Review: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Jul 28, 2010
Outside Magazine
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

   Photo: Photo by Inga Hendrickson

Stylish doesn't need to mean fragile. Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 may look as thin and sleek as your old man's cigarette case, but it's also pool-proof to ten feet and drop-proof to five, and keeps shooting in temps down to 14 degrees (like every camera here). It's hands-down the most feature-rich of the batch—loaded with extras like face detection, twilight mode, 4x optical zoom, and an idiotproof touchscreen—and has a panorama mode that lets you capture three-fourths of the skyline in one sweep. Image quality? Sharp and vivid, and the best of the test underwater. 10.2mp; 4.5 oz; $350;