Photo Review: Sony Cybershot TX10 Waterproof Camera

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Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot TX10

 

21 May 2012, Singapore – Looking for a slim and stylish waterproof camera? Look no further as the sleek looking Sony Cybershot TX10 waterproof camera is perfect for just that.  During a recent trip to Manado,  my snorkeling instructors doubted me when I told them the camera is waterproof. The Sony Cybershot TX10 is great as a travel camera because I can just pop it into a small pouch and use it regardless of rain or shine and wet or dry.  Just slide down the slider and you are ready to shoot with a burst mode of up to 10 frames per second so that you would not miss that moment.

If you want to capture the moment, the last thing you need is spending time changing the settings on your camera. With the Auto Scene Selection Mode, I was able to capture a pretty portrait (below) of my friend without flash on the boat with the strong sun rays shining from the back.

Original - on the boat ride to the snorkeling site

Original - on the boat ride to the snorkeling site in Manado

As for the quality of the underwater shots, it is pretty much dependent on the clarity of the water.  If the water is murky, it will be harder to take clear and colourful pictures of the fishes or corals.  But don’t be disappointed by all these!  Always take as many photos as possible, there’s always Photoshop and other free editing software such as Picasa that can help to enhance the photos.

Original

Original

After Processing

After Processing

Here’s a summary of features:

  • 16.2 megapixels Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 27mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Burst Mode, up to 10 fps
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Movie Recording in AVCHD
  • 3D Still Image, 3D Sweep Panorama and 3D Sweep Multi angle mode
  • 3.0″ Xtra Fine Touchscreen LCD Display
  • Water-proof, up to 5 meter of water pressure
  • Dust-proof, against dust and sand
  • Shockproof
  • Freeze proof
  • Size: 95.6 x 56.1 x 17.9mm
  • Weight 133g

The Sony Cybershot TX10 is now selling at all major electronic stores in Singapore at S$499 and is available in metallic Pink, Silver, Black, Yellow and Blue.

 

Here are some other images taken with the Sony Cybershot TX10, click to enlarge for original size.

 

After Post Processing

After Post Processing - My Snorkeling Portrait in Manado, Indonesia

After Post Processing

After Post Processing - Snorkeling in Manado, Indonesia

Original - taken in a swimming pool

Original - taken in a swimming pool

Original - Sunrise in Manado, Indonesia

Original - Sunrise in Manado, Indonesia

Original - 4x zoom at village kids performing martial arts

Original - 4x Zoom at village kids performing martial arts on a rainy day in Makassar, Indonesia

Original - Giving me a Big Smile

Original - Giving me a Big Smile, village kids from Makassar, Indonesia

Original - Close Up shot of a beetle in Phuket, Thailand

Original - Close Up shot of a beetle in Phuket, Thailand. Look at those pincers!

Original - Hot sunny day in Phuket, Thailand

Original - Hot sunny day in Phuket, Thailand

 

The Sony Cybershot TX10 may be a one year old model, but it still take sharp and clear images for a point & shoot camera. So if you have that extra cash to spare, you may want to consider the latest model, Sony Cybershot TX20, retailing at S$599. Most of the specifications between the TX10 and TX20 are the same. So here are some of the additional features that TX20:

  • Clear Image Zoom, for a sharper and clearer digital zoom still images which will double the 4x optical zoom to 8x
  • Underwater White Balance Mode, which will save you a lot of time on post processing images to get the colour right
  • Picture Effect Mode, produce creative photos with the Toy Camera, HDR Painting and Miniature effects
  • Two Tone Textured Chassis
Sony Cybershot TX20

Sony Cybershot TX20

 

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