Sony TX30 Digital compact camera

Water, dust, freeze and shock-proof for skiing, snorkelling and swimming. Take smooth HD videos and zoom in on tiny details

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
DSC-TX30D
22-04-2014
Take great shots anywhere, even underwater


Crisp, clear pictures any time, any place: Ski, swim or party with the camera that’s waterproof to depths of 10 metres and resists dust, freezing, knocks and bumps.

Capture 18.2 megapixel detail, even in low lightr: Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 18.2 effective megapixels Exmor R™ CMOS sensor.

Ready to shoot, near or far: The high-quality Carl Zeiss lens with 5x optical zoom handles every scene, from wide-angle landscapes to portraits and close-ups.

Get a wider view: Make sure nothing’s left out of the picture – the wide-angle lens packs more into holiday scenes, interiors and group shot.

See the world in miniature: Zoom in for a fascinating view of tiny objects with Magnifying Glass Plus mode and the camera’s LED light to brighten up close-ups.

Add artistic picture effects: Add up to 9 different creative effects to stills, movies and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software.

Don’t leave it to guesswork: Intelligent Auto recognises a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time.

Capture action with no blur: Superior Auto recognises when subjects are moving in your picture and automatically adjusts settings for crisp, blur-free results.

Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies: Film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD, even when you’re walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode.

Get clear close-ups: Powerful 10x Clear Image Zoom fills the frame, even with distant subjects so your shots always stay clear and detail-packed.

Shoot high quality pictures quickly: The BIONZ processor is key to high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality.

Don’t worry about unsteady hands: Enjoy crisper, blur-free still photos with Optical SteadyShot that cuts handheld wobbles when you don’t have a tripod.

See detail in the dark: Use Extra High Sensitivity mode to capture crisp detail in the dimmest conditions like dusk or candlelight.

See photos clearly on-screen: Enjoy a big, bright view of photos and movies on the high resolution 8.3cm (3.3") OLED touchscreen.

All the colour you’ve dreamed of: Triluminos Colour gives a rich, vivid palette of natural colours when viewing photos on a compatible TV from Sony.

Flatter your portrait subject: Let the camera automatically remove skin blemishes, brighten teeth, widen eyes and cut forehead shine when you capture portraits.

Capture full panoramas with movement and faces: Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera for extra-wide panoramas of landscapes, city scenes and packed parties.

Boost your flash photography: Advanced Flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera.

Technical details

Colour of product 
Blue
ISO sensitivity 
ISO80-3200 (iAuto), ISO80-12800 (Superior Auto), ISO80-1600 (Program Auto)
Weight 
140 <br />125 g
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.7 - 23.5 mm
Aperture priority AE
F2.8-F8.0(W)<br />iAuto (F3.5-F5.6 (W)) / Program Auto (F3.5-F5.6 (W))
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto / Off
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Y
AV output
N
Battery LED indicator
N
Battery pack
Lithium N
Bundled software 
PlayMemories Home
Camera file system
Y
Camera shutter speed 
iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
Contrast adjustment
N
Conversion function
N
Display 
OLED Xtra Fine
Face detection
Y
Flash modes 
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Focus
F3.5 (W) - 4.8 (T)
GPS 
N
Histogram
N
Light exposure control
± 2.0EV, 1/3EV step
Light metering 
Y
Macro focusing range
iAuto: AF (W: Approx.3cm (0.10 ft.) - ∞, T: Approx. 60cm (1.97 ft.) - ∞) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx.8cm (0.26 ft.) - ∞, T: Approx. 60cm (1.97 ft.) - ∞) / Magnifying Glass Plus: AF (Approx.1cm (0.03 ft.) - 20cm (0.66 ft.))
Megapixel 
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian
Optical sensor size 
1/0.0906 mm (1/2.3")
Optical zoom 
5x
PictBridge 
N
Recording format
JPEG
Recording media
microSD Memory Card / microSDHC Memory Card<br />Memory Stick Micro / Memory Stick Micro (mark 2)
Saturation adjustment
N
Scene modes 
Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Anti Motion Blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Night Portrait / Night Scene / High Sensitivity / Handheld Twilight / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Gourmet / Pet Mode / Landscape
Sensor type 
Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Sharpness levels
N
USB 2.0 connectors 
Y
Waterproof 
Y
White balance 
Y<br />Auto,Daylight,Cloudy,Incandescent,Flash
Background defocus
N
Bionz processor
Y
Burst interval
Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)
Burst Mode
Approx. 10 fps
Carl Zeiss lens
Y
Clear image zoom
18M Approx.10x / 10M Approx.13x / 5M Approx.18x / VGA Approx.76x / 13M(16:9) Approx.10x / 2M(16:9) Approx.25x
Clear RAW Noise Reduction
N
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Y
Flexible Spot Auto Focus (AF)
Y
Hand Shake Alert
N
Manual aperture
F2.8-F8.0 (W)
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
Y
Multi use terminal
Y
Multi use Terminal with HD
Multi Terminal, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NR slow shutter
N
Picture effects
HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration
Picture transfer protocol (PTP)
N
Print image matching
Y
Shop front mode
Y
Sony G lens compatible
N
Spot Auto Focus (AF)
Y
SteadyShot
SteadyShot capability,Optical SteadyShot capability
Still image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944)
Y
Supplied battery
NP-BN

Power

Battery type 
N

Performance

Manual focus
Y

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
1.229.760 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
210.8 cm (8.3cm)

Lens system

Digital zoom 
18M Appro.20 / 10M Appro.26 / 5M Appro.37 / VGA Appro.76 / 13M Appro.20 / 2M Appro.51x
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
26 - 130 mm

Camera

Playback zoom (max)
YES
Start-up time
Approx. 1.1 sec.

Focusing

Smile detection
Y

Picture quality

Still image resolution(s) 
Y

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
N
Width 
9.64 cm
Depth 
1.54 cm
Height 
5.93 cm

Other features

Accessories included
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BN), AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D, Wrist Strap, Micro USB Cable, Instruction Manual
Electrical viewfinder 
N
Optical viewfinder 
N
Panorama
Y<br />N
Trimming
Y
2D Panorama
360° (11,520 x 1,080) / HR(10,480x4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
3D Panorama
N
Auto bright monitoring
N
Auto daylight synchronized flash
N
Auto grouping and & Best picture recognition
Y
Auto image rotation
Y
Backlight correction HDR
Y
Cue and Review
Y
Distance limitations using flash
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.08m - 3.3m (3 1/4 " - 10 ft. 10 ") (W) / Approx. 0.6m - 2.4m (1 ft. 11 5/8 " - 7 ft. 10 1/2 ") (T), ISO3200: > Approx. 4.7m (15 ft. 5 1/8 ") (W) / Approx. 3.4m (11 ft. 1 7/8 ") (T)
HD Playback
YES (HDMI out)
Image rotation
Y
Index playback
12 / 28 images
Moving image size (1280x720, 25fps, 6Mbps)
N
Moving image size (1280x720, 50i, 9Mbps)
N
Moving image size (1440x1080, 25fps, 12Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (1920x1080, 50i, 17Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (1920x1080, 50i, 24Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (1920x1080, 50p, 28Mbps)
N
Moving image size (320x240, 30fps)
N
Moving image size (640x480, 25fps, 3Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (640x480, 30fps, 3Mbps)
N
Red-eye correction
Auto / On / Off
Slideshow (Playback/Music/Movie)
Y
Soft skin effect
Y
Still image size (12M, 4000 x 3000)
N
Still image size (13M, 4224 x 3168)
N
Still image size (14M, 4320 x 3240)
N
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080)
Y
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248)
N
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4320 x 2432)
N
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4608 x 2592)
N
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4896 x 2752)
Y
Still image size (3.1M, 2048 x 1536)
N
Still image size (3:2 mode, 3456 x 2304)
N
Still image size (3:2 mode, 3648 x 2432)
N
Still image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672)
N
Still image size (7.2M, 3072 x 2304)
N
Still image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448)
N
Still image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592)
N
Still image size (VGA, 640 x 480)
Y
Still image size(16M, 4608 x 3456)
N
Still image size(18M, 4896 x 3672)
Y