Sony TX100V overview
Sony TX100V is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on January of 2011. The camera comes with a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The TX100V ranks at #22 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #749 out of 1453 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your customized factors.
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Sony TX100V history
The Sony TX100V is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list below.
Sony TX100V Gallery
You can view the TX100V from various angles in the gallery here.
Sony TX100V Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of positives and negatives of the Sony TX100V based on aspects that are generally seen as essential in a digital camera.
Sony TX100V Sensor features
The Sony TX100V houses the BIONZ processor. The sensor specification in the Sony TX100V is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 125 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the TX100V's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The TX100V sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony TX100V dimensions
Sony TX100V has a weight of 0.32 lb (147g or 5.19 ounces) & the size of the camera is 97mm x 59mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Sony TX100V is heavier compared to other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a photo of the Sony TX100V besides a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will show the button layout on the TX100V.
Sony TX100V Lens features
The TX100V has got an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not significant however it will surely be very helpful in some cases.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.5 which is pretty sluggish and not very good for low light situations and you will find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to boost your ISO setting which causes noisy photos. On the long end, 100mm comes to f4.6 which is really slow and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Sony TX100V Connectivity
The TX100V has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy images and at times alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Sony TX100V Video features
The highest video quality in the Sony TX100V is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between video quality versus file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you have zero control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for an alternative camera if you require better sound for your videos.
Sony TX100V Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Sony TX100V so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Sony TX100V Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony TX100V comes with a 3.5" fixed display with a resolution of 1,229k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly which means that you can switch focus point as well as change settings by using your fingers.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications for Sony TX100V are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be pretty valuable.
Sony TX100V Shutter features
Sony TX100V can shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony TX100V Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony TX100V has just built in flash with no external flash ability.
Sony TX100V Autofocus features
Sony TX100V has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate compared to Contrast Based focusing.
The Sensor comes with 9 focus points to select from. Sony TX100V has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to change where you focus. Sony TX100V has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good during low light situations or you require more accurate depth of field control.
Sony TX100V Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest (320) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Sony TX100V for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration shows a overview of the Sony TX100V for specific kinds of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Sony TX100V as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony TX100V has a rating of 30 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support together with the capability to utilize external lighting.
Sony TX100V Street photography features
With a modest points tally of 60, the Sony TX100V is somewhat adequate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony TX100V Sports photography details
A really bad sports photography points tally of 39 means the Sony TX100V is just not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony TX100V Travel photography details
Portability is really important when getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony TX100V gets a above average 65 as a travel camera which is a good fit to purchase for your trips.
Sony TX100V as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Sony TX100V at it's really bad rating of 43 for a landscape camera is just not acceptable within the current marketplace.
Sony TX100V Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sony TX100V is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 32.
Sony TX100V Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the TX100V, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall into the family of Ultracompact.
The graph listed below shows you a bird's eye view of the TX100V vs it's top scored rivals suggested previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might regard as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.