Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon PowerShot TX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews of Canon PowerShot TX1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the viewfinder and shutter. There are mixed comments on the flash and battery.

performance, usability, portability, size, image quality

focus, low-light, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot TX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

See all Canon Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 451 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 429 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 358 of 429 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (20)

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot TX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Canon PowerShot TX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good comments. There are mixed comments on the low light performance and focus, and there are some negative reviews about the shutter.

usability, performance, portability, size, image quality

shutter

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot TX1 7.1Mp digital camera

 

Although the Canon PowerShot TX1 resembles a miniature camcorder, it's best suited for still photography.

If you're already comfortable using a camcorder, the Canon PowerShot TX1 could be a good choice for taking still photos and short video clips. It's hard to imagine packing a 10X zoom into a smaller package. That small size, unfortunately, leaves you...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you're after a hybrid HD video and still camera, then the PowerShot TX1 is a fairly decent choice, but a few image quality issues and an irritating control layout stop it from reaching its full potential.

HD video recording, great colour reproduction

Chromatic aberration issues, control layout irritating

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Zack Stern (wired.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot TX1

 

The PowerShot TX1 looks like it was assembled by a misanthrope. Its viewfinder juts awkwardly out of the camera's body, twisting to accommodate extreme angles...

Images sport bright colors and sharp details, even in full 10X optical zoom shots. HD video quality matches stand-alone camcorders

Low-light shots look noisy and undefined. Tiny, 1.8-inch LCD. Buttons are hard to reach when shooting vertically

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Canon Powershot TX1 Camera

 

Though The Canon PowerShot TX1 resembles a miniature camcorder, it's best suited for still photography. You hold the TX1 vertically instead of horizontally, an odd orientation for a point-and-shoot camera. The design, while compact, comes at the hefty...

10X zoom and optical image stabilization ; Records high-definition video

Small LCD ; Short battery life

If you're already comfortable using a camcorder, the TX1 could be a good choice for taking still photos and short video clips. It's hard to imagine packing a 10X zoom into a smaller package. That small size, unfortunately, leaves you with a small LCD...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1

 

If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the DigitalPhotography Glossary before diving into this article (it may helpyou understand some of the terms used).

Good resolution, good edge-to-edge sharpness at most settings ; Surprisingly good output quality at lower ISO settings ; Very compact design and superb build quality ; Big 10x (39-390mm equivalent) zoom range in a very small camera ; Much improved...

Vertical design and control placement have a serious effect on handling ; Would be nicer if the lens started a little wider than 39mm equivalent ; Very difficult to hold for vertically-orientated shots ; Almost impossible to start/stop movies or zoom...

I have to confess I'm struggling to know who Canon is really aiming the TX1 at; it seems slightly confused as to what its primary function actually is. One the one hand it is, technically, the cheapest 'HDTV' camcorder on the market, and one that is...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1 Concise Review

 

Announced back in February just before this year's PMA, the PowerShot TX1 is an unusual offshoot of the hugely popular IXUS / ELPH range that attempts to straddle the divide between digital stills and digital video cameras with its unusual vertical...

Good resolution, good edge-to-edge sharpness at most settings Surprisingly good output quality at lower ISO settings Very compact design and superb build quality Big 10x (39-390mm equivalent) zoom range in a very small camera Much improved on-screen...

Vertical design and control placement have a serious effect on handling Would be nicer if the lens started a little wider than 39mm equivalent Very difficult to hold for vertically-orientated shots Almost impossible to start/stop movies or zoom without...

I have to confess I'm struggling to know who Canon is really aiming the TX1 at; it seems slightly confused as to what its primary function actually is. One the one hand it is, technically, the cheapest 'HDTV' camcorder on the market, and one that is...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot TX1 review

 

Every now and again, a company will make a product just to turn some heads; sometimes this is called a statement piece. Usually these products sport unusual designs and fantastical feature sets. With its PowerShot TX1, which includes a 10x optical zoom...

10x optical zoom; optical image stabilization; 1,280x720, 30 frames per second HD video capture; very close-focusing SuperMacro mode.

Extremely awkward design; so-so still image quality; sluggish performance; noisy at higher ISOs.

The TX1's unique design is sure to turn heads, but it's also quite awkward to use, and its still image quality isn't up to Canon's usual standards.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon Powershot TX1

 

Preview of the Canon Powershot TX1.

For additional information on Digital Cameras and product reviews, please visit our Digital Cameras product guide.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot TX1

 

Physical Views The PowerShot TX1 compared in size to a standard CD. The TX1 and Sanyo's Xacti C6 . Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot TX1 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 10x Optical/4x...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Gagan Gupta (tech.firstpost.com)

Canon Powershot TX1

 

The TX1 looks ore like a really compact camcorder over a digital camera. But then again, you won't be too wrong in mistaking it for a camcorder since that's one of its primary functions too. Confusing? Let me begin at the beginning.

Though the camera has a lot of appealing features, such as its unique design and HD video recording, it just isn't good value at Rs 20,990.

Nov, 2007

Top 5 Digital Cameras