New Sony Cyber-shot TX30 Waterproof Camera Unveiled

 Sony Cyber-shot TX30

The Sony Cyber-shot TX30 was recently announced alongside the new WX300 compact camera and the HX300 50x superzoom model. The TX30 is a rugged, waterproof (down to 33′) model that is built for outdoor use (it’s also shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof).

The TX30 features a 18.2MP CMOS sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens (26-130mm equivalent). It has a 3.3-inch OLED touch screen display and captures 1080/60i HD video. The TX30 also features a LED light surrounding the lens, which should be useful for 1cm close focus distance for macro work.

The Sony Cyber-shot TX30 retails for $350 and should be available later this month. Check availability at B&H Photo, Adorama and



  1. Tex says

    I do not understand why Sony continues to use this sliding front panel. Don’t the designers ever go to the beach? Does it prevent the sand getting between this panel and the body?