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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera Review$329.99
Videos may be captured using either MP4 or superior AVCHD encoding. All AVCHD videos are shot at a 60i frame rate, in either 1920x1080 or 1440x1080. MP4 content is recorded in 30p, however resolution is limited to 1440x1080, with options for 720p or 480p. Find out how the performed in our video image quality test./r:link_to_content
Intelligent Auto will be sufficient for most recordings, however the TX20 also supports 8 dedicated scene modes for use with video.
Both optical zoom and digital zoom are unlocked while a recording is in progress, a feature we always appreciate. Sony's "Clear Zoom" feature is not available.
Exposure compensation may be configured independently for videos however, just like still shooting, aperture and shutter cannot be manually set.
The built-in stereo microphones actually record decent sound, especially underwater. A wind cut feature is also available from the main menu.