The nice thing about a camera that you can lose in most women’s purses is that you can carry it everywhere! Not only did I go snorkelling with it, I just went photo happy.
The zoom is really quite serviceable for a pocket camera. 5x zoom gets you just that bit closer.
However, I don’t JUST take photos of animals. Tried some photography in more of a dusk setting:
And then went really macro, but this colour was so technicolour that I’m not sure if the camera could handle it:
And also tried it out on landscapes. Colour rendering is good here in mixed light and the bright sunshine of the beach without being contrasty. (Does it sound like I know what I’m doing when I use words like “contrasty”?)
Lastly, one of the only “action” shots I took in Hawaii and it held up pretty decently:
So, in conclusion, the Sony DSC-TX30 is a very versatile camera for a wide range of shots. A lot of what I took is certainly suitable to frame and put on your wall, to gain some “oohs” and “aahs” as a computer wallpaper and to vividly bring your vacation back to life!