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Sony DSC-TX20

$249.94
bondfaro.com.br Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A Fully Featured 16.2 Megapixel 4 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 16.2MP 4x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-TX20 Review

With excellent features and very good reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-TX20 number 222 across all digital cameras.
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53 Reviews + 3 Awards
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37 Great Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
66
Average

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and one other site and an industry award from 01net.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The DSC-TX20 has some great features:
Supports video recording
Has a shock resistant
Has a built-in microphone
Has a tripod mountable

Sony DSC-TX20 Video Reviews


Sony DSC-TX20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Sony camera received a "Recommended" award from both review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Bondfaro.com.br, both of which said that this waterproof camera was very good.

This Sony camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Average Expert Reviews

24 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this camera on average 70 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this camera on average 83%. 10 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,533 expert and user reviews (including 147 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews 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.

Robust

Eight owners who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable, four people concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress and four people who reviewed it thought it was well made.

Easy to Use

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use and three people considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

Three owners mentioned that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Good Size

Three people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact.

  • It's slim and its sliding metal faceplate gives it a unique look…
  • Best rugged compact camera In the style stakes…
  • The idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow…
    Reviewed.com June 2012
  • Well, things have certainly moved on since we bought our last compact camera! We were happy with that.
  • On the outside this camera is small, compact and feels well made…
  • The design is great and easily fits in one's pocket, making it easy to carry around…

Excellent Design

Four people reckoned that the Sony DSC-TX20 was good looking and two owners who bought it thought it was well designed.

  • Best rugged compact camera In the style stakes…
  • The idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow…
    Reviewed.com June 2012
  • The phrase "stylish tough camera" was considered an oxymoron…
    Cnet.com.au July 2012
  • Outdoor is pretty good…
  • The sliding cover on the front is a huge design flaw…
  • The design is great and easily fits in one's pocket, making it easy to carry around…

Excellent Product Quality

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

Nine people said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX20 was able to produce good images.

  • Its image quality is very disappointing…
  • Style and a little bit of substance can go together in a tough camera, as long as your expectations of photo quality are not too high…
    Cnet.com.au July 2012
  • The stylus can be used for drawing on images…
  • This is a great little camera, light, solid, robust, tiny and takes great photos…
  • The photo quality is very good indeed…
  • The camera works great underwater, pictures are amazing at times…
    Burridge (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2013
  • Dead easy to put pictures straight onto my laptop as well…
    Burridge (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2013
  • Shutter button; one touch movie recording button; and a zoom paddle, which makes point & shoot photos easy to take…
  • The optical zoom is limited and not so good at low light (photos look great at normal size…
  • If you want something that you can take anywhere, fits easily in your pocket and takes a decent photo in a wide variety of situations…

Features

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-TX20 supports video recording. Most of the other new similar spec cameras also support video recording.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The DSC-TX20 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-TX20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other new cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-TX20 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-TX20 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-TX20 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Features Calendar

The DSC-TX20 features calendar. Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras also feature calendar.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-TX20 has a hand strap, as do most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-TX20 has a batteries included. Most of the other recently released cameras also have a batteries included.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-TX20 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-TX20 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480.

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Six Aspherical Lenses

The DSC-TX20 is a six aspherical lens digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-TX20 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-TX20 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 4.6) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera is 7.7, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 45.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 110,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the DSC-TX20 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports 25, 125 and 9 More ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-TX20 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by latest digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "125", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-TX20 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many recently released waterproof cameras.

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Very Light

The weights of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 250g. The DSC-TX20 is quite light (only 118 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Dustproof

The Sony DSC-TX20 is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 4x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX20 has a quite low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-TX20 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-TX20 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras which support Wi-Fi.

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Shock Proof

The DSC-TX20 is shock proof, as are most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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3D

The Sony DSC-TX20 is 3D. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also are 3D.

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Supports Full HD Video

The DSC-TX20 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-TX20 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 2" and the largest is 9".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-TX20 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony DSC-TX20 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-TX20 has a quite big digital zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras. Waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 20x.

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Supports Video Capability

The DSC-TX20 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support video capability.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX20 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-TX20 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony DSC-TX20 features noise reduction, as do most of the other latest comparable spec cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DSC-TX20 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-TX20 features smile detection. Most of the other latest digital cameras also feature smile detection.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-TX20 features face detection. Most of the other new digital cameras also feature face detection.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony DSC-TX20 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other latest waterproof cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-TX20 has a wind filter. Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras also have a wind filter.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-TX20 features smile detection, which is unusual. Most of the other latest cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Sony released the DSC-TX20.


Sony DSC-TX20 Review Sources

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Product Identifiers

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