Lithium-ion rechargeable Batteries Included: Learn how to enjoy and use Sony products. Still, Sony recommends and I second relying on the wrist strap to hang onto the thing, particularly under water. These image cropping bands disappear when the physical red video record button nestling top right of the LCD is pressed and filming commences, the Full HD, AVCHD format video image instead expanding to fill the entire frame. The rear LCD bursts into life at the same time for lining up the shot, accompanied by an audible flourish. If you want to change it, just tap it and you’ll see a screen full of options to tap before returning to live mode. It isn’t something you can anticipate or get used to.

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We’d be nervous using the TX10 in a sandy or gritty environment however, as we can’t imagine getting particles trapped between cover and lens would do it any good whatsoever; even though in theory these could be rinsed clear if you notice beforehand. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking three pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of all three into a single image for more natural looking shots.

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Little cameras have a very hard time achieving the blurred backgrounds dSLRs are famous for. Being a touch screen model, physical controls on the TX10 are few and limited to the core essentials.

On the TX10 there’s an elevator that scrolls in the direction of the panorama as you shoot, so you know how much further you have to go. Minimum focusing distance at wide-angle is 0. Yes Dedicated Battery Charger Included: This extra effort at least means there’s less chance of the cover accidentally slipping open and the camera powering up when fetching it out of a pocket.


Of course, these are kids, but they’re also seasoned waterproof camera testers, as they were quite instrumental in my big Fun in the Sun roundup two years ago, when they were much younger. Except that to make them on the TX10, you have to use the touchscreen.

But are the images that this slender yet robust Sony delivers worthy of your retrieval? Overall, it’s great to have a waterproof, rugged camera, but the Sony TX10 wouldn’t be my first choice if watersports was my main purpose for the camera.

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Beware of blur in the hair, however, and other low-contrast fine detail at most ISO settings indoors. So if you can paint, can you retouch? Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX10 always makes it easy to get the best shot!

Behind the sliding cover of the TX10, the 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens ranges from 25 to mm equivalent in still mode with a 4: This mode starts with scene recognition but adds what Sony calls “high-quality image technology. You can, for example, paint with the stylus or stamp clip art over an image.

Over at the right hand edge – if viewing the camera from the rear – is a raised joystick-like lever for operating the 4x zoom, its ridged surface preventing slippage when resting under the forefinger.

But there are some pretty strong color shifts. But most waterproof cameras have these same warnings, so it’s not unique to Sony by any means. I took a test shot in the studio of a small figurine and Background Defocus did fx10 blur the background noticeably more than a similar Program shot did.


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And even then I had to pull nearly 25 lbs worth to get the wrist strap through the eyelet. Firefox Download the latest version. Exposure in the shade was uniformly insufficient, although sunlit scenes were nicely captured. Didn’t like it then.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10

You do get the “intelligent” version of this mode, which detects people’s faces and moving subjects. Cons Inconsistent touchscreen; Touchscreen doesn’t work under water; Sluggish interface; Movies are slow to start recording. Sony’s Background Defocus mode simulates the effect by taking two images and processing them in the camera.

They are all slightly raised from the top panel but two of them are almost flush. Safari Download the latest version.

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While there is no grip to speak of neither on the front, where the sliding cover makes that impossible, nor on the back, which is occupied by the touchscreenthe TX10 is light enough to require very little effort to hang onto. Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot Program Auto Exposure: There are four buttons on the Sony TX DSC-TX10 Summary While it’s waterproof, rugged, and slick looking enough to slip into a suit, the Sony TX10’s touchscreen doesn’t work as well as it should, making this otherwise nice little camera harder to recommend.

If you want to change it, just tap it and you’ll see a screen full of options to tap before returning to live mode.