Sony DSC-TX10 16.2 Megapixel Waterproof Reviews Roundup

Sony today announces five new 16.2 Megapixels Cyber-shot digital still cameras - models DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX10, DSC-HX7V, DSC-WX10 and DSC-WX9. These cameras features a "Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture.

The TX100V is the first Cyber-shot camera with a 3.5-inch OLED with touch screen that provides deeper blacks and more vibrant color contrast on the screen, all while being thinner and having a faster response time than most LCDs. It can also support full HD (1920 x 1080/60p) video capability at 60p. The DSC-TX10, DSC-HX7V, DSC-WX10 and DSC-WX9 cameras can record movies at 60i in 1080 AVCHD format. Additionally, the DSC-WX10 camera include a high-speed linear auto focus feature that provides quick and precise focusing similar to the speed of a DSLR camera.

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Sony DSC-TX10 Camera Reviews Roundup


DPI - Jan 31 2012
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Info - Sep 27 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
Not Rated
ePhotoZine - Aug 11 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
80out of 100
Imaging Resource - Jul 27 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
Not Rated
Camera Labs - Jun 20 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
82out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Jun 16 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
80out of 100
Photography BLOG - May 31 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
80out of 100
Pocket-lint - May 26 2011
"Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS sensor and are the world's first compact digital still cameras to include 3D Still Image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also have innovative Dual Rec (record) technology, for taking still photos during video capture. The sleek and stylish TX10 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, ye..." More »
70out of 100

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User Review of the camera - Sony DSC-TX10

  • 2014-04-01 07:00
    LOVE this camera!! Great bang for the buck!, M. K. Evans "moostng78"
    LOVE this camera. It has so much to offer in this price range compared to other models! I have had multiple other brands of underwater cameras (including Olympus which are TERRIBLE) and the fail to compare to this one. Sony's images are so much better and the camera is so simple to use and handle. The only gripe I have is that since Sony makes everything to their own standards - they don't have universal cords or memory cards. We lost one of our memory cards while on vacation and had a very hard time replacing it. Most standard SD cards do not fit.
    Can't be beat for the price range and capability of everything you would want to take pictures of in the water.
  • 2014-02-10 08:00
    NOT waterproof, Serena Choi
    I am hugely disappointed with this camera. =( I borrowed it from my sister to take on a cruise to the Caribbean, hoping to snap some photos while snorkeling. It worked fine when I took underwater photos with it in the pool, however, it did not fare so well the next day when we went to the beach to go snorkeling. I took one picture as we were getting into the water…and that was the last picture our Sony TX10 will ever take. After we had swam a short distance from the beach, I tried to take some photos with the camera but it would not turn on. I thought maybe the battery was dead, but when we eventually got back to the beach, I discovered the camera had leaked, water had gotten inside, and the camera was essentially destroyed. How can you label a camera waterproof & shockproof when it is clearly neither?! There are quite a number of other reviews on Amazon from users who had the same experience - 1 minute in the ocean and the camera went dead. I know this is an older model and that Sony does not cover water damage so there is not much I can do, I just take serious issue with the fact that Sony advertised this as a waterproof camera when it clearly has design issues in that area. Now I have to replace my sister's camera and you can be sure I won't be buying a Sony.
    P.S. Image quality is so-so. Some pictures have this strange, overly smooth quality to them.
  • 2014-01-19 08:00
    Takes amazing pictures!, Nathaniel Chavin
    I bought this camera over 2 years ago and it's still working great for me today. Absolutely waterproof - I've brought it snorkeling dozens of times around the world. I've always been super careful to wash it and soak it in clean water after taking it in any kind of water (even if it gets a little splash on it). It takes beautiful pictures outside of water and HD video as well. Bonus that it's super tiny and cute :)
    If you want to check out pictures + a video I've taken with it underwater, go here: [...]
  • 2013-12-13 08:00
    Excellent, Enmanuel
    I really like this camera, is pretty useful and easy to carry on. I've used for almost 2 years and I have not complains about it. I've used inside pools, beaches and lakes and still working as the first day. Even I've left it fall down several ocasion and nothing happens until now of course, I recommend don't do it.
  • 2013-12-07 08:00
    Great camera, Jordan
    I've had this thing since 2011. I've never tested it underwater, but never think twice to get it in the rain. It has a very nice angle of view that kills many other cameras that I've come across. I was able to get the Burj Khalifa in frame while standing near the bottom. The ruggedness is awesome; I've never had to worry about getting it wet, dirty, or dropping it in water. So it goes with me everywhere which is why I wanted it.
    My only complaints are that the time between each photo is extremely slow compared to some SLR's. I feel like you can take a picture and count to 5 before it is ready to take the next one. It does however have a speed shutter mode, so I guess that could be a way around it.
    My other complaint is the images have this kind of grainy look to them. It takes fantastic pictures, but when you zoom in close to the image you will notice the graininess of details. Also the 4x optical zoom seems a bit lacking at times, but given the ruggedness of the camera and the compact size it is guaranteed to be with me when I need it which is better than no camera at all.
  • 2013-12-05 08:00
    Awesome camera, Jessie
    Wonderful camera. Truly waterproof and excellent pixels. Small and not bulky. Great for travel. Fits in a pocket easily! Surprisingly safe to use in pools and water parks
  • 2013-11-29 08:00
    Great photo's but a rather fragile camera., craig lines
    We live in the Bahamas and naturally spend a lot of time in the water and at the beach. For this reason we started buying waterproof cameras a few years ago. We bought this one 2 years ago and absolutely loved the quality of photo it takes. However, it is not by any means a 'tough' type camera. The first one died a few days after the 1 yr warranty ran out (typically!). The lcd screen started to get lines across it and the lines gradually increased until it covered the entire screen and you couldn't see anything. We then bought the Canon waterproof camera but it took absolutely awful photo's so we sold it. We decided to get another Sony since we loved the photo quality so much. We also bought the extended warranty and was assured by the customer service person that it was covered for any kind of damage. Anytime we use the camera in the water, I always take care to make extra sure all of the bits are in the closed position and to rinse it thoroughly with fresh water and then dry it after each use. Despite careful care this one lasted less than 6 months. We were on vacation in Costa Rica and it just died on us for no apparent reason. It was still under warranty so we sent it back to Sony but were told that there was corrosion inside and the warranty doesn't cover that and neither does the extended warranty we bought. I have since read lots of reviews where other people had a similar experience and am very disappointed in Sony not honouring their warranty. We will no longer be buying Sony products.
  • 2013-11-29 08:00
    Great photo's but a rather fragile camera., craig lines
    We live in the Bahamas and naturally spend a lot of time in the water and at the beach. For this reason we started buying waterproof cameras a few years ago. We bought this one 2 years ago and absolutely loved the quality of photo it takes. However, it is not by any means a 'tough' type camera. The first one died a few days after the 1 yr warranty ran out (typically!). The lcd screen started to get lines across it and the lines gradually increased until it covered the entire screen and you couldn't see anything. We then bought the Canon waterproof camera but it took absolutely awful photo's so we sold it. We decided to get another Sony since we loved the photo quality so much. We also bought the extended warranty and was assured by the customer service person that it was covered for any kind of damage. Anytime we use the camera in the water, I always take care to make extra sure all of the bits are in the closed position and to rinse it thoroughly with fresh water and then dry it after each use. Despite careful care this one lasted less than 6 months. We were on vacation in Costa Rica and it just died on us for no apparent reason. It was still under warranty so we sent it back to Sony but were told that there was corrosion inside and the warranty doesn't cover that and neither does the extended warranty we bought. I have since read lots of reviews where other people had a similar experience and am very disappointed in Sony not honouring their warranty. We will no longer be buying Sony products.
  • 2013-10-28 07:00
    perfect gift for my GF, Juan
    i bought this for my girlfriend's birthday, she just loved it, the camera works just great, fine image, great pictures, it's a sony!
  • 2013-10-02 07:00
    good, Marcio Vita
    I am very satisfied and will certainly consider on a next purchase, specially because it has international freight options to be used..
  • 2013-08-25 07:00
    Hard to use., -TMcN-
    I bought this camera a while ago for my wife, who drops things. Constantly. But she's also not technology-friendly.
    This camera takes okay pictures. Pretty bad video. But other than that, really kinda blows chunks.
    The videos are not a standard format. And they show much worse motion artifacts than the standard-format videos from my Droid 4 phone.
    Most controls are on-screen. And while I can figure them out, my wife is stumped by them even after more than a year.
    The USB cable is non-standard. Can't use a micro-USB, gotta use this strange one.
    It comes with a proprietary software, PBMPortable. Which doesn't download or convert the videos. What's the point?
    So really I would suggest a different camera. The only upsides of this are that the photos are pretty good and it's shock and water resistant.
  • 2013-08-17 07:00
    Very poor product, Vaz Man
    First, I expected more from a company like Sony. I've had this camera for a little over a year. It is NOT waterproof, two weeks after I bought it I tried going snorkeling with it and it leaked just 1 foot under water. I've had to send it back several times and they could not fix it. They sent me another one that was falling apart when I got it, I sent it back again and they glued it together but it never worked right. I have a $300 piece of crap. If you're going to buy a camera, buy a cannon, or someone who makes camera's.
    I wrote Sony letter after letter and nothing. Now it's out of warranty. Do your self a favor and buy a camera from someone that knows cameras.
  • 2013-08-17 07:00
    Very poor product, V Konjovic
    First, I expected more from a company like Sony. I've had this camera for a little over a year. It is NOT waterproof, two weeks after I bought it I tried going snorkeling with it and it leaked just 1 foot under water. I've had to send it back several times and they could not fix it. They sent me another one that was falling apart when I got it, I sent it back again and they glued it together but it never worked right. I have a $300 piece of crap. If you're going to buy a camera, buy a cannon, or someone who makes camera's.
    I wrote Sony letter after letter and nothing. Now it's out of warranty. Do your self a favor and buy a camera from someone that knows cameras.
  • 2013-08-14 07:00
    Great camera but finish scratches easy, R. Trang "guchiew"
    I like this camera for five reasons: The picture quality, the video quality, the underwater function, the turn on speed, and the small size.
    The only think I didn't like about this camera is that the housing gets scratched easily.
    I rinse it out after every beach day and let it dry over night.
  • 2013-08-14 07:00
    Great camera but finish scratches easy, R. Trang "guchiew"
    I like this camera for five reasons: The picture quality, the video quality, the underwater function, the turn on speed, and the small size.
    The only think I didn't like about this camera is that the housing gets scratched easily.
    I rinse it out after every beach day and let it dry over night.
  • 2013-06-05 07:00
    good, Gerald MC
    not big deal they work ok, normal as any other product of this type should work I think so is ok
  • 2013-05-17 07:00
    Yeah!!, Syed Adnan Alam "Zeto"
    Yeah it is Waterproof no doubt but image quality isn't very good ... it takes good picture in the daylight (no even indoor) but at night it fails ... the touch screen sometimes doesn't respond quickly or you need to restart it ... but if you need it at poolside or going to beach, have it without any question ...
  • 2013-04-30 07:00
    Nice pictures, but not always, Phillip Bucy "pb4sc"
    I surf, and bought this camera to shoot myself and my friends in the water. I have been a steady Sony customer, but this did not meet my expectations.
    The Good: Great picture quality. Loads of options. 16MP, 1080 video, uses regular SD card instead of Sony's proprietary ones. Small form factor. Battery lasted pretty long. HDMI out.
    The Bad: If you are out in the water, and there is a drop of water on the lens, picture is ruined. Video is super slow to activate. Sliding cover a hassle, and takes a little while to get ready to take pictures. Does not do well in foggy conditions. Has to be cleaned each time you use it at the beach, or sand will damage it.
    I had it for 2 years, and it was OK. Have some great pictures from it, have some lousy pictures also. Really annoying when the video takes forever to activate, and you miss most of the shot. Also, cleaning it each time was also kind of annoying, but I wanted it to last so I did. Eventually some sand got stuck in it, and I gave it to a friend. It still worked, but the I had to fight with the cover to get it down. I would recommend it if you are going to be using it in a pool. As far as for surfing/beach, you may want to pick another waterproof camera.
  • 2013-04-30 07:00
    Nice pictures, but not always, Phillip Bucy "pb4sc"
    I surf, and bought this camera to shoot myself and my friends in the water. I have been a steady Sony customer, but this did not meet my expectations.
    The Good: Great picture quality. Loads of options. 16MP, 1080 video, uses regular SD card instead of Sony's proprietary ones. Small form factor. Battery lasted pretty long. HDMI out.
    The Bad: If you are out in the water, and there is a drop of water on the lens, picture is ruined. Video is super slow to activate. Sliding cover a hassle, and takes a little while to get ready to take pictures. Does not do well in foggy conditions. Has to be cleaned each time you use it at the beach, or sand will damage it.
    I had it for 2 years, and it was OK. Have some great pictures from it, have some lousy pictures also. Really annoying when the video takes forever to activate, and you miss most of the shot. Also, cleaning it each time was also kind of annoying, but I wanted it to last so I did. Eventually some sand got stuck in it, and I gave it to a friend. It still worked, but the I had to fight with the cover to get it down. I would recommend it if you are going to be using it in a pool. As far as for surfing/beach, you may want to pick another waterproof camera.
  • 2013-04-19 07:00
    Great pictures when it works., lisa hinkle
    We took this camera on a Southern Carribean cruise and worked great until Day 2, then all of the pictures were either dim or completely black, I called Sony when we got back and they had me and sent it in for repair. When I and got it back it started doing the same thing when we went to Padre Island. I called Sony and they had me mess with some settings. It worked great until we took it to Ireland and pictures of the castles started to go black, called Sony again when we got back and did some other settings reset. Worked good through some birthdays and holidays, but the pictures we took of the cherry blossoms at Arlington National cemetery started to go black again. I just got of the phone with Sony and reset the camera to the factory settings and it took a few good pictures. I have had this camera for 1 1/2 years and it has never consistently worked well. I have zero confidence that this camera will continue to take good pictures. I also have zero confidence that Sony will resolve this to my satisfaction. I am confident that this camera will become a paper weight, and that I will be taking my Fuji camera on my next trip..