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Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera - DSC-TX30/B

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Certified Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof And Freezeproof/ 3.3 Inch OLED Touchscreen/ 18.2 Megapixels/ Magnifying Glass Plus/ LED Light/ AVCHD 1080/60i Video/ Dual Record Of Stills And Movies/ 5x Optical Zoom/ 10x Clear Image Zoom/ Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens/ Black Finish
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Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera, Model DSC-TX30/B

Get the perfect camera for your active lifestyle. The Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-TX30 is waterproof to a depth of 33 feet, shockproof from falls of about five feet, dustproof and freezeproof. So you can take it to the beach, pool or slopes without a worry—but it's also slim, stylish and perfect for a night on the town. Featuring a high-resolution 3.3" OLED touchscreen with an impressive 1229K dots, your images will pop with clarity and rich color. Touchscreen convenience makes reviewing shots and adjusting settings a pleasure. And with an 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS image sensor, you'll capture gorgeous, high-quality photos and Full HD videos with this tough waterproof camera, even in challenging low-light conditions.

Key Features

  • Certified waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freezeproof
  • 3.3" OLED touchscreen
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • Magnifying Glass Plus
  • LED light
  • AVCHD™ 1080/60i video
  • Dual record of stills and movies
  • 5x Optical zoom
  • 10x Clear Image zoom

Features

Rugged and stylish
This camera is just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town! The sleek and stylish camera fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 33 feet, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 feet and dustproof thanks to its airtight construction. This durable camera can even withstand extreme weather conditions, as it is operable as low as 14 degree Fahrenheit. Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX30 always makes it easy to get the best shot!

Magnifying Glass Plus
Magnifying Glass Plus and LED lights help capture intricate detail on subjects as close as 1/3”. The LED lights help illuminate the subject and remove any shadows created by the close proximity of the camera.

3.3" OLED touch screen with high quality viewing
Still photos and movies can be beautifully displayed on the 3.3" OLED with touch-screen (1229K dots). The organic light emitting display (OLED) shows the image through the lens with higher contrast and a wider viewing angle than conventional LCDs, for powerful, vivid playback. And, its high-speed response is faster than ordinary LCDs for smoother playback of dynamic action.

AVCHD 1080/60i movies
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.² With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.

Capture 18.2MP images even in low-light
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.

5x optical zoom plus 10x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type Rugged digital camera

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" Exmor R® CMOS sensor
  • Pixel Gross 18.9MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
  • Color Filter System RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Media Type optional Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9 16:9mode:13M(4,896 x 2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3 4:3mode:18M(4,896 x 3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
  • Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama:360(11,520 x 1,080) / HR(10,480x4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
  • Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
  • Video Mode AVCHD 60i: 24M FX / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440x1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 6M(1,280x720/30fps) /3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
  • Dual Record Yes
  • Audio Format AC3(Stereo)
  • Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
  • Wind Noise Reduction Off / On

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
  • Optical Zoom 5x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 4:3: 26-130mm /Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(SteadyShot Standard) 37-185(SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm(SteadyShot Standard) 30-150mm(SteadyShot Active)
  • Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
  • Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx.3cm (0.10 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 60cm (1.97 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx.8cm (0.26 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 60cm (1.97 ft.) to Infinity) / Magnifying Glass Plus: AF (Approx.1cm (0.03 ft.) to 20cm (0.66 ft.))
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active Yes

LCD Display

  • LCD Type 3.3" Xtra Fine™ OLED (1,229K dots)
  • Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1(Dark)
  • Grid Display Yes
  • Touch Panel Yes

Focus Control

  • AF Modes Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Flexible Spot AF (Tracking Focus)/Flexible Spot AF (Face Tracking Focus)
  • AF Illuminator Auto / Off

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater / High speed shutter
  • ISO Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400*4 / 12800 *4
  • White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set

Flash

  • Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
  • Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx. 0.08m - 3.3m (3 1/4 inches to 10 ft. 10 inches) (W) / Approx. 0.6m - 2.4m (1 ft. 11 5/8 inches to 7 ft. 10 1/2 inches) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 4.7m (15 ft. 5 1/8 inches) (W) / Approx. 3.4m (11 ft. 1 7/8 inches) (T)

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
  • Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD

Advanced Features

  • Anti Motion Blur Yes
  • Sweep Panorama Underwater Sweep Panorama / Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Face Detection 8 faces
  • Smile Shutter™ technology Yes
  • Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active mode
  • In-Camera Editing Beauty Effect / Trimming / Unsharp Masking / Date view / Picture Effect
  • Intelligent Auto Yes
  • Background Defocus Yes
  • Waterproof Yes
  • Dustproof Yes
  • Freezeproof Yes
  • Shockproof Yes
  • Superior Auto Yes
  • Tracking Focus Off / Auto
  • Blink Detection Yes
  • Picture Effects HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot MS Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2) and Micro SD/Micro SDHC Compatible
  • HD Output Micro HDMI
  • USB Port(s) Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)

Power

  • Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx.1.0W
  • Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA

In the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN
  • Wrist Strap
  • AC AdaptorAC-UB10
  • Instruction Manual
  • Micro USB cable

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 2.375"
  • Width: 3.875"
  • Depth: 0.625"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 0.31 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Parts: One Year
    • Labor: 90 days
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels18.2 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.38
Width (inches)3.88
Depth (inches)0.63
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom10x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthStill 16:9: 28-140mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm
Focus ModesMulti Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Flexible Spot AF (Tracking Focus)/Flexible Spot AF (Face Tracking Focus)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.3
LCD TypeXtra Fine™ OLED
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Storage Mediaoptional Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Power SourceLITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V Battery
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
  

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Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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Unfortunately Unlucky....

I would say best waterproof camera out there. Great in high light and fast capture is good. Pros: -Beautiful design -Good quality -Video recording is amazing -Has simi 3D capability -HDMI...Read complete review

I would say best waterproof camera out there. Great in high light and fast capture is good. Pros: -Beautiful design -Good quality -Video recording is amazing -Has simi 3D capability -HDMI out -Can add music and view slide shows -Great display -Touch screen -Magnifying glass shot is great -Power on and capture time is fast Cons: -Touch UI seemed slow and laggy -Low light pictures didn't turn out too well -Zoom isn't as good as they show (of course but i was optimistic and believing) -Filters and scenes I thought were useless -Slider got ruined easily -Panoramic didn't work well -No Wifi -Having to open the battery door just to charge seemed dangerous to the rubber gasket -Battery life wasn't good -Battery indicator goes from 3 to 2 then back to 4 and then 3 etc... wasn't very accurate Sad ending: Unfortunately was using it in the lake even with the floating strap bought from Sony and it got away from me and never saw it float =( lost and never found =,( If prices drop low enough might buy it again. It hurts to have lost such a great device. Wished to get more time from it...

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It only works 1 time

My wife used it a couple times to try it out and it takes great pictures. She used it once under water and it hasn't worked since. We followed the directions to a...Read complete review

My wife used it a couple times to try it out and it takes great pictures. She used it once under water and it hasn't worked since. We followed the directions to a tee, but after the use in water, it never worked again. Now I have the same camera (black) and used it (in the water) the sad n e time she did and mine still works. Haven't heard from anybody if they'll repair or replace. Buyer be ware.

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5.0

I bought 3 (for me, for my wife and for a friend)

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Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I had one similar camera for ~2 years. Than I bought 2 more. It is compact, durable, works well in the water and makes colorful/juicy pictures.

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5.0

My 4th sony camera

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from 447

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I just plain love this camera. My first was a DSC-T70, then DSC-T10, then DSC-T30 black which I gave to my niece and now a DSC-T30 orange for me.

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4.0

Decent Camera - Hope it lasts longer than the last

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from Orlando

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I originally purchased the TX10 about 3 years ago. I was very pleased with it's water resistance until I took it to Key Biscayne in Miami. I took about 20 photos and none of them made it to the memory card. Then the screen went fuzzy - like an old tv that couldn't tune into a signal. However, I was very pleased with the compact size so decided to buy another one. This one feels a little more sturdy and has some nice features. I couldn't get the 3D to work, but the continuous shot feature was nice to have at the last pool party. It takes decent pictures - not nearly as nice as a DSLR, but I've never found a waterproof DSLR!

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2.0

Haven't found it useful

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from Wellington, Smith Valley, NV 89444, USA

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

This camera takes good pictures and has the typical Sony features which I like. However, I wanted to use the camera when I went snorkeling. It did function under water and take pictures, but I could NOT see the screen at all when there was any sunlight! It was completely dark. So, since I have another very good Sony camera (Nex7), I can't figure out a use for this one.

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1.0

Disappointing

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from NH

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

Camera fell from a table to a carpeted floor and the screen broke. Not shockproof by any means.

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4.0

Love my little camera!!

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from orlando, FL

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I love the camera, beautiful pictures, and easy to use. Only gave 4 stars because for this price it should bring the case..

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5.0

Love the COLOR!

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from 35244

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I had the old Sony Cyber-Shot and liked it!....But this one is wonderful and water proof! Amazing the upgrades from my old one purchased in 2004 and it was 3 times the price of my new one!

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1.0

It only works 1 time

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

My wife used it a couple times to try it out and it takes great pictures. She used it once under water and it hasn't worked since. We followed the directions to a tee, but after the use in water, it never worked again. Now I have the same camera (black) and used it (in the water) the sad n e time she did and mine still works. Haven't heard from anybody if they'll repair or replace. Buyer be ware.

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4.0

Great Camera

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from Crown Point, IN, USA

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I love this camera. It takes great pictures. It works great underwater. I love this camera. Con: Cannot see screen when facing direct light.

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5.0

Fast, reliable and great pictures

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from 77092

Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot TX30 18.2 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

This camera is great for taking quick pictures. Easy to use. Focuses quickly and captures colors wonderfully. The video is also good quality. It is small and compact, so easy to travel with. Battery also lasts a good amount of time. The Sony cyber-shot model I had before was also good, except battery/card door broke and could not be replaced. I had it for 3 years and got very good use out of it. I've used this camera under water in swimming pools and on freshwater river trips.

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