Play, Edit, and Print Functions
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 Digital Camera packs a lot of performance into an
ultra-slim design. The DSC-TX1 is slim enough to slip into a pocket, so you can
take it with you wherever you go. It is available in three fun colors: Silver,
Blue, or Pink.
3.0" LCD Touchscreen: The
DSC-TX1 has a 3.0", wide-screen, color LCD
touch-screen with 230,400 pixels (960 x 240). The LCD touchscreen allows you
to view an image before taking a picture, replay images that have been stored in memory,
navigate menus, and specify focus points. For best
viewing, you can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor when using the camera outdoors.
Note: This camera is not equipped with a separate viewfinder.
10.2 Megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor: A powerful 10.2 megapixel 1/2.4-inch
"Exmor R" CMOS sensor helps you capture detailed images with superb contrast and
clarity down to the finest detail. For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
7.79mm (1/2.3" type), 10.2 Mega-Pixel (Effective) "Exmor R" CMOS sensor with approximately 10.6-million gross pixels and
pixels. More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big
prints or crop in tight on your subject.
BIONZ Image Processor: The BIONZ image processor
delivers high resolution and fast performance. Fast processing enables
Sweep Panorama Mode to create the wide panoramic image in the camera in just
seconds, clear images in low light settings, even without a flash, and can layer
one image over another to create a photo that looks just like what you see with
DRO Standard & Plus: Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard
and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine the best exposure and
contrast settings for almost any shooting environment. The result is more
natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye
sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene
with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus
allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and
performing additional image processing.
Dual Media: This camera has 11MB of internal memory. Even
when there is no Memory Stick inserted in the camera, you can record images
using the internal memory (this memory is not removable). The camera is also
compatible with the following recording media: Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo (up to 16GB). All
compatible of Memory Stick Duos can be used to record still pictures and moving
images with audio. You can copy images from the camera's internal memory to an
inserted Memory Stick Duo card.
Note: Although this unit is compatible with MagicGate
Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo media, it cannot be used to record
or play back music protected by copyright signals.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in
JPEG format. Moving images with audio (monaural) are recorded in MPEG4.
Still Image Sizes: When
recording digital still images, the DSC-TX1
allows you to choose from seven image sizes.
||Memory Stick Duo Capacity
|Approx. 11 MB
|10M: 3648 x 2736
|5M: 2592 x 1944
|3M: 2048 x 1536
|VGA (0.3M): 640 x 480
|8M: 3648 x 2432
|7M: 3648 x 2056
|2M: 1920 x 1080
Note: The 3:2 option records images in a horizontal
to vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of the print paper used.
The 16:9 option recorded images fills the entire screen. Both edges of
the image may be cut off when printing
MPEG-4 Movies: Besides recording still images, you can also
record moving images with sound. Moving images are recorded in MPEG4 format at
approximately 30 frames per second. The following image sizes are available:
1280 x 720 (16:9-Fine), 1280 x 720 (16:9-Standard), and 640 x 480 (4:3-VGA).
Movies with the size set to 1280 x 720 can only be recorded on Memory Stick Pro
||Memory Stick Duo Capacity (total)
|Approx. 11 MB
|1280 x 720 (Fine)
|1280 x 720 (Standard)
|640 x 480 (VGA)
Note: continuous movie recording time is
approximately 29 minutes.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x Optical Zoom Lens: The Vario-Tessar
lens is specially produced for very compact cameras. This specialized design
allows quick auto-focus, appealing zoom range while still maintaining a
compact design. The lens has a 4x optical zoom and a focal length of 6.18mm
to 24.7mm, equivalent to 35mm to 140mm in 35mm photography. The
high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant
subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and
travel photos; and Close Focus shoots close-ups, up to just under ½" from
Precision/Smart Digital Zoom: The camera has a
Precision Digital Zoom of 2x. Combined with the 4x optical zoom, the maximum
total zoom is 8x. The Smart Zoom intelligently uses the full CCD to let you zoom
into the portion of interest by cropping the image size, thus avoiding the image
degradation found in most digital zooms. The maximum zoom scale depends upon the
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
image stabilization reduces blur caused by camera shake resulting in crisper
clearer images. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro
sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent
blur without sacrificing image quality.
Shooting Modes: You can select whether the camera captures one image or multiple images at a
time. The Shooting Modes include:
- Normal: Shoots only one
frame when the shutter button is pressed.
- Burst: The DSC-TX1 can capture full 10.2 megapixel
resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure that you capture your
subject's decisive moment. In addition, the DSC-TX1 employs a mechanical
shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving
subjects. You can set the camera to record 2, 5, or 10 images per second in succession.
- Self-Timer: You can set the Self-Timer mode to a
10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the picture.
Intelligent Auto Focus: Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a
child's adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as
little as 0.3-sec. The camera utilizes three
auto focus modes. You can choose from the following: Multi AF (focuses on a
subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically), Center AF (focuses on
a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically), or Spot AF (focuses
on an extremely small subject or a narrow area automatically.
Focus Priority: You can tap
the camera's LCD screen to select a particular subject for the camera to focus
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto focus) Illuminator briefly provides
fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The AF
Illuminator is most useful within approximately 8' of the subject.
Macro/Close Focus: For close-ups of small objects such as flowers and insects, this camera has
macro focus capability and a close focus function. With the zoom set all the way to wide, the camera can
focus on objects as close as 3-1/4" from the lens in Macro mode and as
close as 13/32" to 7-7/8" in the Close Focus mode.
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to
eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to
deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. The camera can
automatically detect the faces, or you can manually select which faces to detect
and register. It can also give
priority to children or adults. The camera's Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO
sensitivity and accelerates the shutter speed when facial movement is detected,
reducing blur in the subjects face.
Anti-Blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help
counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Portrait, the
Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less
squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be
displayed after you take the shot so you can determine whether or not you need
to take another shot.
Smile Shutter Mode:
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press
the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult
and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity.
Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter when
the Intelligent Auto mode is set to on. This means that beautiful smiles can be
captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult
conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Motion Detection: Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection,
adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is
detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN): Intelligent
Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of
scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera
settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight
using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, and Close Focus. iSCN has two modes:
- Auto: In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the
- Advanced: In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the
optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light)
immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can
choose which to keep.
Exposure Modes: The camera features the following exposure modes:
- Easy Shooting Mode:
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy
Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the
LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing
several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject.
Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the
camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode
simplifies preview mode.
- iAuto Mode: Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent
Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions,
and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more
natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as
Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical
SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the
latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you are
shooting expansive landscapes, capturing playground action, or taking
pictures at a birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize
your camera's settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the
exposure (both the shutter speed and aperture value) adjusted automatically
while you manually operate other camera settings such as Focus, Metering
Mode, ISO and EV.
- Anti-Motion Blur: Capture cleaner and sharper images, even when
your subject is moving. When set in Anti Motion Blur Mode, the DSC-TX1
captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and
combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary
detail and eliminate subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional
- Handheld Twilight: Capture cleaner and sharper night shots
without using a tripod. When set to Handheld Twilight Mode, the DSC-TX1
captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter,
and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary
detail and low noise. With this mode, you can capture images in low light,
without flash, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
- Scene Selection Modes: You can choose from the
following Scene Selection modes:
- Hi-Speed Shutter:
Allows you to capture fast moving subjects outdoors or in other bright
- High Sensitivity: The camera shoots without flash
in low light, reducing blur. Any size image available. Sensitivity
increased up to ISO 3200.
- Soft Snap: This mode lets you shoot the color of a
person's skin with a bright, warm color tone.
- Twilight Portrait: This mode is used for shooting
people in the foreground at night.
- Twilight: This mode is used for shooting a distant
subject at night.
- Landscape: This mode is used for shooting
landscapes at a distance.
- Beach: This mode is for shooting at seaside or the
- Snow: This mode shoots whitish scenes brightly.
- Fireworks: This mode allows you to record fireworks
in all their splendor.
- Pet Mode: Pet-mode minimizes blur when shooting moving pets
utilizing Motion Detection technology and automatically turns off the
flash to reduce glowing pet eyes. AF illumination is also disabled so
you can take more natural expressions avoiding startling your pets.
- Gourmet: Shoots food arrangements in delicious
- Underwater: Allows you to shoot underwater in
natural colors when using an optional waterproof housing (sold
- Sweep Panorama: Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and
capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the
shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera
continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images
together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic
image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take
panoramic shots of up to 185 degrees.
- Movie Mode: Allows you to record MPEG4 movies with
monaural audio for up to 29 minutes (or 2GB).
- Auto: Adjusts the movie settings automatically.
- Underwater: Shoot underwater in natural color when
using a water proof housing (sold separately).
Exposure Compensation: Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +2.0EV to
-2.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Metering Modes: You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200): High ISO allows for faster
shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need
for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to
seven ISO settings (Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in
Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Built-in Flash: The built-in flash has a range of 3.25" to
9.845' with the zoom set to wide and 1.645' to 10.5' with the zoom set to
telephoto. The flash can be set to the following modes: Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, or No Flash. In Auto mode, the flash automatically strobes when the
surroundings are dark. When the flash is set to Forced Flash, it strobes with
every shot. In Slow Synchro, the flash is used regardless of the amount of
ambient light, but the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions, allowing
you to clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit area. In
addition, this camera has a "red-eye reduction" setting, which causes the flash
to pre-strobe before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting
conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can
select the flash white balance mode. In addition to Auto and Flash, the white
balance can be set to Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (white fluorescent),
Fluorescent 2 (natural white fluorescent), Fluorescent 3 (day white
fluorescent), Daylight, Cloudy, One Push (adjust white balance depending on the
light source) or One Push Set ( memorizes the basic white color which will be
used). The unit also feature Underwater White Balance when using the camera with
an optional underwater housing (sold separately). You can choose from Underwater
Auto, Underwater 1 (Blue), Under Water 2 (Green) or Underwater Flash.
Grid Lines: The cameras on-screen grid lines make it easy to
set a subjects horizontal and vertical position.
Function Guide: An on-screen function guide text/icon
display makes it easy to learn the camera functions that give you greater
creative freedom to adjust photo settings.
Date and Time:
Each time you take a picture, the camera records the date and time. The date and
time are not superimposed on the picture, instead saved in a data file along
with the image.
Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Auto Orientation: When the camera is rotate to shoot a
portrait (vertical) image, the camera records it position change and displays
the image in the portrait position.
Auto Review: This feature displays the recorded image on the
screen for approximately two seconds immediately after shooting a still image.
Index/Date Mode: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in
full screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index or date list
mode. The index feature lets you to display a total of 12 or 28 images while the
date list feature can display up to 31 images at once, allowing you to easily
find the image you want.
Burst Group: You can select to display recorded burst images in
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects
(Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, or Active). Each effect has a preset music
soundtrack, or you can choose from the 4 selections. The interval between the
pictures can be adjusted, allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds or
automatic to suit the selected effect. You can select Folder play (all images in
the selected folder), All play (all images on the Memory Stick Duo), or Date (all
images from selected date). When repeat is selected, the images are
replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to
five times the size of the original image. You can also record the enlarged item
as a new file. To select the area to be enlarged, you can move the enlargement
"frame" up/down/left/right with the arrow buttons, and adjust the zoom with the
W/T button. You cannot enlarge movies or images recorded in multi-burst mode.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees
in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Wide Zoom Display: During playback, you view still images
recorded at a 4:3 and 3:2 aspect ratio as 16:9 wide on the camera's LCD screen.
In this case the top and bottom of the image will be slightly cropped.
Retouching Images: The Retouch Menu allows you to make
adjustments of a still image or apply special effects. The following effects can
be applied to still images:
- Unsharp Masking: Sharpens the image within a chosen
- Trimming: You can crop images to remove unwanted
- Red Eye Correction: Removes red-eye effect caused by
Music Transfer: You can change the music files that are
preset at the factory with your own music, using the Music Transfer program in
the supplied CD-ROM.
Deleting/Protecting Images: You can delete a selected image,
multiple selected images, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once.
In order to avoid accidentally deleting an image, it can be protected.
You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The
DSC-TX1 conforms to "Exif Print," a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings
(such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are
recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif
Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs,
exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent
communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or
mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
Battery Information: The DSC-TX1 comes with the NP-BD1 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery and BC-CSD battery charger. This battery takes approximately
220 minutes to fully charge. Normal charge time is approximately 160 minutes. The camera is also compatible with the Sony NP-FD1 battery (158NPFD1).
Battery Performance: Under normal operating conditions the
battery has the following capacity:
||Number of Images
Record Still Images
Playback Still Images
Auto Power-Off: If you do not operate the camera for approximately 2 minutes, it will turn off
automatically to conserve battery power.
USB/AV Output: The Sony DSC-X1 features a single proprietary
jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied USB/ AV cable. This
one output and cable allows you to download your photos to your computer or
printer via USB, or view your photos on a TV via composite video and mono audio
RCA. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible (equivalent to USB 1.1).
The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible
High Definition Playback: You can view images recorded on
the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with the
optional HD Component Output Adapter Cable (158VMCMHC1, sold separately).
CD-ROM Software: The DSC-TX1 comes with a CD-ROM containing
- Picture Motion Browser Ver.4.3.00 (Windows only):
Sony's Picture Motion Browser software4 offers a simple, intuitive way to
transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC.
Finding your images with PMB is easy with Face Search and Calendar view.
Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many) and also by a
specific person's face. A new function, eDeco, allows you to easily add
unique mood-enhancing elements to still images and movies such as matching
photo frames, text, background music, and sound effects. New viewing
features include highlight index function for movies, which displays
thumbnails of scenes to enable easy search and playback, and panorama
playback for full-screen viewing of your expansive Sweep Panorama photos
- PHOTOMUSIC (Windows and Mac): PHOTOMUSIC combines
images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and
entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic,
Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or
transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
- Cyber-shot Handbook: A detailed instruction booklet
- Product Registration: Register your camera online.
- Step-Up Guide: Explains how to use the camera with
System Requirements: You can copy images from the DSC-TX1
to a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer. The supplied Picture Motion Browser
software can only be used on a Windows PC; it cannot be used on a Macintosh. The
supplied PHOTOMUSIC software can be used on both a Windows PC and a
Macintosh. The minimum system requirements are:
Windows XP (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP2)
||OS: Mac OS x (v10.3 to v10.5)
|CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
or faster (for playing/editing high definition movies: Intel Pentium
4 2.8 GHz or faster/ Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHz or faster/Intel Core
Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 duo 1.20 GHz or faster)
|Memory: 512 MB or more (for
playing/editing high definition movies: 1GB or more)
||Memory: 64MB or more
(recommended: 128MB or more)
|Hard Disk: Approximately 500MB
|Display: 1024 x 768 dots or more
|Video Memory: 32MB
or more (recommended: 64MB or more)
||Interface: USB jack
|Interface: USB jack