Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Canon PowerShot D20

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

88

Canon PowerShot D20

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

differences

Advantages of the Canon D20

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life
Longer battery life
280 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX200V

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Size
Much smaller
96x58x16 mm vs 112x71x28 mm
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2.5x smaller
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-TX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight
Significantly lighter
129 g vs 228 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.6" vs 1.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$259.99 vs $289.95
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              D20:f/3.9
              DSC-TX200V:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              D20:3.0"
              DSC-TX200V:3.3"
              Thickness Thin Help
              D20:1.1"
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              Common Weaknesses
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              D20:28 mm
              DSC-TX200V:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $290

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot D20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
              Canon PowerShot D20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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