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SonyCyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (27)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Great resolution (21)
  • Large clear LCD (21)
  • Fast shutter speed (17)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Complicated controls (3)
  • No viewfinder (3)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (24)
  • Family photos (18)
  • Macro photography (12)
  • Video (12)
  • Sports/action (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Astonishing technical advance!

I bought this from BH as a "settle for" replacement for my beloved Canon G, which I dropped in a tiny creek in the mountains of Montana. I can't...Read complete review

I bought this from BH as a "settle for" replacement for my beloved Canon G, which I dropped in a tiny creek in the mountains of Montana. I can't afford to buy a new "G", and this was the best value for me in a pocket camera that won't die if I drop it in water. It is, in fact, a better camera for me than the G9. Images are near perfect in resolution, exposure and color, the Zoom stretch of 26-130 mm equiv. of the Zeiss lens is ideal, and this device is smaller than a deck of playing cards. Only gripe is the lack of a 24X36 format option. It's either 4X3 or 16X9.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Competent, cute, compact

Use this camera as a snapshot, dirty and "camera going to get wet" circumstances.

There really are no manual controls - so it's basically like using a cell phone...Read complete review

Use this camera as a snapshot, dirty and "camera going to get wet" circumstances.

There really are no manual controls - so it's basically like using a cell phone camera with a somewhat better picture.

The weather and water resistance is great - good for bath time, for the beach (clean the sand out of the cover!) or pouring rain.

Battery life is OK, and you don't get an external charger. So, can't charge one battery and use another.

Overall, it's a fine little camera for the price, but not for expert users.

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5.0

Great waterproof point n' shoot camera

By Avex102

from Sao Paulo, Brazil

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Orange):

    Got the orange one which has a great color! Also it is a decent waterproof and pocketlight camera that can be your best friend on your trips that needs to be remembered forever. This features are a FullHD video, nice picturing on and off water, relatively fast to be ready from power off to take a photo and accepts SD Class 10 64Gb memorycard. Has also a nice supermacro feature that can focus objects within a 1cm!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Tx30

    By Rescue diver

    from Athens

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Orange):

    Value for money ,very gooood!!!!

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    4.0

    Great Camera for a small Package

    By Arjay

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Orange):

    Great little camera,
    like all point and shoots I find the shutter response time to be slow when using the flash. I always get the shot just after the moment I wanted to capture.

    Sony has a strange grain I find compared to other camera sensors.

    have not tried it under water yet so no comment there.

    last note, sometimes during a movie I tend to bump the sliding door covering the lens, then the camera shuts off and video is over. Opps.
    Did not have that problem with older cybershots.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Piece of junk

    By Totally Dissatisfied

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

          Great camera until I tried to download pics. Images are stored in a non-standard Sony format that requires special software to be installed from the Sony website. Furthermore these apps do not support WinXP. Because of the non-standard format used on the microSD, I can't even read the card if I plug it into my PC. So I am stuck with a [$] piece of junk that I can't pictures off of.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good waterproof camera

          By Hiren

          from NJ

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Orange):

          Overall a good camera, takes great pictures and videos. Lots of features too. I had a similar unit before and became dysfunctional after few days, so I'm not sure about the longevity of it. Overall easy to carry around, nice looking camera with a lot of features..

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          4.0

          Great camera

          By DJS

          from CT

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

          Picked up the tx 30 to replace my old cybershot before heading on a trip to the Rocky Mountains. I needed a camera that was everything proof. This camera lives up to its claim. Will take drops and many of the other elements you can toss at it. Picture quality is top notch. I spent a lot of time playing around with all the different effects and captured many incredible mountain shots. If you're looking for an all I one camera that you can put in your pocket and take anywhere this is the camera for you. You won't be disappointed

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          4.0

          Great small camera

          By Joe Palmetto

          from Ellenton, Fl

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

            A great little camera when you want to travel light. It is very easy to use and takes excellent pictures in most light conditions. Touchscreen controls (just about everything besides zoom, movie and shutter buttons) can be difficult in wet conditions. This seems necessary to keep the camera both small and waterproof.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            happy, happy, joy, joy !!!!!

            By Vic

            from Mioveni, RO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

            I bought this camera for my wife's birthday present.
            She wanted a underwater camera and she was very very happy :).
            Great camera! Low price for a high quality product. I like the touchscreen, good video quality (1080 60p) and the stereo sound recording.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            I will order items from B&H again!

            By Erin

            from Brisbane, Australia

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Orange):

                  I bought this camera for my sister as I found it to be the cheapest after all of my web searching. I live in Australia so the quality of the product and shipping time were two of my major concerns. I had nothing to be concerned about! The camera was great, it only took three days to ship internationally and my sister was happy! Thank you B&H!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great functional camera

                  By Jim

                  from North Pole, AK

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                    This is a great point-and-shoot camera with great mini functions such an auto shift-tilt and panoramic option. I'm not saying your going to get full frame quality but you are going to get a fun little cam to have around.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent pocket camera

                    By S.Waleck

                    from Vernon, NJ

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                      First off, you need to know there's always a compromise when it comes to camera sensor size and this camera has a small sensor. That being said, I am very happy with the results I have obtained thus far. This is a camera you purchase due to it's size, not in spite of it. I love the fact that I can throw it in a pocket when wearing shorts and never know it's there. I have shot with it in the rain though I have not tested the camera under water. The image quality is really decent, especially at or near base ISO. The AF is quick to lock. The screen is a mixed blessing... while it's resolution is wonderful I found it can be a bit difficult to compose the shot in direct sunlight. Turning the screen brightness to max will deff help.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      sony tx30

                      By pattin

                      from quebec

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                      super service

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                      4.0

                      Great Camera

                      By adam

                      from new york

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                      the camera is great. very easy to use, delivers exactly as described.

                      The image quality is great, there are fun filters to use as well.

                      I highly recommend this for a point and shoot

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                      5.0

                      Great little camera for traveling

                      By kingdompix

                      from Pensacola, Florida

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Bought this to go snorkeling with on a recent cruise. Didn't manage to snorkel (weather) but I ended up carrying this more than my Nikon D5000. It took some great pictures and video! I am very impressed with the quality of the camera and the pictures/video it takes.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Very slim better picture quality.

                        By Romen

                        from SC

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Nice picture quality, easy operation and need micro USB for this camera.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Product and shipping good

                          By Kali

                          from Fairfield, OH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Battery Life
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                          • Complicated Controls
                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Product and shipping good

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          A camera dressed for any occasion.

                          By Annstar136

                          from Kern County

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Pink):

                          This camera is quick and light, durable and versatile. It can photograph all your adventures, even those under water! I like this camera because it takes sharp clear photos quickly, which is just what I need to capture those moments with my two infant sons, who are always moving and enjoying life.

                          The only thing I don't love is the mismatched pink panels, but I guess the quirkiness is just part of its personality.

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                          5.0

                          Small wonder!

                          By JC

                          from San Juan

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                          The very happy with it. Great build quality. An excellent camera for the young ones that usually won't take good care of things.. Build to last along with great image quality. Video is very good too. Great price from B&H..!

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                          5.0

                          Great little camera

                          By Apkperry3

                          from Tortola

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Orange):

                          Fit in top pocket for easy use. Take very good picture.

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                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Muito boa!

                          By Anderson

                          from São Paulo

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Camera perfeita pra quem não gosta de ficar carregando peso, cabe no bolso e é muito boa pra filmar e tirar fotos a definição é ótima. Gostei de tudo, só precisa tomar cuidado com a tela pra não riscar e no sol fica mais difícil de ver por conta do reflexo. Recomendo!

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