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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera Review$329.99
Sony's new stylish tough cam fails to capitalize on the potential of last year's TX10.
One of Sony's smartest ideas last year was the Cyber-shot TX10, a waterproof camera that wasn't intended for the demanding outdoor adventurer, but rather just the klutz in all of us.
The body had some actual style—previously a rarity for this type of camera—and nobody could tell by looking at it that the exterior was armored. While it wasn't as durable as the competition, the protection was adequate for spilled drinks, dunks in the pool, or drops to the floor.
These qualities made the TX10 a pretty easy recommendation for young shooters that didn't want their camera to break on them, despite some problems with design and image quality that were at times severe. Recognizing the potential of this series, we hoped the TX20 would improve on the TX10, and solidify itself as the go-to casual tough-cam. Sadly, that's not the case.
Check out our 7-camera waterproof shootout to see how the year's best tough-cams compare.
The TX20 is available now in black, orange, blue, green, and pink shades for an MSRP of $329.