Responsive touchscreen, Impressive in low light, Panorama sweep is a nice bonus feature, Sliding on/off panel is convenient
Great design, lifeproofing, image quality can be excellent, responsive LCD
Acceptable pictures up to ISO 1,600; useful functions such as Sweep Panorama and Handheld Twilight; stylish look; quick performance.
Large touchscreen works underwater, Good performance in low light, Rugged construction with slick looks.
Sophisticated, stylish compact 4x zoom, Waterproof to 10 feet, Dust-, shock- and freeze-proof, 25-100mm eq. lens is wide with decent telephoto reach, Low geometric distortion in JPEGs, Superb touchscreen operation, Optical image stabilization, Quality ...
Too small, Operating with touchscreen only might scare some off, Competitors in this price range have more built-in features, Touchscreen could be difficult to manipulate in some “tough cam” scenarios
Soft images, auto white balance system, very expensive, lowresolution LCD screen
The touchscreen is the most fragile aspect of this camera. Once cracked, you won't be able to access the menus.
Menus are a bit confusing, Touchscreen can be unresponsive
Could be too small for some, Noise suppression is a little strong, Auto WB renders tungsten light quite warm, AF struggles a bit in low-light, Optional proprietary cable required to connect to HDTV, Chromatic aberration is visible at wide-angle, but be...
By Digital Trends on April 15, 2011
If you’re looking for a quality point and shoot that can double as your rugged cam, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a great option....70
By What Digital Camera on January 06, 2011
Compacts designed to be water, freeze and shockproof often trade in a little style to meet these specifications, but the Sony TX-5 is life-proof and does well not to compromise its aesthetics qualities. Sony TX5 DesignStyle-wise the Sony TX5 repeats...80
By T3 Magazine on December 14, 2010
Sleek and sexy with a slim body and polished coloured metal the Sony DSC-TX5 is an exceptionally desirable camera. It looks like a fashionist camera, but it's actually as rugged as it is slinky; waterproof to 10 feet deep, freeze proof down to 14...80
By PC Authority on September 22, 2010
A capable snapper that’s protected from water, dust, knocks and cold...83
By Trusted Reviews on August 02, 2010
Waterproof, shockproof compact cameras have become very popular over the past couple of years, with several of the main manufacturers fielding “ruggedised” models in their ranges. I took a look at a few of the more popular waterproof...90
By CNET UK on June 10, 2010
There are so many compact cameras on the market now that new models really have to do something special to stand out. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 rises to the challenge, offering a plethora of unique selling points. By pursuing processing speed...90
By Photo Review Australia on June 01, 2010
Sony joins the list of waterproof camera manufacturers with a new model, the Cyber-shot DSC-TX5, which withstands immersion to up three metres but retains the slim and stylish appearance of the previous TX-series models. Featuring a 4x optical zoom...83
By Good Gear Guide on May 26, 2010
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is something of a novelty: a ruggedised camera with an ultra-compact design. It’s not quite as tough as some competing digital cameras, and we weren’t overly impressed by its image quality....55
By CNET Asia on May 24, 2010
The TX5 is a rugged camera that offers fast performance and good pictures, but the touchscreen is perhaps the most vulnerable aspect of this shooter....78
By PC Advisor on May 21, 2010
Although the touchscreen is sometimes frustrating, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a decent entry into the rugged-camera market that looks stylish enough for everyday use. We would have appreciated at least one more hardware button for quickly cycling...60