"Impressed about how to get in all of these good "things" in the TX1 housing"4.5 starson by ECSGJOH
Pros: The SIZE, i.e. the combination of having a good digital camera with the ability to use it as a HD camcorder as well!
Cons: The ergonomic is not the best, but this is a tradoff you have to live with when you prioritizes the small size.
Summary: I am after 2 days with the camera in my possess, still very impressed of the capability for this small camera. I am very pleased of what this small camera can produce, both regarding to still images and video recordings. The optical stabilizer works fine and compensates for a lot of the shakings due to the small size of the camera. The possibility to have an 10x optical zoom is perfect in many occations, compared to the limit of the 3x zoom that you almost are limited to in other cameras of this size. The automatic face detection is also a nice feature to have that seems to work well in most occations. There are still a lot of other features that I not yet have been able to test yet. But as I said before I am impressed of the quality of the outcome for the basic features: Still images and the movie clips both in HD and SD format.
To be able to make longer movie clips in HD format, without filling up the internal memory buffer, it is recommended to use SDHC cards with at least class 6, 20MB/s. I started with a 4 GB Panasonic class 6, and intends to upgrade to an 8 or 16 GB SDHC as soon as the prices comes down to resonable levels. I would also recommend you to buy an extra battery if you are going to use the camera as a camcorder.