Canon Powershot TX1 Reviews

Digital Trends has reviewed the Canon Powershot TX1 and concludes, “The TX1 is a fantastic product. The video quality, whether in 4:3 or 16:9 modes, is truly amazing. The 7.1 megapixel still images look exceptional for a point-and-shoot camera. The $499 price point is very acceptable for what you get. … There are a few minor quirks and one qualified design flaw (described in detail above). Despite these imperfections, the TX1 is worthy of every last ounce of praise it receives in the press and in forums. I highly recommend the TX1 for people looking for a pocket-sized camcorder that records surprisingly good quality video, snaps crisp and clean stills, gets decent battery life and won’t cost an arm and a leg.”

CNET has a review of the Canon PowerShot TX-1 and writes, “Still images showed more ISO noise and image artefacts than we’re used to with Canon’s digital still cameras. We also saw other image artefacts, which turned some curved lines and angled lines jaggy. Colours looked accurate overall, and we saw a decent amount of finer detail, but the images weren’t as tack sharp as many of the company’s cameras from recent years. Noise doesn’t become very significant until ISO 400, but we saw some on our monitors with the sensitivity as low as ISO 100, though you most likely won’t notice it in prints. At ISO 400, noise becomes obvious on monitors, starts to show up in prints, and begins to chew up some of the finer detail, though dynamic range remains largely intact. At ISO 800, noise becomes a heavy blanket of fine snowy specks, obscuring lots of finer detail and eating up more dynamic range. At ISO 1,600, most fine detail is destroyed by the vast snowy blizzard of tiny speckles, and dynamic range is crunched to the point of obscuring most shadow detail. We suggest staying below ISO 800 when possible.”

PCAuthority has a review of the Canon Powershot TX1 and writes, “The TX1 is a highly polished point and shoot stills camera with remarkable video capabilities requirements and a design that will turn heads. It may not offer as much control over the still images as a more advanced Powershot, but it’s not supposed to. We love it for its construction, good image quality and brute force approach to video, which will become less of an issue as SDHC memory capacity inevitably increases. Even though we do love it, it does suffer from first generation syndrome; it’s about $100 too expensive, and comes bundled with a laughably inadequate 32MB SD card. However with so many other points in its favour, the discerning gadgeteer won’t care about these minor shortcomings.”

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