Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Announced Feb 20, 2013 •
18 megapixels | 3.3 screen | 26 – 130 mm (5×)
dpreview conclusion

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 is an ultra-thin rugged camera for those who don't want to worry about the camera getting a little wet. Underwater enthusiasts should note though that the touchscreen display does not work underwater, and the otherwise beautiful OLED display is also difficult to see outdoors. Photo quality from this stylish compact is decent for its class, but compared to its competitors the main reason to buy a TX30 is that it doesn't look like a tough camera.

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70%
dpreview score
Good for

Those seeking an ultra-thin rugged camera with a fun feature set that can get a little wet.

Not so good for

Serious underwater photographers, those taking flash photos or shooting in bright outdoor light. People who want a built-in GPS.

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