Just 3/4"1 thin, the pocket-sized TX5 is also waterproof to a depth of 10ft2, shockproof from falls up to 5ft3, completely dustproof4 and can operate at extreme temperatures (14°-104 °F). The TX5 is also highly intelligent, with incredible performance for dimly-lit underwater scenes and Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode that works even in icy climates.
Touch, Flick, Enjoy
No more fussing with tiny buttons. Just tap the large, 3.0"6 wide touch screen display to review your photos and videos in vivid color. It even works underwater, so now you can enjoy shooting breathtaking photos on land and underwater.
Great Low-light Shots Without a Flash
Sometimes a flash can wash out the scene, making it hard to capture the mood of the moment. For low-light environments, the back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning performance and increases sensitivity by 2x to reduce noise. Shots around the campfire never looked better.
Effortless Panoramic Photos
Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode reaches beyond the traditional wide angle lenses to let you capture expansive, breathtaking shots of landscapes or skyscrapers up to 258°7. Just press the shutter and shoot the scene with a sweeping motion. The camera automatically stitches up to 100 pictures together for you.
Takes 10 Photos in 1 Second
Capture decisive moments-like midair dives into the pool-with the ability to shoot up to ten images in one second at full 10.2 megapixel resolution. And by employing a mechanical shutter, distortion is reduced when continuously shooting moving subjects. This feature is ideal for capturing fast action or a unique sequence of images.
Record and Upload HD Movies
Shoot and share memories on your PC, Mac and the internet with ease. In 720p MP4 movie mode, you can record 1280 x 720 HD movies at 30 fps for high quality, yet small file sizesÑperfect for sharing on websites like Photobucket® and YouTube (computer with internet connection required). Go virtually anywhere with the Cyber-shot digital camera DSC-TX5 and take breathtaking photos. The sleek, airtight design is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freeze-proof, so you can shoot with confidence in a variety of climates. You will also enjoy stunning low light performance and the ability to capture amazing panoramic images in Intelligent Sweep Panorama modejust move in a sweeping motion and the TX5 does the rest. For fast-action events, never miss a moment with 10fps shooting. When you're finished, show off all your images on a large, 3.0" wide touch screen.
10.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
The DSC-TX5 features a 10.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the cameras Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur and Hand-held Twilight.
Backlight Correction HDR
Shooting high-contrast scenes can often lead to washed out backgrounds and/or details lost in shadow. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking two pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of both into a single image for more natural looking shots.
Anti Motion Blur Mode
Capture cleaner and sharper images in low light for non landscape shots. When set in Anti motion Blur Mode, the DSC-TX5 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and dramatically reduce subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
High speed shooting
The DSC-TX5 can capture full 10.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that you capture the decisive moment such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, the DSC-TX5 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, and Close Focus. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Easy Shooting Mode
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.
Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
Wide zoom display
To use the entire image area of your compatible HDTV screen (sold separately), Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
Media card slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-TX5 accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC media.13
The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 camera is available in silver, black, pink, green and red.
3" Wide Clear Photo LCD Plus Touch Screen1
A large 3-inch Wide Clear Photo LCD Plus touch screen display¹ (230K pixels) allows you to scroll through images by simply touching the display.
Rugged and Stylish
If you want a camera thats just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town, the TX5 is for you! Just 3/4-inch thin, the sleek and stylish TX5 fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 10 ft12, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft5 and dustproof15 thanks to its airtight construction. As well, this durable camera can even withstand extreme weather conditions, as it is operable in temperatures from 14- to 104-degrees Fahrenheit. The TX5 includes Sonys Exmor R CMOS sensor for incredible low-light performance, intelligent Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion blur and Twilight handheld shooting modes, even a 3 touch screen LCD1 operable underwater! Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX5 always helps you get the best shot!
Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes with Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode. Press shutter and sweep and the camera does the rest, continuously, shooting images and in one second stitching them together. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
HD MP4 Movie Mode9
In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, the perfect format when working with a PC. Users can create high quality movie files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac®. Once transferred to your computer you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket® and YouTubeTM. (Compatible PC with Internet connectivity required)
Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAUTO mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony® Cyber-shot® technology without leaving auto mode. Whether youre shooting landscapes, capturing a beautiful flower, or taking pictures at an in-door birthday party or wedding shower, iAUTO mode will optimize your cameras settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically compensates to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a childs adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).8
Creative painting tools
Decorate your photos with words and drawings using the included paint pen or your finger. Have fun using more than 30 stamps and 15 types of picture frames and save new images at up to 5 megapixel resolution.
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of 230 images or 115 minutes).
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
with 25mm equivalent wide 4x Optical ZoomThe high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots close-ups up to just under ½ from the subject. A wide angle of 25mm equivalentwide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces.
Easy Touch Screen Interaction
The DSC-TX5 offers intuitive functions to the multi-purpose touch screen, such as the ability to select the focus point with a simple touch, scroll through images by sliding your finger across the screen and one-touch access to the MENU. The display also features improved readability with list view and index view.
Capture cleaner and sharper night shots without using a tripod. When set to Hand-held Twilight Mode, the DSC-TX5 captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter, and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise. With these modes, you can capture images in low light, without flash, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV).
BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony® digital camera. Fast processing enables unique Sony features such as Sweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight, Antimotion Blur, HDR, etc to take and combine multiple images in less than a second to create wide panoramic images. Images have reduced grain and appear less washed out.
Its frustrating to think youve captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Face Detection technology
Sonys Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
The DSC-TX5 features 12 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Portrait / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / High Speed Shutter / Underwater / Gourmet / Pet.
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony® BRAVIA® HDTVs.10 PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.07
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.7
Comments about Sony Sony DSC-TX5 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Black):
I've only had this camera a few days now, but took it out to snap some photos of a bridge project in overcast conditions. The photos came out great, the zoom was adequate for such a small package, and of course, the touch screen menu is easy to operate. I have a Sony Netbook with a MS pro slot, which, makes the memory stick device seamless and very easy to download pics with. Although the camera is rated to 10' of water resistance, the battery and memory door seems a little suspect. For anything other than being fully submerged, it should work though.
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Comments about Sony Sony DSC-TX5 Cyber-shot Digital Camera (Black):
I tried other water proof camera's and they were either big and bulky or took bad pictures. The new Sony is neither of these. it is small compact and takes great photo's. i am extermley happy with this camera.