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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 
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General
Model Number: DSC-TX1
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $379.99
Street Price: $302.99
Date Available: 2009-09-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.0 oz (142 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.6 in.
(94 x 58 x 17 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.4 inch
Sensor size: 27.0544mm2 (5.92mm x 4.57mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.62 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif v2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar; 12 elements in 10 groups, 4 aspheric, 1 prism
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/4.6 (tele) - ??
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point / center / spot / flexible (touch) spot AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, Two Push Set, Underwater1/2
Shutter Speed Range: 2 - 1/1250
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Backlight, Backlight Porttait, Landscape, Macro, Portrait , Close Focus
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx.0.08- Approx.3.0m (0.26
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Included Memory: 11.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-connector
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.37
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.54
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.63
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.75
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.008
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.1
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash recycle time (seconds):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BD1
Usable Battery Types: InfoLithium rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BD1 InfoLithium rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 250
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Picture Motion Browser Vers 4.3 + USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2, Mac OSX v(10.3-10.5)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor, SteadyShot optical image stabilization, 3" touch screen LCD, Sweep Panorama mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus, Face and Motion Detection, HD movie (720p), High speed shoot. Available in silver, gray, pink, and blue.

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