infinity
    Auto: 3.15" (8 cm) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200
    Shutter 2 - 1/2000 
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Program
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Beach
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Pet Portrait
    Smooth Skin
    Soft Focus
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Underwater
    Burst Rate Up to 1 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 100 frames
    Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 12.80' (0.5 - 3.9 m)
    Telephoto: 1.64 - 9.84' (0.5 - 3 m)
    Wide: Up To 26.25' (8 m)
    Telephoto: Up To 19.69' (6 m)
    External Flash Connection None
    Built-in Memory None
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Micro
    Memory Stick Micro (M2)
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1280 x 720: 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
    Audio Recording With Video, Mono
    Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV Output
    USB 2.0
    Waterproofing 33.0' (10.1 m)
    Battery 1x NP-BN Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 630 mAh
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.4 x 0.9" / 102.4 x 62.0 x 22.7 mm
    Weight 5.36 oz / 152 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.1 x 2.0"
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Digital Camera (Red)
  • NP-BN Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC Adapter (ACUP10C)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Multi USB Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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    Very fun camera

    By Cliff

    from Muskego, WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact


    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Panoramic Photos
    • Travel
    • Underwater photography

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Digital Camera (Red):

    I bought this camera specifically to use when we went snorkeling in Cancun. It ended up being the camera I carries with me everywhere.

    The underwater functionality is awesome. I watched others struggle with some of the other products I considered and was very happy to have this one. The controls and screen are very easy to see, even under water. I found myself trying all of the functions underwater just to see how it worked. I followed the instructions for cleaning the camera and had absolutely no issues in any way.

    The picture quality in and out of the water is great. I had a ton of fun with the panoramic and movie modes. The automatic function seems to work wonderfully.

    I highly recommend this camera for any use but try it snorkeling in Cancun. It's way special. I would recommend a floating wrist band of some kind. While the one that comes with the camera is sufficient, you will want to prevent the chance it comes out of your hand and sinks to the bottom.

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    By bwteal

    from North Dakota

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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      • Complicated To Figure Out
      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Many Pics Over Exposed
      • Not Easy To Use
      • Poor Battery Life
      • Poor Image Quality
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Digital Camera (Red):

        I am a loyal Sony customer. I wanted a waterproof point and shoot camera for a trip where there would be a lot of salt water involved so I wouldn't risk damage to my good DSLRs. I figured that this one would be a good choice. It wasn't. It is a pain in the butt just to turn it on and shoot. I am not sure I got a good photo from it. All I wanted was an auto point and shoot. Figuring out how to use all of the options (other than something simple) had me getting the good camera out of the bag that I knew how to use and limited my use while on the water. I am not sure what Sony was trying to accomplish with this camera but I didn't get it. The biggest issues were the delay in the image capture when the shutter was pushed and the exposure modes. I was also disappointed in Sony including a battery that had nominal charge time. It was so bad that I bought a backup only to find that there was a difference in how each was labeled indicating a difference between the one supplied with the camera and the other one. Why? I lost a lot of faith in Sony after this experience

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        great value

        By yogagirl

        from woodstown, nj

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer


        • Easy to Use


        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        small compact
        easy to use
        and works great

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