Editors Liked

  • Plenty of features, Image quality, Small and stylish
  • Bright, wide-angle 5x zoom, Optical image stabilization (though see related
  • Plenty of shooting modes; Slim, stylish-looking camera with brushed metal exterior; stereo microphone
  • Innovative 3Dshooting modes, Great modes for panoramic and lowlight images, Extremely easy to use and suitable for beginners, Handles SD, SDHC, and Memory Stick, Very compact

Editors Didn't Like

  • Noise at ISO1600 and ISO3200, 3D TV required to view 3D Sweep Panorama images
  • Lens or image stabilization produced some blurred images at slow shutter speeds, Image stabilization cannot be turned off, Noise reduction sometimes more aggressive than necessary, Blooming noticeable around very bright areas, Background Defocus can ac
  • Images fuzzy, over-processed at full magnification; Sony G lens not as good as the Zeiss-branded one on the TX9; 3D modes are gimmicky
  • No manual controls for aperture and shutter, Controls might be a bit small for some users, Background Defocus mode can blur too much of image