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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x Zoom Lens
  • 26-130mm (35mm Equivalent)
The black Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera from Sony is a "tough" point-and-shoot camera with an 18.2MP CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and the capability to be waterproof to 33' (10 m), shock-proof to a drop of 5' (1.5 m), freeze-proof to 14ºF (-10ºC) and dust-proof. The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor in combination with the camera's BIONZ image processor captures low-noise, high definition photos and Full HD 1080i videos with fast performance speeds, including continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second at full resolution.


A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x optical zoom lens provides sharp imaging and the equivalent focal range of 26-130mm, effective for wide-angle to telephoto shooting. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization offers compensation against camera shake which results in images with less blur when shooting in low-light situations and at longer focal lengths. The 2-way Active Mode provides image stabilization in video mode so videos shot while moving will have smoother results. The Magnifying Glass Plus feature offers a 2x macro lens function for detailed close-ups as near as 1/3" (1 cm) and an integrated LED shines the light needed to illuminate those intricate close-up subjects. 

A 3.3" 1229k-dot OLED touch screen monitor provides clear playback of images and its 5-level brightness adjustment means you'll have no problem seeing the screen when composing your shot. Touch screen navigation is intuitive and responds quickly. The Sweep Panorama 360 feature makes taking panorama shots simple. With one touch of the shutter button simply pan across your scene, up to 360º, and the camera stitches your image together into one high resolution panoramic shot. Enhanced Superior Auto enables the camera to adjust itself for the optimal shot and Picture and Beauty Effects let you touch-up images after you have shot them with creative special effects.    

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Sony DSC-TX30 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 218.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor
  • 3Rugged and Stylish Design
  • 43.3" OLED Touch Screen
  • 55x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 6Magnifying Glass Plus and LED Light
  • 7Full HD 1080 Video Capture
  • 8Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 9Fast 10fps Burst Shooting
  • 10Enhanced Superior Auto
  • 11Sweep Panorama
  • 12Face Detection and More
  • 13Tracking Focus
  • 14Background Defocus
  • 15Picture and Beauty Effects
  • 16Erase and Protect Features
  • 17Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery and AC Adapter

The black Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera from Sony is a "tough" point-and-shoot camera with an 18.2MP CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and the capability to be waterproof to 33' (10 m), shock-proof to a drop of 5' (1.5 m), freeze-proof to 14ºF (-10ºC) and dust-proof. The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor in combination with the camera's BIONZ image processor captures low-noise, high definition photos and Full HD 1080i videos with fast performance speeds, including continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second at full resolution.


A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x optical zoom lens provides sharp imaging and the equivalent focal range of 26-130mm, effective for wide-angle to telephoto shooting. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization offers compensation against camera shake which results in images with less blur when shooting in low-light situations and at longer focal lengths. The 2-way Active Mode provides image stabilization in video mode so videos shot while moving will have smoother results. The Magnifying Glass Plus feature offers a 2x macro lens function for detailed close-ups as near as 1/3" (1 cm) and an integrated LED shines the light needed to illuminate those intricate close-up subjects. 

A 3.3" 1229k-dot OLED touch screen monitor provides clear playback of images and its 5-level brightness adjustment means you'll have no problem seeing the screen when composing your shot. Touch screen navigation is intuitive and responds quickly. The Sweep Panorama 360 feature makes taking panorama shots simple. With one touch of the shutter button simply pan across your scene, up to 360º, and the camera stitches your image together into one high resolution panoramic shot. Enhanced Superior Auto enables the camera to adjust itself for the optimal shot and Picture and Beauty Effects let you touch-up images after you have shot them with creative special effects.    

18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor

Captures high definition images with sharp details and minimal noise, even in low light; offers fast performance and buffering speeds.

Rugged and Stylish Design

At approximately 1/2" (15.4mm) thick, the DSC-TX30 is a slim camera with an elegant slide-up front cover. The camera is waterproof to 33' (10 m), shock-proof to a drop of 5' (1.5 m), freeze-proof to a temperature of 14ºF (-10ºC) and dust-proof thanks to its airtight construction.

3.3" OLED Touch Screen

Still photos and movies can be clearly displayed on the 3.3" OLED touch-screen display with 1,229k-dot resolution. The organic light emitting display (OLED) shows the lens' image with higher contrast and a wider viewing angle than conventional LCDs. It provides vivid images and its high-speed response is faster than ordinary LCDs for smoother playback of dynamic action. The touch screen control allows you to easily scroll through your images and make menu adjustments.

5x Optical Zoom Lens

A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 5x optical zoom capability offers the 35mm equivalent focal length of a 26-130mm lens for wide-angle to telephoto reach. Clear Image Zoom provides 2x additional digital zoom power.

Magnifying Glass Plus and LED Light

The Magnifying Glass Plus feature allows for extremely close-up photos to be taken with sharp focus. Focusing as close as 0.4" (1 cm) is possible and the camera's integrated LED light will illuminate the details that might otherwise be caught in the camera's own shadow.

Full HD 1080 Video Capture

The DSC-TX30 can capture videos in clips up to 29 minutes utilizing Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD format. Lesser resolution videos can also be recorded at 60 and 30 frames per second.

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization offers compensation to reduce the blurring effects of camera movement when shooting at slower shutter speeds. This is particularly effective when shooting in low light or at longer focal lengths. Sony's Active Mode image stabilization combines electronic and optical stabilization for less blurring while shooting videos when moving. 2-way Active Mode corrects for both vertical and horizontal motion.

Fast 10fps Burst Shooting

The DSC-TX30 can shoot up to 10 frames per second in full 18.2MP resolution.

Enhanced Superior Auto

The Intelligent Auto function on the TX30 allows the camera to make the optimal settings based on its recognition of the scene you are shooting and has Superior Auto to provide clear results when shooting scenes with dynamic motion.

Sweep Panorama

Allows 360º panorama images to be taken with just one touch of the shutter and a simple pan across your scene. Underwater Sweep panorama is also supported.

Face Detection and More

Face Detection allows you to take better portraits and groups shots. It recognizes up to 8 faces within your image and adjusts the camera for optimal exposure of faces. Blink Detection and Smile Shutter Technology help you get the best shot by recognizing when is the best moment to release the shutter.

Tracking Focus

Tracking Focus makes it easier to capture clear shots of moving subjects by having the focus automatically adjust while you follow the action with the camera.

Background Defocus

Background Defocus allows you to blur the background on an image in order to put more emphasis on the clearly focused subject in the foreground. It is an ideal effect for portraiture.

Picture and Beauty Effects

Picture Effect adds creative expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits special by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Beauty Effects allows touch-ups to skin tone and effects like skin smoothing, shine removal, eye widening, and teeth whitening. All Beauty Effects can be combined to further enhance the image. Other in-camera editing is available such as trimming, unsharp masking and date view.

Erase and Protect Features

Erasing and protecting images can be done in various modes: Single Image, Selection of Images, by Date, by Folder and by AVCHD format.

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery and AC Adapter

The included AC-UB10 AC Adapter plugs into the camera and charges the NP-BN rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack.

Sony DSC-TX30 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 18.9 Megapixel
Effective: 18.2 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Exposure Control
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent
Flash
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
External Flash ConnectionNone
Environmental
Waterproof33' / 10.1 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1 x 5 x 2"

Sony DSC-TX30 Reviews

Sony Service STINKS!

By oncallfishing
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-27

The little plastic part that holds the battery in place. Sony repeatedly told me that is physical damage not covered under the warranty. How do they know over the phone?

Awesome camera

By Yael the traveler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-02

I originally purchased this camera for underwater pictures, but during my vacation to Fiji and New Zealand, this camera took amazing pictures in and out of the water. It is so light and fits in your pocket. I absolutely love this camera!

Nice little machine

By Ed
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-21

Work requires regular unplanned photographs Hate using smart phones. This is more versatile as well as small.

Well..........

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-20

Purchased for Vacation and after 2 days while on vacation it fell off the coffee table and I could't close the battery cover - There goes the water proof and what about that rugged concept. LCD screen is hard to see in bright light as most have said. Waiting for replacement but if this is any indication ...

Very good camera

By Leonardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-14

Easy to use and very good battery life

Excellent choice

By Solivares
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-10

I'm from Chile, and request this espectacullar camera in the site. It arrives well and without problems

Great Little Camera

By Blacksheep
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-24

Bought this to replace my TX-5 on which the touch capability on the screen had died. So far, it's another great little camera from Sony. Small, great photos. What I don't care for is the micro SD card that I have to put in an adapter to download the photos. Another thing I'm not really happy about is the video button. It's out there where I touch the camera when I open it up to take stills. Nine times out of ten when I open it, it starts shooting video and I have to stop the video, delete it, shut the camera, re-open it-- carefully and then shoot the stills I want. Not enough to make me want to ditch the camera, but a constant, royal pain.

Excellent for what it is and prize

By Ricardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-08

it not only produces great images. the HD video is excellent and the audio is impressive.on top of it it has HDR and an array of functions. the panorama feature is excellent as well. the video does use up the battery but you buy more batteries. problem solved all in all i feel it is a great buy for only 200+

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