Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20 review

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A tough camera doesn't have to be ugly

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC TX20 review

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Colour reproduction in JPEGs taken straight out of the camera is spot-on, with vibrant yet faithful hues remaining true to life under most conditions.

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While noise is fairly well suppressed at mid-high ISO sensitivities, the camera's noise reduction system can sadly also rob shots of fine detail when viewing shots at 100% or printing at larger sizes.

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The Sony TX20 doesn't sport the closest focusing capabilities that we've seen, but still manages to do a pretty good job of capturing frame-filling close-ups and abstract shots.

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The Sony Cyber-Shot TX20's Auto White Balance system performs pretty well under most lighting conditions, meaning there's often little need to adjust colours post-shoot.

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In spite of some softness around the edges of the frame being a common feature, centre-sharpness in shots can be very good indeed.

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The camera's AF system slows down in dim conditions, but the camera's image stabilisation feature helps to keep moderate levels of camera shake at bay, and colour reproduction remains very good.

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