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Sony TF1 review

A tough camera with stealth styling

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony TF1, 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 100 the Sony TF1 is capable of resolving up to around 16 (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 TF1 review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

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ISO 100, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: n/a (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: n/a (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCyber-shot T
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSD Card, microSDHC Card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationElectronic, Optical
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSony
DurabilityWater Proof, Dust Proof, Freeze Proof, Shock Proof, Sand Resistant
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)109 g
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeSuper HAD CCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedNP-BN
Height62 mm
Width102.4 mm
Depth22.7 mm
Product SeriesT
Focal Length4.43 mm to 17.70 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-TF1
Product NameTF1 Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCTF1L.CEH
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Discover your sense of adventure

Water? Snow? Dust? Accidental bumps? No problem. Meet the camera that's tough enough to keep up with the pace, whatever you're doing. Have fun shooting detail-packed photos, panoramas and smooth HD videos that capture the real beauty of the outdoors.

Battery Life200 Shot/1.58 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • TF1 Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BN)
  • AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10B
  • Multi USB
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software Media
Display Resolution460800 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker