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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX100V

Sony TX100V

Is a compact camera with anything lower than 16.2 megapixels not enough for you?  How about a compact camera that only able to produce 2D images? What’s that?  You also want a compact camera that’s capable of shooting 1080p video at 60FPS?  Look no further than the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX100V.

This Sony camera, the TX100V, which is set to replace the T9, packs a 3.5” touch screen hidden underneath a sliding front cover, featuring a non-protruding 4x zoom and minimal physical buttons.

Sony TX100V (Top)

On top of the camera you’ll find the zoom toggle, the shutter button, playback button, and the on/off button.  On the top left you’ll find little slits for the speakers.  That’s all.  No fussy buttons to figure out—all of the other controls are featured on the beautiful touch screen.  However, the beauty of this is based solely on the user—depending on your preference—because the screen tends to get washed out when out in the sun.

Sony TX100V (Back)

On the back of the camera, you’ll find the 3.5” touch interface which takes up the entire back side of the camera, which uses OLED technology rated at 1,229K dots, which is about as good as it gets, according to Digital Trends.

On the right side of the camera you’ll find an eyelet for a wrist strap as well as compartment for the mini HDMI out.  On the bottom you’ll find Sony’s proprietary USB-A/V connector, the metal tripod mount, and the compartment for the camera and memory card.  This camera also has the ability to use both Memory Stick Pro Duo cards as well as SD and SDXC cards as well.

The TX100V is one of the first compact digital cameras capable of recording in Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video as well as a 3D image mode Still Image to take 3D images (including Panorama) using only one lens and imager (Intelideas).

Sony TX100V (Closed)


16.2-megapixel CMOS imager

1080p videos

Beautiful 3.5-inch touch screen



Screen wipes out in strong sunshine

Microphones do not handle wind well

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