Sony Cybershot TX20 digital camera; waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and slim...
Model Highlights: Certified waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080/60i video, dual record of photos and videos, up to 10fps, 3.0″ touch screen.
Sony Cybershot TX20 Digital Camera
Sony Cybershot TX20 Key Features
Tough little guy
Run with a rowdy crowd? The Cyber-shot TX20 camera was built to keep up. It’s waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, yet slim and stylish enough to take anywhere—from whitewater rafting, to girls’ night out. With a high-performance 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and advanced in-camera stabilization, you’re sure to capture incredible photos and Full HD video of all your adventures. So bring on the raging rivers, dusty deserts and rocky ridges—the TX20 is ready for whatever action awaits.
Sony Cybershot TX20 Digital Camera
With a 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, capture high-resolution images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss lens. More pixels means you can enlarge, zoom in and crop your photos without losing detail. Advanced processing technology reduces noise and graininess for incredibly crisp, clear images – even in low-light conditions.
Practically Everything Proof
Want a camera that keeps up with your active lifestyle, plus delivers high quality photos and Full HD video? The TX20 is waterproof to a depth of 16ft, shockproof from falls of up to 5ft, completely dustproof and slender enough to slip in your pocket and take anywhere—from underwater escapades, to a night on the town.
Amazing HD Movies
Record crystal-clear movies at the highest resolution available with Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD video capture. Stunning, fast-motion video with reduced distortion looks great when played back on your HDTV. Notice a perfect photo opp while shooting video? With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Never Miss a Moment
Never Miss A Moment
Shoot up to 10 frames per second at full 16.2MP resolution. The perfect feature for high-speed sports or capturing a sequence of your buddy’s backflip, no matter how fast the action, you know you’ll get the shot. Plus, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects for even crisper, clearer high-speed shots.
Say Goodbye to Blur
Say Goodbye To Blur
Don’t let a not-so-steady hand prevent you from capturing the moment. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Get sharp, blur-free footage in otherwise unsteady situations, like shooting video while swimming.
Capture the Action in 3D
Capture In 3D
Take your adventure mementos to a whole new dimension. Capture awe-inspiring 3D photos or expansive 3D panoramas with 3D Sweep Panorama mode, then relive the moment when you view your photos on your compatible 3D-enabled computer or HDTV.
Sony Cybershot TX20 Extra Features
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
This camera features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s 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 up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
Capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.
Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Soft Skin mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
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.
Full HD 1080/60i
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video.This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select models have up to nine effects.
Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 36 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
Rugged and Stylish
This camera is just as much at home in the water as on a night on the town! The sleek and stylish camera fits the slimmest pocket or purse, yet is waterproof to a depth of 16 ft, shockproof from falls up to approximately 5 ft and dustproof thanks to its airtight construction. Seamlessly shifting from underwater marvels to a night on the town, the TX20 always makes it easy to get the best shot!
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization. Now it’s easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode
With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
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 when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Intelligent Scene Recognition mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 36 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. 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.
Sony Cybershot TX20 Technical Specifications
- Media Type : optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
- Still Image Mode : JPEG
- Still Image Max Effective Resolution : Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
- Still Image Size 16:9 : 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
- Still Image Size 4:3 : 4:3mode:16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
- Panorama Still Image Size : Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
- Sweep Multi Angle Image Size : 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
- Video Mode : AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
- Photo Capture from Movie : Yes
- Dual Record : Yes
- Audio Format : AC3 (Stereo)
- Microphone/Speaker : Stereo/mono
- Wind Noise Reduction : Off/on
- AF Modes : Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus / Flexible Spot AF(Tracking Focus) / Flexible Spot AF(Face Tracking Focus)
- AF Illuminator : Auto / Off
- Flash Modes : Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
- Flash Coverage : ISO Auto: Approx.0.08m-3.7m(3 1/4 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.0.5m-2.7m(1 feet 7 3/4 inches to 8 feet 10 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.2m(17 feet 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.3.8m(12 feet 5 5/8 inches)(T)
- Memory Card Slot : MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
- HD Output : Micro HDMI
- USB Port(s) : Multi Type3b(AV/USB/DC IN), Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
- TransferJet : Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
- Camera Type : Touch screen digital camera
- Lens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
- Aperture : f 3.5-4.6
Optical Zoom : 4x
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Still 16:9: 27-08mm / Still 4:3: 25-100mm / Movie 16:9: 27-108mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 29-116mm(Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 33-132mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 35-110mm(Optical SteadyShot Active)
- Lens Construction : 12 elements in 10 groups(including 6 aspheric elements, 1 prism)
- Minimum Focus Distance : iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03′) to Infinity, T:Approx.50cm(1.64′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.8cm(0.26′) to Infinity, T:Approx.50cm(1.64′) to Infinity)
- Clear Image Zoom : 8x
- Macro Mode : Yes
- Steady Shot Mode:Active : Yes
- Metering Modes : Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
- Exposure Compensation : Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
- Scene Mode(s) : High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-Motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Hi-speed Shutter / Underwater
- D-Range Optimizer : Standard
- ISO : Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
- White Balance Mode : Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater
- Red-Eye Reduction : Auto / On / Off
- Erase/Protect : Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.) : 3 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ x 23/32″(95.9 x 56.2 x 17.9mm)
- Weight (Approx.) : 4.7 oz (133g)
- Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : 4.2 oz (118g)
- Imaging Sensor : 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
- Processor : BIONZ
- Pixel Gross : 16.8MP
- Effective Picture Resolution : 16.2MP
- Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
- LCD Type : 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD display (921K dots)
- Brightness Control : 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
- Grid Display : Yes (Off / On)
- Touch Panel : Yes
- Self-timer : Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
- Shutter Speeds : iAuto(4″ – 1/1600) / Program Auto(1″ – 1/1600)
- Burst Mode : Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
- Anti Motion Blur : Yes
- Sweep Panorama : Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama
- Face Detection : 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Selected Face Memory)
- Smile Shutter technology : Yes
- Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
- In-Camera Editing : Trimming / Red-Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
- Intelligent Auto : Yes
- Shooting Tips : Yes
- Background Defocus : Yes
- Waterproof : Yes
- Dustproof : Yes
- Shockproof : Yes
- Superior Auto : Yes
- Tracking Focus : Off / Auto
- Blink Detection : Yes
- Picture Effects : HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key
- Battery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
- Battery Capacity : typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
- Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.0W
- Power Requirements : AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
In the Box
- Multi USB Cable
- Instruction Manual
- Battery (NP-BN)
- Wrist Strap
- AC Adaptor AC-UB10
- Paint Pen