As well as being compared against other waterproofs and ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is also often compared to compacts, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 and the Cybershot T110) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 and the PowerShot SX230 HS)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (94×57×18 mm) vs compact (95×62×22 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.4 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), is older (february 2010 vs february 2011) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Olympus TG310

Olympus TG-310
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the TG310 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG310 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG310 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
similar age
$600

Significant advantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 8010 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX20 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS1 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610
1 year newer
$444

Significant advantages of the TG-610 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-610 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-610 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.8 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (february 2010 vs february 2011), is thicker (0.7" vs 0.6") and is slightly more expensive ($379.52 vs $225.39).

Sony Cybershot T110

Sony Cybershot DSC-T110
1 year newer
$225

Significant advantages of the T110 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T110 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the T110 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T90 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T90 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T90 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.4 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (february 2010 vs january 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 380 shots) and is slightly more expensive ($379.52 vs $225.39).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
similar age
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and DSC-TX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670
1 year newer
$141

Significant advantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the DSC-W670 and DSC-TX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
2 years older
$337

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and DSC-TX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T20 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T20 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-T20 and DSC-TX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W90 and DSC-TX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • No touch screen
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-TX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), is much smaller (ultra compact (94×57×18 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)) and is thinner (0.7" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.9 MP vs 18 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-TX5

  • Inexpensive: $337.37 vs $379.52

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (94×57×18 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.2 fps) and has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), is older (february 2010 vs february 2011) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DSC-TX5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DSC-TX5

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 148 g