Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3



Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Large screen
Screen size
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions


Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10.


Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30


$228 - $270

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen size Much larger screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20



Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130


$229 - $297

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4



Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Slightly smaller
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5



Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30


$100 - $124

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture


Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
Cybershot TX10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
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Showing 6 comments

Sjonni (8:28 PM, December 01, 2011)
Touch screen on a waterproof camera... no thanks. Really like the small size sony, but it's a total failure to have a touch screen on an outdoor camera, specially in cold temperatures and rain. The lumix is superior as an outdoors camera, more rugged and has buttons that always work.
Guest (8:41 AM, September 25, 2011)
Epic fail. The Sony is only good to 16 feet depth vs the 40 feet for the Panasonic. That is 24 big reasons not to buy the Sony. Case closed, this review didn't take into account the most important factor for underwater use. 
John (11:57 AM, June 16, 2011)
just bought the sony cam last night and it is shit! woke up today and took it out of the charger and the screen doesnt turn on. the touch still works cause i hear the bbeps but the screen is F#$ked. Junk! they probably wont even give me my money back at Sh!tty futurehop
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (6:15 PM, April 29, 2011)
Hey Mike. I am glad you found a camera you like, but I think you have fallen for the myth that more megapixels equals better image quality. In all honestly 2 MP might be enough for a lot of people, you will be able to print out 4 x 3 print and it will look good. Unless you are planning to print our a poster the size of a billboard you do not need these crazy high megapixel cameras.
Hope that helps and enjoy your new camera.
Mike (4:55 PM, April 29, 2011)
I bought both camera's to do a comparison. I love the form factor of the Sony, so I really tried to like it. The touch screen is actually very nice. The durability of the Panasonic is a huge plus if you are going to use it underwater. In my image quality showdown, I would have expected the 16.2 mp CMOS of the Sony to handily beat the 12.1mp of the Panasonic. WRONG!!! With both cameras at their highest resolution (best image quality), the Panasonic blew the Sony out of the water. The Sony was better in extreme darkness, but otherwise it was significantly poorer quality (sharpness, & overall image quality). The Panasonic was much better in still pictures and video's. It wasn't even close. I was shocked.... The Sony is going back, and I'm keeping the Panasonic...
Duncan (3:19 PM, March 25, 2011)
Sony... EPIC FAIL! The sony is a toughcam for girls who drink to much on their nights out... The Panasonic... Thats a camera that can go through hell and back and live to tell the story!