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Sony DSC-TX20 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 4x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Poor battery life
No GPS or manometer
54 Reviews + 3 Awards
bondfaro.com.br Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Sony digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com and Bondfaro.com.br both gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

01net.com gave this digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 70 out of 100 based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Techradar and Digital Versus.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this camera is 83% based on 29 user reviews. Over 75% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. However we also found that Sony has unexceptional ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras. 100% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Five years ago Tyke wrote in their review of this digital camera “This function however seems heavy on the battery, eg”.


Smart TV

No GPS or Manometer

One owner concluded that the product did not have gps. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No GPS or manometer”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “It features one of the better touch screens that I've used on any digital camera” in their review of this digital camera. Bez said four years ago “All features work real well” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX20.


Support

Good Support

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it had good technical guidance. Miss Marple wrote “There are lots of instructions about how to use this function without damaging the camera” in her review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-TX20 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-TX20 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-TX20 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support Full HD video.

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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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Sony digital 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was noisy.

Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-TX20 has a wind filter. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-TX20 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-TX20 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-TX20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-TX20 features face detection, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Shock Proof

The Sony DSC-TX20 is shock proof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also are shock proof.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-TX20 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-TX20 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 1.8" and 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At 3 inches, the DSC-TX20 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DSC-TX20 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony DSC-TX20 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,600 pixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 150,000 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-TX20 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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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 cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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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 most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital 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 actually the best still image resolution across all cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX20 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x, and the average digital zoom is 5.7x.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-TX20 has a pretty standard optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 2.7 to 19. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.6, the Sony DSC-TX20 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-TX20 features smile detection, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-TX20 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Sony DSC-TX20 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The DSC-TX20 has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-TX20 features multi burst mode. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-TX20 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Calendar

The DSC-TX20 features calendar. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-TX20 has a batteries included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-TX20 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-TX20 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Five years ago expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Sony's latest 'tough' compact camera” in their review of this digital camera yet they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Best rugged compact camera In the style stakes”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot TX20 is a sleek, responsive, touch-control, high-resistance underwater compact that's very much like its predecessor” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Five customers agreed that the product was thin. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “It's slim and its sliding metal faceplate gives it a unique look”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is gorgeous on the outside thanks to a slick and slim design and a sharp rear touch-screen LCD” in their review. Five years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The Sony Cyber-Shot TX20 is streets ahead of the competition, marrying its ruggedness with a slim, aesthetically pleasing design that's certainly a lot less utilitarian looking than mo”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Amazon.co.uk said “Nice Body Color” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Five years ago Reviewed.com said “The idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Paul L mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The design is great and easily fits in one's pocket, making it easy to carry around” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

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Very Light

The DSC-TX20 is fairly light (only 118 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 230g.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Sony DSC-TX20 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Design

Waterproof

The DSC-TX20 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Electronic Noise is Kept Under Control

Eleven owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Digital Versus mentioned “Electronic noise is kept under control”. Three years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Easy To Use”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Full control when you need it” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Bez mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “If you know what your doing with the settings its easy to rectify”. Mr. M. A. Quinn scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The level of menu options are rich”.

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Stylish, Slimline Camera

Twelve customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Cnet.com.au said “Stylish, slimline camera”. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “The phrase "stylish tough camera" was considered an oxymoron” in their review. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 ($329.99 direct) is a gorgeous camera”.

Eleven owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX20 considered that it was well designed. Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Compacta com bom design, filma em Full HD, resistente a gua, boa qualidade de imagem” . Techradar wrote “Stylish design”. Imaging Resource.com also said “Design ultra sottile 0” in their review.

One customer concluded that the product was neat.

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Clean, Cool and Slender Design, Unusual for a Rugged Digital Camera

Fourteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Clean, cool and slender design, unusual for a rugged digital camera”. Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T 20 is a slick, small rugged ultracompact that is fast to focus”. Cnet.com also mentioned “The rugged camera that doesn't look rugged” in their review.

Eleven customers who bought the Sony DSC-TX20 wrote that it was good at resisting water ingress. Techradar mentioned “Decent waterproofing”. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Waterproof to 16 feet” although they gave it a score of 50 out of 100. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com.au five years ago “The TX20 is a slimline, waterproof model that will appeal to fashionistas more so than fashion photographers” and gave it a rating of 78 out of 100.

Six people who bought it considered that it was well made. Xenmic wrote on Amazon.co.uk “This is a great little camera, light, solid, robust, tiny” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Mr. M. A. Quinn wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The sliding mechanism feels positively solid and doesn't feel like it will just flip open inside a pocket or handbag” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. M. A. Quinn also wrote “It feels like the slider and all the compartments are built to last” in their review.

One customer who bought this digital camera wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Four years ago Paul L mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I got the Sony DSC-TX20 camera when my TX10 broke after one too many drops” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Quality

Eleven owners who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Five years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Decent image quality if you just want snapshotsweb use” in their Sony DSC-TX20 review. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “Good video quality” in their review. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “Fast shutter lag and burst speed, good movie mode and good print quality stand out as high points for the TX20” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Video Capture

Nine owners who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on expert review site Imaging Resource.com five years ago “Two different stabilization systems are available for video” in their review of this digital camera. Miss Marple mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-TX20 on Amazon.co.uk “The video function is great” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Charleshutchings gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I'm a surf instructor in Ireland and I have taken some great photos and videos with the TX10 in waves up to 3m high”.

Good Flash

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Five years ago Mr. M. A. Quinn wrote “Options that you will use most are the scene modes, flash and timer”. Mr. M. A. Quinn also wrote “The flash works well indoors” in their review.

Sharp, Responsive Touch Screen

Six customers who purchased the product wrote that it had a good screen. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Sharp, responsive touch screen” in their Sony DSC-TX20 review. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned five years ago “A 921,000-dot, 3-inch touchscreen LCD screen and Full HD movie recording” in their review of this digital camera. Miss Marple gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera in the same month “The screen is a decent size for viewing your pictures”.

Zoom Ottico 4x

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Zoom ottico 4x 0”. Imaging Resource.com also mentioned “4x Carl Zeiss wide-angle optically stabilized zoom lens” in their review. Five years ago Tyke wrote in their Sony DSC-TX20 review “Zoom is pretty good - zoom in on maximum” although they scored it 3 stars out of 5.

Three customers thought the product had a good autofocus. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fastaccurate auto-focus” . One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera.

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Decent Image Quality If You Just Want Snapshotsweb Use

Twenty-one people who purchased the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Cnet.com mentioned “Has plenty of fun shooting options for those looking to do more than just take pictures” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX20. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com also five years ago “The Sony TX20 turns the image of the rugged, waterproof camera on its head, offering sleek styling”. Tyke said “The stylus can be used for drawing on images” nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Tecnologia By Pixel Super Resolution 0”. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “16.2-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor”.

One person wrote that it was good in low light.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx200vv, sony dsctx200vr, sony dsctx20b, sony dsctx20l, sony dsctx20p, sony dsctx20g, sony dsctx20d
Barcodes 00027242843875, 00027242843882, 00027242843899, 00027242844063, 00027242844070, 00027242844087, 00027242844094, 00027242844100, 00272428440700, 03610170850519, 04905524859683, 04905524859706, 04905524859737, 04905524859744, 04905524859751, 04905524859768, 04905524859775, 04905524859782, 04905524859805, 04905524859812, 04905524869088, 04905524876109, 07214052273104

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