• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Sony TF1 over Sony TX30

Sony TX30 over Sony TF1

  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Longer shutter
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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Review Excerpt

  • Good image and video quality for a compact waterproof camera; Stylish, pocketable design; Improved ruggedness; Speedy performance including 10 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

  • Touchscreen unusable and unviewable while submerged; Slim, slick design makes it unwieldy to hold (and difficult to hang onto!) underwater; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Sony TF1
Sony WX80
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony TX30
Sony WX80
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Manual focus
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Sony TF1
Panasonic TS25
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More dots on screen
  • $136
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony TX30
Panasonic TS25
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $136
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Nikon S5300

Sony TF1
Nikon S5300
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony TX30
Nikon S5300
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm XP70

Sony TF1
Fujifilm XP70
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens
  • $163
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony TX30
Fujifilm XP70
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $163
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Sony TF1
Olympus TG-850
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lighter weight
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sony TX30
Olympus TG-850
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p
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