"Easy, small, touch, good pictures, bad manufacturing"1.5 starson by alexmkozlov
Pros: Pretty easy to use; Love the touch screen, esp. for picking out a target to focus on, quick viewing and easy zooming. I'ts really slim, fits in my shirt pocket. The video is great. LOVE THE PANORAMA -- VERY useful, i hated using Photoshop to stitch.
Cons: The construction. Bad warranty.
Summary: The panorama is a feature i used very often, and was better than my expectation. I use it for many shots just for widening field of view that otherwise I would need to switch lenses or walk very far from the scene for.Correction: I meant TX1 not TX3.
If I was going to get this again, I would save money and go for the TX3, not much of a difference. If you want 1080 videos then go for a digital camcorder. However the TX3 doesn't support SD/HC.
It has a 90-day manufacturer warranty. One of the buttons (one i didn't use) slipped into the camera a bit exposing the circuitry, i didn't mind it, but i was within the 90 day warranty so i had best buy ship them back, only to get a phone call back saying that It was very damaged (my problem description was modified, and they broke it on purpose) and fixing would cost me $284. They fixed what they did to it and sent it back without my permission. I argued a lot, ended up getting store credit after all that BS. I know that those employees (repair, Best Buy, etc..) are taught to manipulate, because maybe 1 in 50 is an idiot and goes for their scam. The camera didn't even last the 90 day warranty. I cannot recommend the Sony TX line of products for that reason, not to mention that the store discontinued it because too many people were having similar problems.
Updated on Nov 30, 2010
I also forgot to mention that you can't charge it while it's in the camera, and they way it's sold you can only view or transfer the pictures by taking out the SDHC card and plugging into another source. It comes with a docking bay for connecting to tv or usb, but that only works if you get a sony charging cable for $17 (luckily i had one from my DSC-P200, which i treated roughly for 6 years and never broke). Or get buy a cable instead of the docking station, and buy the charging cable too, which with the TX7 just gives you the required power so you can connect it to another device, not actually charge it in the dock.