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SonyCyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black)
 
2.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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        2.0

        Incapable of producing good image

        By Evergreen Richard

        from Evergreen, CO

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

              Purchased TX30 after my Canon S95 was stolen. Have had it 10 days. Though sporting 18 mp, it produced jpg images so over processed that cropping is very limited by pixilation. My iPhone 4s is superior. The many shooting modes are nonsense. In daylight the main mode, "intelligent", uses ISO 80, aperture will be from f/3.5 to f/5.6, and shutter around 1/640". Since I use this camera mainly to shoot while bicycling, I also tried "fast shutter". This doubles ISO to 160 and shutter to around 1/1200". Either way, results are atrocious, unacceptable. It is the worst digital camera I have ever owned. Shall return and will be using a second hand Canon S100, shooting RAW. The Canon, even at ISO 800, is infinitely better than this toy at ISO 80.

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              4.0

              Great pocket camera for fishing!

              By Rich In San Francisco

              from San Francisco CA

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              • easy to use

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              • A Viewfinder Would Be Net

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

                Quick, easy to use, extremely fine resolution. Will instantly forgive a drop into the stream. It'd be better with some sort of viewfinder, but at this price point it isn't realistic.

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                1.0

                Dissapointing

                By Derek

                from New York, NY

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

                      About 290 frames into my vacation, the camera completely gave up. The back panel stayed on and I couldn't turn the camera off. Tried pulling out the battery, which did shut everything down, but then couldn't get the camera to come back on. Tried charging, and it got quite warm, but would never power up again.

                      Dissapointing, because I was left high and dry in a remote part of the big island of Hawaii with no 'plan b' for a weatherproof camera.

                      As always B&H was totally awesome about a return (but of course not a return to Hawaii to re-take all the shots I missed :-)

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                      3.0

                      Easy to use, but...

                      By water tight

                      from Turks and Caicos

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

                            I purchased this camera specifically use underwater. The pictures came out great and the camera is quite easy to use. However, it was difficult to see what I was shotting given the glare that eminated off the OLED Monitor!

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