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SonyCyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Compact (41)
  • Large clear LCD (24)
  • Good in low light (21)
  • Good image quality (18)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (15)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (38)
  • Family photos (27)
  • Sports/action (17)
  • Low light (16)
  • Video (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The little camera that CAN!

I've taken this surfing, (jammed in my shorts pocket, with one of those wrist floaties), snorkeling, partying, you name it, it's been there and it's still going strong.
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I've taken this surfing, (jammed in my shorts pocket, with one of those wrist floaties), snorkeling, partying, you name it, it's been there and it's still going strong.

The auto focus works well, it takes just a little getting used to if this is your first Sony, but no big deal. The pictures are sharp and bright. The wide angle lens is w-i-d-e!

It's a Sony - the video is best in its class in my opinion, I've shot some amazing video, who needs a a boxy Go pro bolted to your surfboard?

This is a rugged little camera, just take care of it, and keep salt & sand out of the seals - that is no joke. I couldn't be happier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not so waterproof camera!

This camera is a great little device for summer fun. It takes great shots and videos. The problem I had with this camera was that its a waterproof camera that's not so waterproof!...Read complete review

This camera is a great little device for summer fun. It takes great shots and videos. The problem I had with this camera was that its a waterproof camera that's not so waterproof! After a couple days of use the screen went green, and then it stopped working. That's why I suggest the Sony Marine Pack to cover it, but it doesn't make sense to shell out all this money. It's probably easier to buy a cheaper camera and put it in a waterproof case. The best part about this whole dilemma is B and H! They had a cooperative and friendly customer service that helped me get the camera replaced.

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1.0

Sony Quality poor, warranty meaningless

By Moonbeam

from Ross, Ohio

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Pink):

        Camera stopped working after about 6 pictures, half of them underwater. Sent it in for repair and Repair Center called me to say it was corroded inside and couldn't be fixed. They said I had obviously not closed compartment correctly. BUT I had read instructions several times, followed directions carefully. So I completely lost $[$]! I cannot believe how slimy Sony is - thought they were reputable. That's the last Sony product I'll ever buy.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great compact waterproof camera!

        By Splatter

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Resolution
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

        I have used this for a few weeks now and am very impressed with the image and video quality.

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

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed!

        By Will

        from St Barth

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

          I wanted a point and shoot that I could take everywhere I don't take my DSLR. The Sony DSC-TX20 is perfect for that. Takes good quality pictures, have taken it to the beach a few times without any problem. It's great not to worry about sand of wet hands!
          Great product at an unbeatable price on B&H.
          I would recommend this product.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Great little camera, not tough though

          By Matt

          from Northridge, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

          I've purchased 4 of these and given a couple to friends. I started with the TX10. I bought it mainly because of it didn't have an extending lens and for it's small form factor. It's a great camera for it's size. Waterproofing is a plus. Downside is it's cheap plastic construction. Several parts around the screen and battery door are too thin and crack with normal use. If you're going to use this often I'd recommend extra batteries, it can easily go through 3 in a day.

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          • No

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          4.0

          great camera

          By fishguy

          from McAllen, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

            wanted a rugged waterproof camera to take around without worrying about breaking it. I don't use it under water, rather i needed the peace of mind that if a splash of water would not kill my camera. Pros: small easily stores in any pocket great value for the price decent images in print for a waterproof point and shoot, excellent when viewed on comp. touch screen is cool, no buttons to hang up on stuff when in your pocket.Cons: large hands cover lens, but not a big deal. Just move you finger slide cover seems kind of weak/flimsy port covers and seals seem weak. Can they Handel a splash yes, taking camera under water.........I wouldn't. I bought this camera after buying an Olympus TG-2 and returning it. At almost $400 images on olympus were often blurry and prints seemed washout and faded. Auto focus also was horrible. I haven't had any of these issues with the Sony DSC-TX20. I would have given this camera 5 stars but the lens sliding cover and seemingly weak port covers kept it from 5 stars.

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

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            5.0

            Great Product!

            By Amy

            from Mimai

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

              Although I have a dslr, I purchase this camera for the underwater shots. The camera came quickly and has been fun to use!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great little camera

              By Tiny

              from Vancouver, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

              Bought it for a rafting trip (still to come) but have been impressed with the camera size (tiny) and its ruggedness (waterproof, dust proof, shock proof), the panorama feature, the video capabilities with still pictures, and the macro feature. The zoom is not too great but the 16 megapixels help. The screen is bright and clear but the touch can be slow. The screen buttons are small for my big fingers. I also find the picture review slow to activate. All criticizm aside this is a great little camera and I will learn to work with its features and limitations.

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              • No

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              5.0

              TOTALLY WORTH IT!

              By Shashi

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Resolution
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Pink):

                  I n loving my new Sony cybershot! the pictures came out really cool. I got the bestest deal from B&H and got it shipped even faster!

                  Totally love this purchase and B&H too!

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

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                  4.0

                  A fine camera

                  By smokinfun

                  from Afghanistan

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Pink):

                    It's my third; handed down the TX-10 and lost a TX-20; so instead of upgrading got the last TX-20 at discounted price. This camera takes a beating; get protective screen for touch screen; it will scratch. Performs great - recommend this product. (I have Lumix too; this is slimmer in pocket). Only bad thing - the door might slide open in your pocket and then you have dead battery.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great little camera.

                    By Dave

                    from Philadelphia, Pa Suburbs

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • Pref 15x Optical Zoom

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

                    This product is very easy to use. It takes very sharp, and colorful pictures. I appreciate it rugged construction. As of yet I have not tried out the under water picture mode. I am looking forward to taking it on vacation to Hawaii.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great as a pocket, carry anywhere camera

                    By Turtle

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    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
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                      Great camera. I wanted something with better qualities than a cell phone, this camera is it.
                      Takes great pictures and fits anywhere. Nice to have with me, when taking my higher quality camera and gear isn't practical.

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

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                      2.0

                      Great cam but not waterptoof

                      By NadNomad

                      from Montreal

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

                        I bought tow from this cam. One for me and one for my wife. The battery cover is cheap plastic, so it broke the first week. The other one i use it in the pool for 30 min then it stopped working. After two days in the sun it worked again but i will never use it under water anymore. Isn't it supposed to be waterproof? Other then that the cam is great. Small, works good and great pics.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By yulie

                        from lousville ky

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

                          I used everyday is awesome I love the quality of pictures. And what I love more is tha it was'nt spensive fir the quality and easy to handle it is. Buy it you wont regret.

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

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                          4.0

                          great photos

                          By WanderLust and a Lens

                          from Jacksonville, FL

                          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Battery Life
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Underwater
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

                            I really like this camera. It takes great photos above the water. for underwater in the ocean you will need to focus in on your subject close. if you do not it will be very blue. nothing is wrong with the camera it will just take some getting use to. once you get the hang of it you will take some great pictures.

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

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again

                            By Lloydde

                            from Elkhart,In

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Battery Life
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Resolution
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

                              Only thing I did not like about this product is when taking a picture close up using the flash was that the picture was too bright. Would be nice to have a low light flash like Pentex had. had no problem using the product under water.The pictures turned out great.

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

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                              5.0

                              Super Pocket Cam

                              By Corbin

                              from Lewisberry, PA.

                              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Battery Life
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Resolution
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Limited Zoom

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Black):

                              I am a pro videographer and an aspiring photographer.

                              Pro or amateur, this toy makes a sweet pocket cam. I've used it as a secondary cam on professional shoots with no one the wiser. It is strong, waterproof and always in my pocket.

                              Obviously not my primary gun, but an exceptional back-up weapon.

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

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                              5.0

                              Favorite so far !

                              By Paijo

                              from Quebec Canada

                              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
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Short Lag Time
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Limited Zoom
                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                              I bought a DSC-TX10 last year because it was a cheap and waterproof. Some people say the cover might not be a good idea for beach use. This is not true at all. I travel a lot and when I want to hidemy camera i barry it in the sand and it never got one scratch. The only thing i would say is the touch screen is not that responsive when used in salt water. Not a big deal. The picture quality is outstanding. The panoramas are breathtaking. Overall it is my favorite compac camera so far.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great camera for adventures!

                              By Carrie

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Limited Zoom

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                              I bought this camera just before a vacation, and took it horseback riding, snorkeling, and diving, and climbed a waterfall with it dangling off my wrist - it lived up to its promise and I got great pictures without putting a mark on it. I even risked taking it almost 30 feet underwater and it was fine. Wonderful camera. The battey life seemed short to me compared to other cameras, but I did have it on quiet a bit.

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              great product, easy to shoot with!!!

                              By chris

                              from malden,mass

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                              Love it, great pictures underwater,durable...

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

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                              5.0

                              The little camera that CAN!

                              By John H

                              from Gloucester, MAssachusetts

                              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Resolution
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Surfing
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                                I've taken this surfing, (jammed in my shorts pocket, with one of those wrist floaties), snorkeling, partying, you name it, it's been there and it's still going strong.

                                The auto focus works well, it takes just a little getting used to if this is your first Sony, but no big deal. The pictures are sharp and bright. The wide angle lens is w-i-d-e!

                                It's a Sony - the video is best in its class in my opinion, I've shot some amazing video, who needs a a boxy Go pro bolted to your surfboard?

                                This is a rugged little camera, just take care of it, and keep salt & sand out of the seals - that is no joke. I couldn't be happier.

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

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