Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Canon PowerShot D20

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

89

Canon PowerShot D20

68

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 (96×58×16 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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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differences

Advantages of the Canon D20

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
96×58×16 mm vs 112×71×28 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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
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 4 f-stops better
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.6" vs 1.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
129 g vs 228 g
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More than 40% lighter
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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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D201080p @ 24fps
              DSC-TX200V1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              D20f/3.9
              DSC-TX200Vf/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              D203"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              Thickness Thin Help
              D201.1"
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              Common Weaknesses
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              D2028 mm
              DSC-TX200V26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon AW130

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $249 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              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 built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              Size Significantly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Canon PowerShot D20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              discussion

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