LCD and Viewfinder
Sony TX55 has a Fixed Type 3.3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230k dots. The Sony TX55's 3.3″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
TX55 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Canon PowerShot G16 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Sony TX55 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec . Unfortunately TX55 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony TX55 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony TX55, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony TX55 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.TX55 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Sony TX55 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony TX55 is powered by NP-BN battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Sony TX55 is $349.99