Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 review
The TX5 is my 5th digital camera. (see my review of Olympus 8010). This is a great little camera. Start-up time is quick & auto focus is quick. Photos are clean & bright & good to A3 size. The CMOS sensor has very low noise levels at high ISO settings. The menu’s are easy to see & navigate it’s small & light so easily fits in my pocket. High speed blows my mind. The 8010 goes click 1001, click 1001, click 1001, the TX5 goes click, click, click, click, click, click, 1001 & the shots are all great. Indoor flash shots are better than 8010. Another great point is not having to set macro focus every time you need to get close, the camera does it automatically. Not sure about the PMB software yet, but anything is better than what Olympus offers.
The case is a bit slippery (hard to pull down front panel). There’s a bit of purple fringing on high mag. Sand & water gets trapped under front panel. The water proof seal on the battery/SD card door looks a bit thin to me, we’ll see how it lasts.