The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 is a handy camera which you can use underwater or used for a night on the town. This digital camera isn't just very stylish, but will fit into a thin pocket or small purse. The airtight construction is pretty sturdy which allows it to withstand drops from 5 feet 9 inches, be waterproof up to 16 feet and 10 inches and dust proof. Additionally, it can handle extreme conditions from 14 degrees to 104 degrees.

You must do some very careful research when considering this camera, from the spec information from the manufacturer to people's reviews on popular online retailers. It is best to read carefully and have a good understanding of what type of product you would like to get. You still wouldn't know until you use the camera for yourself, if it will fulfill your requirements. At first glance, this may seem like a great outdoor and underwater camera. However, many of the reviewers state they were not too impressed with the reality of the camera. For a compact point and shoot camera, it has very good picture and video quality. To be the ideal outdoor digital camera, it seems to lack a few essential practical things.

The size alone is ideal for taking it to the beach or cafe. The screen is very clear and has a slide cover to cover the lens. The camera has an excellent 25mm wide-angle lens. The camera also is able to take 1080i video at 60 fps as opposed to the standard 30 frames per second. This makes for motion that is lifelike, and looks fantastic on a giant screen television. The camera's water proof feature works perfectly.

However, some of the issues for a lot of include the sluggish startup time. For instance, it might take up to seven seconds from the time you begin to the the time you actually have video being captured. This might really be an irritation for you if you need to take pics immediately. While it's quite durable, it can get scuffed quite easily. Try to avoid placing the digital camera in your pocket with your keys because the keys may damage the screen. The battery life is much to be desired and it does not have a separate charger.

You'll find that the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 16.2 MP Waterproof Digital Still camera is well designed but not as tough as you would expect. It can take incredible pictures and videos, which is most likely what you would like, but if you're a rugged outdoor person, you might want one that's more tough.