Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 26-130 mm (5x) F3.5-4.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 96 x 59 x 15 mm, 141g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Overview


First introduced in July, 2013, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Sony TX30 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sensor resolution of Sony TX30 ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Sony TX30 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony TX30


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
1229k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.5 Lens at Wide
141g Light Body
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.8
No Articulating Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #471 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #889 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony TX30 Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
40
Value for money score
55
Portability score
98
Overall score
37
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Sony TX30


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 weighs 141g and has external dimensions of 96 x 59 x 15 mm (3.78 x 2.32 x 0.59"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Sony TX30 is 3 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony TX30
141g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony TX30
15 mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 141 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 141 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Sony TX66 109 g 141 g 93 x 54 x 13 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 141 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Sony TX200V 129 g 141 g 96 x 58 x 16 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony TX20 133 g 141 g 96 x 56 x 18 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 141 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 Sony TX10 133 g 141 g 96 x 56 x 18 mm 96 x 59 x 15 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Announced July, 2013
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896x3672
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 141 g
Physical Dimensions 96 x 59 x 15 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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