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Sony TX200v Review

With the release of the 18.2 MP Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200v, the camera manufacturer has jumped to the front of the pack of high-resolution point-and-shoot waterproof cameras. The latest Cyber-shot easily outpaces the resolution of the nearest competitor, the new Panasonic TS20 (which sports a 16.1 MP sensor), and can also claim the largest screen (3.3 inches) of any underwater camera. Add full-resolution continuous shooting at 10 frames per second to the equation and you can see why the Sony TX200v is going to be a popular camera with outdoor enthusiasts who want high resolution action shots.

Sony TX200v Features
The Sony TX200v is an ultra compact camera with a lot of features packed into its small body. It’s waterproof to 16 feet and dustproof for peace of mind when you’re outdoors. The 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor can capture crisp, sharp images and 1080p HD video with the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens with a focal length (35mm equivalent) of 28-140mm and a 5x optical zoom.

What makes this camera particularly impressive, however, is not the ability to take one or two great quality shots, but the ability to shoot full 18.2 MP images in bursts of 10 frames per second. No other waterproof camera on the market comes close to this, not only because the Sony resolution is the highest in its class, but also because many cameras that offer 10fps continuous shooting do it at a lower resolution. (Note: If you’re buying this camera for its speedy high-resolution images, be sure to get a memory card that can handle the quick write time required. Look for a Class 10 micro SD card.)

Other impressive features of the Sony DSC-TX200v include a 3.3-inch OLED touch screen, high speed auto focus, ISO settings from 64 to 12800, and functions to help you get the best photos, such as Smile Shutter, Face Detection, Background Defocus, Anti-blink technology and motion detection. The TX200v also offers Natural Flash mode, which aims to improve the harsh lighting often seem in images shot with on-camera flash by adjusting the white balance for the subject and background.

GPS and Compass
And if you’re looking for a waterproof camera with GPS, you won’t be disappointed. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200v has a built-in GPS and compass that will record location data as you shoot. Later, you can use the GPS information to track your journey and see your images in a path on Google Earth

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Recommendations
The Sony DSC-TX200v is a great camera for anyone wanting a waterproof camera to take fast action shots at full resolution. The large screen, wide-angle lens and high ISO ratings will make it great for just about any type of shooting. The only drawback to this camera is really the price, as its MSRP is higher than any of the other waterproof digital cameras on the market. But as there’s no comparison in speed and resolution, that shouldn’t deter outdoor photographers who need a camera that can capture images as fast as they can shoot.

Sony TX200v PROS
– highest resolution sensor of any waterproof compact camera
– large OLED screen
– full resolution continuous shooting at 10 fps

Sony TX200v CONS
– highest-priced waterproof camera on the market
– not shockproof or freezeproof like many rugged cameras

Sony TX200v Reviews

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Choosing and Underwater Point and Shoot Camera


It was not that long ago that the first digital waterproof camera entered the market. Now new waterproof shockproof digital cameras are being released every year. So how should you choose an underwater point and shoot camera? The first thing you need to do is figure out what you really need in a camera. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

How will you use your camera?
If you’re looking for an underwater point and shoot camera, it might seem obvious that you will be using your camera in water. But what type of water? Are you planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Great Barrier Reef where you want to take photos while snorkeling or scuba diving? Or are you getting something to use in your backyard swimming pool? Is this going to be your primary camera or a secondary one? The answer to these questions is important, as you might want to splurge on a higher-end camera like the Panasonic TS4 for a snorkeling trip to the Great Barrier Reef or for an all-purpose camera to take everywhere. But if you’re buying a secondary camera to use while swimming, going to the lake or visiting the local water park, you might want to save some money, get fewer features and select something like the Fujifilm XP30 or Nikon S30.

What feature is most important to you?
Are you buying your camera for its waterproof ability? Its shockproof features? The GPS function? Popular underwater point and shoot cameras offer various levels of toughness and a variety of different features. While most can withstand dust and freezing temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, they differ greatly in their waterproof and shockproof qualities. And some, like the new Sony TX200v, are waterproof but not shockproof. If you’re buying a waterproof camera for its GPS features, you may not be as concerned about these features, but consider whether you want something that can be dropped and survive from 2 feet or 6 feet.

How simple or complicated do you want your camera to be?
One of the least complicated underwater cameras on the market today is the Nikon Coolpix AW100. It’s designed to be easy enough for everyone, from kids to grandparents, to use. On the other end of the spectrum, the Panasonic TS4 and Nikon AW100 are packed with so many features, from panorama and 3D images to GPS and compasses, that you will need to take some time learning how to use all of these nifty gadgets.

What’s your budget?
Finally, you need to consider your budget. While you may love the 18.2 MP resolution and 3.3-inch LCD on the Sony TX200v, your bank account may not love the $500 price tag. So what features do you absolutely positively need in your camera? Are you willing to pay a little more for GPS? Or would you rather have higher resolution at a lower price? There are waterproof point and shoot cameras for every budget, so

The Sony Cyber Shot 12.1 is One Cool Camera

Sony Cyber Shot 12.1Have you ever wanted to have a digital camera that suited your lifestyle? Well, you may have found it with the Sony Cyber shot 12.1 TX10. This camera is certified to be waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freeze-proof.

Doesn’t that just about cover all the bases? You can capture beautifully expansive landscapes with only one simple touch of the iSweep Panorama, or record Full HD 1080/60i movies that are crystal clear. Let’s examine several of the features of this unique Sony Cybershot TX10 digital camera:

Sony Cyber Shot 12.1 – Rugged and Stylish

This sleek and stylish camera is made to fit in your pocket or purse and it is also waterproof up to depths of about sixteen feet. Tell me, who doesn’t drop their camera occasionally? You will be happy to know that the Sony TX10 is able to withstand falls from about five feet and due to its airtight construction, this little camera is also dustproof. The list seems endless as to what this Sony camera can do. It is able to withstand extreme temperatures, being able to operate in temperatures from such extremes to 14 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  This product is available in in these five colors: (Black),(Silver),(Green),(Blue) and (Pink)

Sony Cyber Shot 12.1 – Background Defocus

Digital Single Lens Reflex pictures are often the most beautiful as the background is blurred so the main emphasis is put on the subject. This is another feature of the Sony Cyber shot 12.1 TX10 camera. This Sony system is able to take two shots, identify the background and apply a defocused background in order to keep the subject crisp and clear.

HDMITM Output

The Sony High-Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI, is a compact audio/video interface connector that is able to transmit uncompressed digital streams. This feature of the Sony TX10 will connect digital/audio sources to such devices as a compatible camcorder, a personal computer, an AV receiver, a Blu-ray Disc player, a video game console and more. This is certainly a versatile little camera that has a variety of functions.

Motion Detection and Anti-Motion Blur Mode

Sony’s Motion Detection as well as with Face Motion Detection will adjust sensitivity while at the same time increasing the shutter speed whenever movement is detected. This will reduce the blur in moving faces and other subjects.

For non-landscape shots, you will be able to capture sharper and cleaner images when the light is low. When the Sony TX10 is set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, it can capture up to six images in only a fraction of a second while using one of the higher shutter speeds. This camera will then combine the data from all six of the images to create one single image of extreme clarity and detail while at the same time dramatically reducing subject blur much more so than that of other cameras.

There are just so many more amazing features that can be said of the Sony Cybershot TX10 that there is just not enough room in one article to name them all. About the only negative feature that I found out about the Sonly TX10 is that there is no Global Positioning System, or GPS, for geotagging capability. That is something rather small to overlook concerning all of the other positive features of this Sony Cybershot TX10.

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