Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

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.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$228 - $259

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

Waterproof

$220

Lowest price Cheaper
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Waterproof

$229

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen No touch screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$139 - $168

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$190

Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$114 - $147

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion

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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!