Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20 review

A tough camera doesn't have to be ugly

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As part of our image quality testing for the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 125 the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Sony Cyber Shot DSC TX20 review

Sony Cyber Shot DSC TX20 review

ISO 125, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeNo
Product FamilyCyber-shot T
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), microSD Card, microSDHC Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom16x
Brand NameSony
DurabilityWater Proof, Dust Proof, Freeze Proof, Shock Proof
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)118 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.2 mm
Width95.9 mm
Depth17.9 mm
Product SeriesT
Focal Length4.43 mm to 17.70 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-TX20
Product NameTX20 Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Exposure Control

Program Auto

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCTX20L.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

The slim, ultra-chic Cyber-shot TX20 digital camera is a tough performer. Packed with cutting-edge features for stunning still images and Full HD video, its waterproof design makes it perfect for action-packed holidays.

Package Contents
  • TX20 Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BN)
  • AC Adapter AC-UB10/UB10B
  • Multi USB
  • Wrist Strap
  • Paint Pen
  • Instruction Manual
  • Power Cord
Limited Warranty1 Year