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Sony DSC-TF1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 4x Yes Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Supports video recording
Has a shock resistant
Poor expert reviews
30 Reviews

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This waterproof camera has an average expert rating of 59 out of 100 based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus. It seems that experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

User Reviews Are Poor

People who bought this Sony digital camera rated this camera 54% on average. It seems that users really don't rate this camera very highly.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 27,220 expert and user reviews (including 147 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands. 86% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Inferior Product Quality

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was not good quality.

Robust

Two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good at resisting water ingress.

Easy to Use

Five owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to use.

Has a Shock Resistant

The DSC-TF1 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Dustproof

The Sony DSC-TF1 is dustproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also are dustproof.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-TF1 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-TF1 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-TF1 agreed that it was compact.

Very Light

The lightest camera of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 36g , the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g. With a weight of only 98 grams, the DSC-TF1 is quite light compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XP50 (155g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when this camera was released.


Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8" to 9". With a display diagonal of 6.7 inches, the Sony DSC-TF1 has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Quality Lens

Two customers said that the Sony DSC-TF1 had a good autofocus.

Good Quality Pictures

Four owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-TF1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-TF1 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-TF1 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-TF1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-TF1 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

A 480 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The DSC-TF1 has a fairly average digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XP150 (6.8x).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TF1 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95) (4.6x), the Fujifilm XP150 (5x), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 ($650) (5x).

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Six Aspherical Lenses

Most digital cameras of this age and spec have between 4 and 10 aspherical lenses, including the DSC-TF1 which has six aspherical lenses.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 4.7, the DSC-TF1 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.7 to 45.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4.7mm and the longest is 350mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Sony DSC-TF1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-TF1 features smile detection, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-TF1 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-TF1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-TF1 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-TF1 has a hand strap, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-TF1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-TF1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera take between 120 and 2,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DSC-TF1 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-TF1 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4905524927894, sony dsctf1r, sony dsctf1b
Barcodes 00027242862302, 00027242862326, 04905524927672, 04905524927702, 04905524927719, 04905524927726, 04905524927733, 04905524927863, 04905524927894

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