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Spotlight Review: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX100V 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touchscreen, 3D Sweep Panorama and Full HD 1080/60p Video

Sony Cybershot TX100v 3D digital camera with 1080p/60fps video

Senior Friendly Features: Large LCD Screen: [rating:5] Easy to Feel Controls: [rating:4] Easy to See Controls: [rating:4.5] Simplicity: [rating:3] Durable Design [rating:4]

Other Features: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX100V offers a huge touchscreen on the back, it covers the entire back of the camera, offering easy composition and focus, as well as a great way to view your images. Those images are shot on a very high resolution sensor, at 16.2 megapixels it’s one of the highest resolutions you can get in a camera that fits in your pocket. It shoots still photos in 2D or 3D, even 3D panoramic images using their “iSweep” panorama technology, where you literally sweep the camera across or up and down and it does all the work. It shoots full resolution pictures at up to 10 frames per second, capturing action almost as well as a professional DSLR.

It shoots an impressive 60 frames per second in 1080p HD video, for great clarity when viewing on an HDTV and offering a chance to easily slow down the footage for highlight reels, etc.

It has a few features, like “Background Defocus”, where it takes two images and combines them automatically to make your subject stand out from the background like they would in a larger camera, “Natural Flash”, where it shoots an image with and an image without the built-in flash and combines them. There are several settings like this, pretty amazing stuff. The camera can even warn you if someone blinked in the shot. “Smile Detection” takes this a step further, automatically shooting when it detects a smile. Great for shooting kids who move fast or don’t smile easily.

I don’t know anyone over the age of 30 who doesn’t have wrinkles and blemishes. There’s a “Soft Skin” setting that helps smooth those out, in camera, so those 16 megapixels aren’t so hard on your, er, character. Nice to see this feature making its way into many cameras now.

It’s available in black, silver and red.

The TX100V isn’t a simple point-and-shoot, it’s a point-and-shoot for those who want the latest and greatest camera, with every feature imaginable, and aren’t afraid to pay for it.

Sony tx100v-back

  • 3.5-inch OLED Touch screen for easy focus selection and photo viewing
  • 1080/60p: preserve video moments in stunning clarity
  • 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama: change the way you view your world
  • iSweep Panorama for one shot panoramic landscapes

For more information or to purchase a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX100V, visit

Read our Senior-Friendly Guide to Digital Cameras.

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