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Sony DSC-TX20/D Digital Camera

16.2MP 4x Dec 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ultra-slim Cyber-shot With Full HD And Tough, Waterproof Styling16.2 megapixels Exmor R, 4x optical zoom, Full HD, 3D, 7.5 cm LCD touchscreen, Superior AUTO- Water, dust, freeze and shock proof.-... More
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33 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This waterproof camera received a rating of 70% from digital camera expert review site portablegear.nl.

Robust

A few Sony DSC-TX20 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX20 mentioned that it was strong and durable. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “The rugged camera that doesn't look rugged”. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “This rugged pocket camera is waterproof to 16 feet.” in their review of this digital camera. Evogadget.com mentioned “Lately we've seen many rugged cams.” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of Sony DSC-TX20 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Can be used underwater at depths of” in their Sony DSC-TX20 review but they scored it 50 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote in their review “The TX20 is a slimline, waterproof model that will appeal to fashionistas more so than fashion photographers”.

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Nice Design

A number of Sony DSC-TX20 owners reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 ($329.99 direct) is a gorgeous camera” . Four years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.com.au “The phrase "stylish tough camera" was considered an oxymoron”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote “The Sony TX20 turns the image of the rugged, waterproof camera on its head, offering sleek styling and a touch of class” in their Sony DSC-TX20 review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX20 on expert review site Digital Versus “Generally, loading a camera with a touchscreen helps keep physical buttons to a minimum while also maintaining a sleek design” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One Sony DSC-TX20 reviewer concluded that it was aesthetic.

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Good Size

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Techradar.com said “Sony's latest 'tough' compact camera” in their review of this digital camera although they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX20 four years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot TX20 is a sleek, responsive, touch-control, high-resistance underwater compact that's very much like its predecessor” although they rated it 3 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “Best rugged compact camera In the style stakes” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX20 but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Some customers considered that it was thin. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “It's slim and its sliding metal faceplate gives it a unique look”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “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”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “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” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-TX20 owner wrote that the Sony DSC-TX20 was a good body shape. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-TX20 review “The idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow” .

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Good Video Capture

Several Sony DSC-TX20 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned four years ago “A 921,000-dot, 3-inch touchscreen LCD screen and Full HD movie recording” but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Waterproof cameras produced by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-TX20 review on expert website PC Mag “It features one of the better touch screens that I've used on any digital camera” yet they only gave the product a score of 50 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony DSC-TX20 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-TX20 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony DSC-TX20 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on Imaging Resource.com “Burst speed, good movie mode and good print quality stand out as high points for the TX20”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-TX20/D supports Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-TX20/D do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-TX20/D supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-TX20/D which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-TX20/D, the Sony DSC-TX20/D has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX20/D, the Sony DSC-TX20/D has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The DSC-TX20/D is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-TX20/D also are waterproof.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago is 5.9x. The DSC-TX20/D has one of the bigger digital zooms (8 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 5MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The DSC-TX20/D has one of the higher megapixels (16.2 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Light

The DSC-TX20/D is one of the lighter cameras of this age and spec (only 0.118 kilograms) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The lightest similar spec camera that has been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX20/D is 0.11kg heavy and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Six Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago have between 4 and 10 number of aspheric elementss, including the Sony DSC-TX20/D which has six number of aspheric elementss.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-TX20/D has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-TX20/D.

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

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DSC-TX20/D is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-TX20/D. The photo effects "Skin tones" is also found on this camera.

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Very Big Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of 57 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX20/D has a very big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-TX20/D the extra/Smart zooms range from 7.5x to 57x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 16x.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-TX20/D has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (921,600 pixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX20/D the display resolution (numeric)s range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The DSC-TX20/D has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-TX20/D supports a maximum video resolution of 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 that have been available for more than two years. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. In addition, this 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-TX20/D.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The DSC-TX20/D is fairly light (only 118 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-TX20/D have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-TX20/D has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 25 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of this age and type range from 4.5mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-TX20/D does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-TX20/D does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-TX20/D also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 3x to 10x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX20/D has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX20/D.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-TX20/D is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX20/D. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DSC-TX20/D has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0 and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The DSC-TX20/D has one of the smaller battery capacitys (only 630 milliamperes * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 880mAh.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The DSC-TX20/D has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX20/D is 7.3, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 38. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.6, the Sony DSC-TX20/D has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony DSC-TX20/D is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports an AC3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX20/D has a quite low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-TX20/D. Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-TX20/D the playback zoom (max)s range from 4x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 2.08 hours, the DSC-TX20/D has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of cameras of this age and spec is 0.5h, the longest is 680h, and the average battery life (max) is 87h.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-TX20/D has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-TX20/D.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Sony DSC-TX20/D has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX20/D. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-TX20/D is 50 and the biggest is 130.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-TX20/D

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DSC-TX20/D has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX20/D.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a Memory Stick (MS)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO|MS PRO Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC|microSDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Playback Zoom (max)
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Panorama
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Digital SLR
Rotating

Expert Reviews

(1)
1 February 2014

De Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is een slanke en stijlvolle outdoor-camera die beschikt over geavanceerde Cyber-shot-technologieën en ideaal is voor uiteenlopende activiteiten, of je nu gaat skiën,... Read more…

Clean, cool and slender design, unusual for a rugged digital camera
16.2-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor
4x Carl Zeiss wide-angle optically stabilized zoom lens
Very agile operations, easy to handle and generally fast to shoot
Powers on quick
The touchscreen display is hard to see and use in bright light, and navigation through screens can be difficult since icons are so small
No GPS or manometer
Not much telephoto reach 100mm equivalent)
Soft corners
High chromatic aberration at telep

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 December 2013 by Simon devere
(Verified Purchase)

Ok, so i got these about 5 days ago, after 4 days straight of letting them work in at a low volume, they sound fantastic, so much better than alot of headphones people live by, the only metal part... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx20, sony dsctx20b, sony dsctx20l, sony dsctx20p, sony dsctx20g, sony dsctx20d, sony dsctx200, sony dsctx200v, sony dsctx200vv, sony dsctx200vr
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