Summary Sony DSC-TX20

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Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 10
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Help 4x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.5
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20


Sony has replaced the Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 with the DSC-TX30.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 announced February 2013
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen

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Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20.


Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX20 Review
  • Weather sealed
  • Review
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX20 underwater
  • Underwater
  • Sample video


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The Sony DSC-TX20 vs other recent compacts

Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
10 fps
Thickness Thin Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
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The Sony DSC-TX20 vs other recent waterproof cameras

Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Weight Light Help
133 g


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The Sony DSC-TX20 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Announced Old Help
February 2012
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Sony DSC-TX20 vs other recent waterproof cameras

Battery life Shorter battery life Help
250 shots
Missing geo-tagging
Screen type Screen type Help


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

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conrad (0:07 AM, August 12, 2015)
second this! The same thing happened with my camera when I took it into the pool.
RH (7:03 PM, August 06, 2015)
How do you record in 60 fps? lol
Tom (5:02 PM, July 10, 2013)
Bought TX20, after TX10. After some water activities, the camera is resetting to the factory default. I needed to reset time, date... again and again. Water got into the camera and short some circuit but all working fine after the reset. Sony service denied the warranty service because they see the camera is sealed from water. Treat me as a liar. Don't buy the camera, or other Sony Waterproof camera. I bought Nikon AW110 and happy with it.
Disappointed (0:17 AM, August 13, 2012)
Great underwater photos, but on its fourth trip into crystal clear ocean water one of the camera doors leaked and the camera died.  Despite following the instructions exceptionally carefully before and after using it underwater Sony claimed I must have dropped some liquid into or damaged the camera and refused to acknowledge the warranty!  Don't buy this camera if you want reliability.
Dimitar (3:13 PM, May 24, 2012)
TX 20 is almost the same as TX 10 which I had before, the main difference is that TX20 is faster than TX10, especially video recording start - big improvement. TX 20 has active stabilization for video recording includes optical and digital stabilization. The IQ is still not good at 16 mp but is acceptable as 5 mp. The weak point on both cameras is the plastic frame around the display, which  got broken on my TX10 just by puling the hand strap a little bit harder, I have seen other cameras with cracked frames as well. The biggest disappointment for me is that TX20 is made in China not in Japan as TX10 and the battery door is plastic and it bends when is locked, I hope it wont leak when is submerged in water. 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:28 PM, May 22, 2012)
Good eyes, we will fix that up soon. Thanks for letting us know, and we are glad you like our site.
Gungason (8:51 PM, May 18, 2012)
Great site.  Your reviews really helped me make my decision on a waterproof camera.  Although we have an Alaska trip planned with hiking, rain, kayaking, rain, mosquitos and rain (why, yes, I am looking forward to it) I purchased a TX-20 rather than the AW100 because 99% of my pictures are not taken under those conditions.  Pool and beach shots will be few and far between and I wanted something that was light and small.  By the way, although not important to me the macro on the TX-20 is closer to 1cm, not 10cm (it probably is the same as the TX-10).  I took a picture of a portion of a letter on my desk with the camera just far enough off the paper to allow the ambient light in.  The text came out very clearly.