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SonyCyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver)
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (17)
  • Compact (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good in low light (12)
  • Large clear LCD (12)

Cons

  • Short battery life (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • Limited zoom (5)
  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (16)
  • Travel (15)
  • Low light (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (11)
  • Sports/action (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy Peasy Point and Shoot

I bought this camera to replace an older model Sony digital point-and-shoot. I should note that I carry a camera with me often to capture child moments or design ideas (for work). The...Read complete review

I bought this camera to replace an older model Sony digital point-and-shoot. I should note that I carry a camera with me often to capture child moments or design ideas (for work). The picture and video quality on this camera are fantastic! The menus are pretty easy to use. However, this model does not include a comprehensive manual - something I do like to refer to while first learning about the new features. If I am trying to figure out how to do a specific effect, I often find myself searching around all the menus until I find something appropriate. Other pros: Shutter lag is minimal (much better than the old camera which had the highest rating in its class at the time). Panoramic feature is VERY easy to use. This camera seems to stabilize better (while taking pics and movies out a car window or while walking). For those who want a simple operation, this camera has many built in, "smart" features to help you take great pictures without much thought. There are two small reasons why I did not give this camera 5 stars: 1) the slide down cover does not have a well-designed lip on which to pull it down. (the older model was easier to use especially with gloves on) 2) the fancy OLED touch screen is actually quite delicate - in fact, the first one that arrived was defective. In general, although slightly larger than my older Sony camera, this camera is a bit more delicate and fussy. If this bothers you, I would stick with the TX10 model, otherwise, I do recommend this camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

Sony builds wonderful cameras and I expected a lot from this one. It was replacing a fantastic 2 yr old WX1 and we got great photos and video with a T30 before that. My...Read complete review

Sony builds wonderful cameras and I expected a lot from this one. It was replacing a fantastic 2 yr old WX1 and we got great photos and video with a T30 before that. My big camera is a Canon 5DMk2.

1) The large 3.5" screen is disappointing because it is not bright enough - very hard to use outdoors. Dimmer than the WX1. And I expected the touch screen to work like the liquid interaction you get from a camera on a cell phone. But it is frustrating to try to move around in an image with your finger because it skids, ignoring finger motion and the image tremors and shakes.

2) Processing speed is very slow. A lot of delays. It takes about 3 seconds to transition from shooting mode until playback is fully active. It takes 7 seconds after you shoot a picture until it finally lets you zoom into the image in playback. It takes about 4 seconds after you touch a photo in the gallery until you can begin zooming into it, and it takes even longer to return from a photo back to the gallery. The WX1 and a lot of older cameras take less than a second to move between gallery and image.

3) The touch focus defies your attempt to select a face or object - the little white box appears and then drifts around with a mind of its own. Even when the box is in the desired position, the camera itself is inclined to redirect the focus to sharp objects in the foreground or background. Simple stationary photos of a child with spot focus centered on their face miss the detail of eyes and eyebrows, focusing sharply on the fabric of their sweater. The result looks like a cheap camera.

4) Blotchy noise reduction is way overboard - even in good light.

5) Battery life is poor. The fun is over hours earlier than either of my older Sony cameras.

6) I am not a fan of the sharp edged zoom 'stick' next to the shutter buttons. I like to move zoom independently with my thumb.

7) The tiny recessed power button is difficult to use.

On the bright side:

1) It shoots unbelievable video, and like all Sonys I have used, you can zoom while shooting. 1920x1080 60fps is incredible - quite a feat. You will need a big computer to play it. If video is the primary use, you could overlook the still photo issues.

2) Fast shutter response.

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5.0

Good Quality Features Compact P&S Camera

By Visionary Vistas

from Anchorage, AK

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

    While I typically prefer using my DSLR's for their infinitely creative control, there are times when their bulky size is overly cumbersome. At these moments having a high quality, compact and feature laden point and shoot camera is very much preferred. The low light performance, panoramic and auto-intelligent simplicity that is offered here makes this camera an exceptional value. At 16MP, the images are a good size even for the more critical photographers. Thus, even in the most crowded Pro camera bags, a compact and highly capable P&S is a necessity.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Very nice and compact gear

    By Little Paul

    from Sao Joao del-Rei, Minas Gerais

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

    Very easy to use and the instrution on the LCD is very good

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Subbu

    from Huntsville, AL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

    I received the item as I ordered and its a new product. The delivery was absoulutly as specified in shipment. The Sony camera got a very good automode for the beginers.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Excellent Camera!

    By OB

    from NC

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent HD Video
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No HDMI cable included
    • No memory card
    • No Wifi
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

    PROS:
    1. Excellent features.
    2. Picture quality is AMAZING!
    3. Makes HD videos and the quality is excellent (No need to buy a video camera)
    4. Has GPS.

    CONS:
    1. Bad battery life. You really need a spare battery if you are on vacation taking pictures and video.
    2. Come on Sony, you need to include large capacity memory cards and an extra battery!
    3. Sony should makes these with at least 32GB internal hard drive.
    4. Sony should include HDMI cable

    Bottom Line: This is an excellent camera for the everyday person. Would have loved it even more if it had wifi and it could upload pictures to your Google+.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    i would buy this product again and again

    By sobyhathen

    from maldives

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Limited Zoom
    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Image Quality
    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

    this product always like me and good product.Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera photo is grate.i like this product.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 7
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Good

    By Furiy

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

      The case is a little hard to open and you end up touching the lens half the time. On mine, the zoom is hard to operate (have to push REALLY hard). It is VERY hard to do anything with the camera without accidentally changing options on the touch screen. Pictures look great though.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 4
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      MY NEW BEST FRIEND

      By Nadia

      from Ames, IA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Red):

      I love DSC TX100. Easy to carry and looks cool. Indeed, I always had a grat picture like a professional camera.
      Tips : get a screen protection ASAP

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent compared to todays technology

      By bud

      from west lafayette, in

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Black):

        very good product - excellent price

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good Job!

        By yc

        from hawaii

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Black):

        Tiny, beautifully designed, high quality--Good Job!
        Future one should be thined and has a more sensible screen.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Best Point and Shoot Camera I have owned

        By Dovefg

        from Iowa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Black):

        I bought this for my wife and she loves it !! so easy to use and its vey compact and the right thing to carry around .My wife uses it all the time and I have never seen her do that before !! Great purchase. I love Sony !!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The camera is fantastic!

        By Paulo Niteroi

        from Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Black):

          The camera is great for travelling and family use.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good product

          By thyristor

          from Newport, JerseyCity, NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

          it is a bit complicated to learn how to use tx100 than my last cyber shot with real buttons. but once you get used to it, it is easy to use. i took a pic while i was flying over the north pole, the touch focus really helped a lot. and the gps location is another catch too.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          My 2nd cybershot/ great little camera

          By aj

          from New Zealand

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Red):

          Still dissapointed in being able to view the screen in daylight. big mistake to remove viewfinders from campact camera,s

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Great (but slightly complicated) Camera

          By SpartanCamera

          from Teaneck, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Red):

          I would recommend this camera to a friend if they had the patience to read through all of the different applications and settings.

          I think it is difficult to manage and find all of the different settings as they are not all in one place

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 4
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Cool camera. Great improvements

          By Felix Pappalardi

          from Yonkers new York

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Red):

            Cool camera. I had the one from last year. this is much better. More pixels and more features. Gps even!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Very Good Camera

            By Rangel

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Black):

            I use for home pictures, very good camera!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 6
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great camera I will recomended every use

            By JW

            from Treasure Isalnd

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Black):

            easy to use

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            good and bad

            By Martin W

            from Buenos Aires, Argentina

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • Limited Zoom
            • No Viewfinder
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Red):

            I would definitely recommend this to a friend who wants to take photos but not to someone who wants to film. Sony changed the system that was using in the tx series and to shoot now you should press the icon in the screen which is not as precise as pressing the upper button. The same applies to end the recording. Very uncomfortble and unprecise. Besides, once you've pressed the icon, it takes a couple of seconds to start the recording. The rest is close to perfection.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 5
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Great features; color rendition poor

            By Chris

            from San Diego, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Zeis lens cmos processor

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Silver):

                I chose this camera for its great features; e.g., Zeis lens, 16MPs, CMOS processors, OLED display. What is unacceptable is the terrible color rendition. I don't see how this camera got out off the laboratory.

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                5.0

                DSC-TX100V DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (RED)

                By Cris

                from Brasilia, DF- Brasil

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High technology
                • Small Size

                Cons

                • Few colors available

                Best Uses

                • Adjustment
                • Good quality pictures
                • Good quality recordings

                Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX100 Digital Camera (Red):

                My Digital Still Camera is good because I can use it for professional means and private ones. I can take good quality pictures at sunlight and dark places as well. It takes pictures and records in 3D too. It has great focus in panoramic mode, it has HD technology and its quality in post picture development is specially good. The size is very fit and I like the possibility to adjust pictures or recordings according to what is beeing shot. The only thing I dislike about is few quantity of colors available.

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