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. It's certainly not for divers, as the touchscreen display does not work underwater. The otherwise beautiful OLED display is also difficult to see outdoors. The flash is very weak, and battery life is poor. Photo quality is decent for its class, though details are smudged when viewed full size. Since it lacks the GPS of its peers, the TX30 isn't a great value, either.

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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.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
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Low light / high ISO performance
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Movie / video mode