LCD and Viewfinder
Sony TF1 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 460kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
TF1 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-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony TF1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately TF1 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony TF1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony TF1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony TF1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
TF1 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony TF1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony TF1 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Sony TF1 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 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.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Sony TF1 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony TF1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony TF1 is $199.99