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Old Apr 26, 2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hi there,
I am getting very confliting advice from camera shops about the TX5 v the D10. Apart from the obvious - D10 bigger than TX% and TX with wider angle lens, does anyone have any advice?
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're glad you dropped by.

The Sony TX-5 is a much more technically sophisticated camera than the Canon D-10. Sony has wagered that the time is ripe to bring to bring a technically better camera to the underwater market.

In contrast, the Canon D-10 builds on existing technology. Panasonic has attempted to do something along " make it better technically with their new FS2 model.

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HI Sarah,
Thanks for this. My leaning is toward the Sony, seems to have a great lens despite the internal zoom, and i love the panaroma feature.
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I agree, I would surely appreciate and get better photos with the TX-5.

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Hi Sarah,
would really appreciate your opinion; as you may remember (first impressions thread) I've ordered the HX5V but it's out of stock until next week at the earliest, at least where I've ordered it. To be honest I don't completely trust that date either, another store says 8th of June!!

The TX5, on the other hand, is available now at the same price as the HX5v. I would get the Sweep panorama, 10 fps shot, and as it seems almost the same image quality as with the HX5v. In addition a water, shock and freeze protection in a very small format. I would not get the 10x zoom, the GPS function or the full HD video and stereo sound.

Its perhaps a silly question since it's a matter of preferences and taste, but I've always liked Sonys smallest cameras and think I could live without the GPS and stereo sound on the video. Imaging recourse seems to think the IQ both in stills and the 720p video is rather good.

AND I'm off to Greece in three weeks. So, do you think I'm panicking in considering the TX5, after all it has its advantages and any P&S is only supposed to be a complement to my DSLR equipment? What would you miss the most in the TX5 compared to HX5v?

AAAh, hard for anyone else to give advice about of course, but I like your way of considering both facts and feel of the many cameras you've tried out.

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The TX5 has a unique flat shape and less zoom. I don't own the TX-5 and therefore have no hands-on experience with the camera. I did research the price and I found that Newegg, J & R, and Adorama have the TX-5 for $329. If you are OK with those two compromise issues: 4X optical zoom instead of 10X, and that unique flat shape and want to get some hands-on time with the camera before your trip, it seems to makes sense.

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I think the Canon is simply too bulky and the reviews are not in favor of the IQ either. I would go with either the TX5 or Panasonic's waterproof cam. FWIW, I read a comparative review of the Sony and Panasonic and the Sony sustained considerable damage in the drop tests. The reviewer did state however that it continued functioning.
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I think the Canon is simply too bulky and the reviews are not in favor of the IQ either. I would go with either the TX5 or Panasonic's waterproof cam. FWIW, I read a comparative review of the Sony and Panasonic and the Sony sustained considerable damage in the drop tests. The reviewer did state however that it continued functioning.
Read that too, and just by looking at these to cams one would come to the conclusion that the Panasonic can take more beating. If I were to use it as fo example a helmet camera during cross biking or whatever it's called I'd choose the Panny, Now, that's not my priority, a bit old for that, so I've ordered the Sony since it's tough enough for me.
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Congratulations, Birger-

Your decision for the Sony TX5 is a good one.

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Your decision for the Sony TX5 is a good one.

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Yes, Sarah, and I've received it today! (the HX5v is delayed another two weeks just as I suspected) I begun by scaring my wife by letting my 6-year old daughter drop it in a bowl of water without her (the wife) knowing it is waterproof...

Haven't tried it out properly yet, but it fells even more solid than I thought concidering the small size. Tried the twilight function, the panorama, and it all works so well! The touch screen is great. This will be fun!

And I've had two Sonys before in this T class and must say I really love them, it's like an old friend.
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