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Sony DSC-TX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and size are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency and zoom. The reliability and price get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony DSC-TX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5


How can a waterproof camera look this good?

Rugged skills without rugged looks ; Natural colour reproduction ; Large 3-inch touchscreen LCD

Autofocus slows a little low light ; Lack of manual settings options ; Touchscreen display not that responsive

The Sony Cyber-shot TX5 is a remarkable camera, a sleek and attractive pocket compact that is just as tough as most of the military-grade rugged compacts. Build quality is superb, the touch-screen interface is versatile and easy to use, performance is...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Rachael D'Cruze (

Sony Cybershot TX5 review


Tough, but stylish compact is not just a pretty face

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 digital camera


On first glance the 10.2 effective megapixel resolution DSC-TX5 seems a modest addition to Sony's Cyber-shot series. Like the other credit-card sized models in the same range it resembles a cigarette case or makeup compact with its slender depth and...

Robust enough to allow pictures that would prove impossible for standard cameras, more compact and moreover more stylish dimensions than we're used to from this class of cameras, plus unique creative features and low light image quality that betters...

The premium price, lens positioning means that it's easy for fingertips to stray into your frames

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is something of a digital Trojan horse. That's down to the fact that it may well be the best looking "rugged" camera we've seen to date - unless the more obvious physical brawn of the Pentax Optio W90 appeals - and this doesn't...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson,</a (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 looks just like many of the other slim, fashionable models in the Cyber-shot TX series, but this camera is built to withstand shocks, water, freezing, heat, and dust. In fact, we had to look twice to make sure we were...

Although the touchscreen is sometimes frustrating, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a decent entry into the rugged-camera market that looks stylish enough for everyday use. We would have appreciated at least one more hardware button for quickly cycling...

May, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Sony Cyber-shot TX5 review


The Sony TX5 is stylish life-proof compact with a large touchscreen LCD and Sweep Panorama HD technology. But how does it stack up to other high-end compact cameras? The Sony TX5 review finds out...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Sony TX5 (DSC-TX5) digital camera review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is the mid range model in Sony's new T series of compact digital cameras, bringing automatic panoramas, 720p high-def video and superb 10.2-megapixel picture quality into a slim, stylish and waterproof body.

Shock, freeze, dust and water proof. Shoots high-def video. Slim, attractive body. Instant panorama function. Easy to use. Great screen

Quite expensive. 1080p video capture would've been a nice touch

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 digital camera


The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is the first ruggedised Sony camera to hit the Australian market

Responsive touchscreen, start-up time is minimal

Took unimpressive photos during our tests, awkward design

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is something of a novelty: a ruggedised camera with an ultra-compact design. It's not quite as tough as some competing digital cameras, and we weren't overly impressed by its image quality.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Molly McHugh (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review


If you're looking for a quality point and shoot that can double as your rugged cam, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a great option.

If you’re specifically on the hunt for a dustproof, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof point-and-shoot that you can really subject to the elements and push to the weather limits, the TX5 will do, but it can easily be bested by cameras without rugged...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5


Are you looking for a stylish camera or a rugged camera? Usually you have to pick one trait or the other, but the 10-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 offers both.

Large touchscreen works underwater ; Good performance in low light ; Rugged construction with slick looks

Menus are a bit confusing ; Touchscreen can be unresponsive

Sony's tough but fashionable DSC-TX5 offers excellent low-light shooting, but its touchscreen and menus are drawbacks.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 digital camera


The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is the first ruggedised Sony camera to hit the Australian market

Responsive touchscreen, start-up time is minimal

Took unimpressive photos during our tests, awkward design

May, 2010

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