Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Last Updated (12 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a 16.2-Megapixels 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom that designed with waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof capabilities. It features 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD Display, 25-100mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode, Full HD 1080/60i Video recording, ISO Sensitivity up to 3200, Built-In Flash, MS Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatibility, and has Micro HDMI Output. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.78 x 2.21 x 0.70″ / 95.9 x 56.2 x 17.9 mm and weight 4.7 oz / 133 g with battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Reviews

Techradar reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and writes;
“The Sony TX20’s responsive, user-friendly touch screen interface works well and the camera’s AF system proves to be both quick and reliable. The slim, stylish design and good range of exposure modes adds further to the camera’s appeal.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Photographyblog reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and writes;
“We like the pictures that we got from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20. Looking at them from a reasonable distance, the colours are punchy, they’re nice and sharp and the exposure is well balanced. Images are sharp enough and we found that although they could benefit from a little sharpening, the standard sharpen tool was too strong.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and writes;
“The TX20’s video quality is very good, both in and out of water. You can record in either MTS or MP4 formats (though you’ll get the best quality using the former), capture up to 10, 10-megapixel stills per clip, and you get use of the optical zoom while recording. All of the pluses and minuses of its photos are present in the video, so, again, good for Web use and computer viewing,”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ephotozine reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and writes;
“As the camera is rated to depths of 5 meters, and shockproof from 1.5 meters we would say that this is a camera for someone who wants an ultra compact, stylish camera, with the occassional water adventure. For someone into more rugged adventures and additional wetness a different waterproof camera would be recommended.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and writes;
“Redeeming qualities include great color accuracy, which can lead to flattering portraits. Video recording is also very competent, thanks to Sony’s credentials in this area, though we did notice some problems with motion. The body is certainly slim too, all other arguments aside, and fits easily inside a pocket, purse, or wristlet.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and writes;
“Image Quality: Color is fairly natural-looking overall, though bright yellows are muted quite a bit. Strong reds and blues are a little bright, but greens are about right. Hue shifts are apparent in colors like yellow, orange and cyan, and minutely in some greens. Overall hue accuracy was about average.”
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Features

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is created in Rugged and Stylish design which offers abilities of waterproof to a depth of 16 ft, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft and dustproof thanks to its airtight construction. It features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that combined with 25-100mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. While the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.


The camera allows you to record Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. It also lets you use dual record of stills and movies, and shoot both at the same time. Not only does it, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 enables to take full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10fps that perfect for high-speed sports or other decisive moment.


There is an Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode which allows you capture blur-free movies even while walking. And 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode which allows you to take pictures on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way. Additionally, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 comes with variety of features which makes taking photos and videos more fun such as Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom, Background Defocus, Picture Effect for more expressive photos, Photo Creativity, Superior Auto mode, Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter technology, Anti-blink Function, Soft Skin mode, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode, Natural Flash, Motion Detection, and an Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode.


+ 16.2Mp 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor

+ 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD Display

+ 25-100mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens

+ 4x Optical Zoom

+ Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode

+ 1920 x 1080i HD Video Capture

+ 3200 ISO Sensitivity

+ Built-In Flash

+ MS Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatibility

+ Micro HDMI Output


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