Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Great battery life
Battery life
450 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX200V's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
33.8x vs 5x
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More than 45.5x more zoom
Battery life
Much longer battery life
450 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX200V

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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
Size
Much smaller
96x58x16 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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11.1x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight
Much lighter
129 g vs 583 g
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4.5x lighter
Thickness
Much thinner
0.6" vs 3.7"
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5.8x thinner
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.97 vs $336.19
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The best price we've seen is $86 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-HX200V:921k dots
              DSC-TX200V:1,229k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $346 - $429

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $326

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $187

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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