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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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX20V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 320 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Longest exposure Significantly 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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Size Much smaller 96x58x16 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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2.6x smaller
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thinner 0.6" vs 1.4"
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2.2x thinner
Weight Much lighter 129 g vs 254 g
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Around 50% lighter
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price Cheaper $239.00 vs $364.99
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The best price we've seen is $126 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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-HX20V:921k dots
              DSC-TX200V:1,229k dots
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $548

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $328

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $1,027

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $148

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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