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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is an advanced compact digital camera that has numerous features focused on shooting video.

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Pros

writes to easy to find, affordable and capacious SDHC flash storage, Sony's proprietary Memory Stick Pro Duo

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records video in 720p high definition

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ruggedized - strong build capable of surviving a 5 foot drop, freeze resistant (-10C), water proof to 10 feet, dust proof

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slick aesthetic for a ruggedized design

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Exmor R backlit 10-megapixel CMOS sensor - great for low light photography (low noise)

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optical image stabilization

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3" touchscreen display

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uses affordable, easy to find and capacious SD/SDHC flash cards, as well as Memory Stick cards - unlike previous generations from Sony which required their more expensive and less capacious proprietary Memory Stick only

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Cons

high price for a point and shoot

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lens position could easily be covered up by a finger accidentally

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not compatible with the latest SDXC storage standard

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basic point & shoot 4x optical zoom

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is an advanced compact digital camera that has numerous features focused on shooting video. With a full 1920x1080 resolution, the camera can also shoot MP4 video at 1080p and 720p. It also includes a handful of photography features such as optical stabilization, face detection, face motion recognition and smile shutter. Unlike other models, the digital camera is waterproof and has a GPS/Compass tagging feature that shows latitude, longitude and the direction individuals were facing while a photo was being taken.

Features
  • Full 1920x1080 resolution
  • MP4 at 1080p and 720p
  • Image stabilization
  • Optical Zoom
  • Optical stabilization
  • Face Detection and Face Motion Recognition
  • Smile Shutter
  • GPS/Compass tagging
  • Waterproof
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