Take to the sea, the slopes or the streets with complete confidence when you wield this ruggedized Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-TX20 digital camera. Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and slim enough to slip into your pocket and take anywhere, this tough little camera stands up to the elements and your active lifestyle to capture the action as it unfolds.
With a top-notch 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and Full HD 1080/60i video capture (records in 29-minute segments), you'll walk away with high quality mementos of every adventure. Shoot up to 10 frames per second (fps) so you never miss a moment, then relive the fun when you review your photos and HD video on the big, 3.0" touchscreen Xtra Fine LCD™.
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.
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.4 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.
Full HD 1080/60i
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video.³ This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 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.3 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.
|Sensor Type||Exmor® R CMOS Sensor|
|Camera Pixels||Effective: 16.1 Megapixels
Actual: 16.8 Megapixels
|Filter||RGB Primary Color Filters|
|Still 16:9: 27-108mm
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)
|Extended Optical Zoom||28.0x (4:3 / 7 Mpx), 33.8x (4:3 / 5 Mpx), 42.2x (under 3 Mpx)|
|Digital Zoom||Clear Image Zoom: 8.0x|
|Lens System||Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®|
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 10 groups, with 6 Aspheric Elements, 1 prism|
|Focusing Area|| iAuto:AF
W: ~1cm (0.03 feet) to Infinity
T: ~50cm (1.64 feet) to Infinity / Program
W: ~8cm(0.26 feet) to Infinity
T: ~50cm(1.64 feet) to Infinity
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes: Auto, Off|
|Focus||Multi Point AF
Center Weighted AF
Flexible Spot AF
Face Tracking Focus
Flexible Spot AF (Tracking Focus)
Flexible Spot AF (Face Tracking Focus)
|AF Metering||Multi Pattern
12MP (4,608 x 2,592)
2MP (1,920 x 1,080)
16MP (4,608 x 3,456)
10MP (3,648 x 2,736)
5MP (2,592 x 1,944)
VGA (640 x 480)
Panorama Still Image Size:
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)
|Motion Images||AVCHD 60i:
24M FX / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080 / 60i)
9M HQ (1,440 x 1,080 / 60i)
12M (1,440 x 1,080 / 30fps)
6M(1,280 x 720 / 30fps)
3M VGA(640 x 480 / 30fps
Backlight Correction HDR
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step, ±2 EV|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO: 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Flash range (ISO Auto)||N/A|
|Digital Red Eye Reduction||Auto
|LCD Type||3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K dots)|
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
SDXC Memory Card
Multi Type3b (AV, USB, DC IN)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
|AC Adapter||AC 100V ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60 Hz, 18W|
|Battery||Li-ion Battery, Sony P/N NP-BN
3.6 V @ 630 mAh (Included)
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||96 x 56 x 18mm (3.9 x 2.3 x 0.7")|
|Weight||118g (4.2 oz) without battery & SD card
133g (4.7 oz) with battery & SD card