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Sony DSC-TX30

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technologyx.com Editor's Choice technlologyx.com Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 18.2 megapixel 5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 18.2MP 5x Yes Apr 2014
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Sony DSC-TX30 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Sony DSC-TX30 number 403 across all digital cameras.
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355 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is easy to use and good picture quality.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Sony DSC-TX30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Technlologyx.com and Technologyx.com, both of which said that this camera was superb.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Sony camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100 based on 13 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and lydogbillede.dk.

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User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this camera is 83 out of 100 based on 342 user reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

35 owners reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

33 owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use and two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

86 people considered that the product was able to produce good images, four customers agreed that it had a good picture resolution and three people said in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

10 people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact, six customers said in their reviews that the product was lightweight and three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to carry around. three people who purchased it reckoned that it was thin.

Very Good Brand

We checked 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Design

10 people who bought the Sony DSC-TX30 agreed that it was good looking and three owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well designed.

Users Report Good Video Capture

16 customers who purchased it thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom and two customers considered that it had a good lens.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is Robust

35 customers agreed that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress and eight customers who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Sony camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP and the highest is 80MP. With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-TX30 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-TX30 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Very Light

The average weight of cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. With a weight of only 125 grams, the DSC-TX30 is one of the lighter digital cameras amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX30 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-TX30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.3 inches, the DSC-TX30 has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-TX30 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The DSC-TX30 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-TX30 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-TX30 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-TX30 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DSC-TX30 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-TX30 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. The display resolution (numeric) of the DSC-TX30 of 1,229,760 pixel is one of the highest amongst cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras is -2 and the largest is 22. At only 2.8, the Sony DSC-TX30 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-TX30 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 frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Sony digital camera also support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. Across all digital cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-TX30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The DSC-TX30 is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are dustproof.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-TX30 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Six Aspherical Lenses

The Sony DSC-TX30 is a six aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX30 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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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 cameras.

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Waterproof

The DSC-TX30 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras also are waterproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-TX30 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Quite Short Camera Shutter Speed

With a camera shutter speed of only 0.000625 seconds, the DSC-TX30 has one of the shortest camera shutter speeds amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.00008s and 4s.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Sony DSC-TX30 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Shock Resistant

The DSC-TX30 has a shock resistant. Most of the other cameras also have a shock resistant.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-TX30 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony DSC-TX30 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx30bbdl, sony dsctx30d, sony dsctx30p, sony dsctx30l
Barcodes 00027242862265, 00027242862296, 00027242865440, 00616348050784, 00845251051407, 00845251051414, 00845251051421, 00905524939170, 00905524939286, 04905524939170, 04905524939187, 04905524939248, 04905524939286, 04905524939316, 04905524939323, 04905524983098, 05053973548241, 05053973928333, 05053973928340

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