Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-TX5
79
Based on 23 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By Digital Trends on 70

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....

By What Digital Camera on 80

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...

By T3 Magazine on 80

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...

By PC Authority on 83

A capable snapper that’s protected from water, dust, knocks and cold...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

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...

By CNET UK on 90

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...

By Photo Review Australia on 83

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...

By Good Gear Guide on 55

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....

By CNET Asia on 78

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....

By PC Advisor on 60

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...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A "tough" digital camera that doesn't look like it, this responsive touch screen model has enough interesting features to stop more advanced users getting bored, whilst being simple enough for beginners to operate. The only stumbling block is the...

By PCWorld on 60

Sony's tough but fashionable DSC-TX5 offers excellent low-light shooting, but its touchscreen and menus are drawbacks....

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

Tougher than it looks with its neatly diminutive dimensions, Sony's TX5 is a camera you'll find yourself readily slipping into a pocket when heading out for the day. You may not take your best and most admired shots with it - you'll need a...

By Engadget on -

You'll remember the TX5 as Sony's do-it-all solution for compact camera fans. It aims to be both stylish -- with a slender 0.7-inch profile and a 3-inch touchscreen -- and rugged, thanks to a metal frame that makes it impervious to water, dust...

By CNET Australia on 84

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 isn't without its flaws, but the camera's true go anywhere nature (from soirees to surf) makes it a...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Intelligent Sweep Panorama Panoramic modes seem to be all the rage in digital cameras at the moment. Sony's first model to feature a panorama function was the HX1, which used a simple scanning system to create panoramic shots automatically. Now, the...

By The Imaging Resource on -

With style and ruggedness, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a good quality point-and-shoot that I'd recommend. It's stylish and easy to carry around all day. It has a good wide-angle lens and the combo of the CMOS sensor and BIONZ processor lets...

By DigitalCameraInfo on 88

The Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a small camera that takes high quality images with good color and plenty of detail. We also found that the images that it captured had low noise and that the special shooting modes that the camera offers produced great...

By Photography Bay on -

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I was very impressed with the Sony TX5. Even without considering the rugged build of the TX5, it would be a solid offering with an above-average feature set. Add in the waterproof, shockproof and other rugged...

By infoSync World on -

We got down and dirty with Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-TX5. Check out our video of the sexy new rugged compact...