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), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is much smaller (ultra compact (94×57×18 mm) vs compact (95×62×22 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a touch screen.

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 smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (ultra compact (94×57×18 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (february 2010 vs february 2011).

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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (94×57×18 mm) vs super compact (98×58×20 mm)), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.4 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 380 shots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
similar age
$225

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

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

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

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and DSC-TX5

  • Very small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Super compact (98×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-W670 and DSC-TX5

  • Very small: Super compact (98×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 148 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

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

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

  • Much 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
  • Significantly larger: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and DSC-TX5

  • Very small: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-T20 and DSC-TX5

  • Very small: Super compact (90×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W90 and DSC-TX5

  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$261

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

  • 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)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots slower: 3.4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-TX5

  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-TX5

  • None found

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 much 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 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), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 15 seconds).

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)

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

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DSC-TX5

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