Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

67

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

42

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)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.

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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
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)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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
96×58×16 mm vs 107×62×35 mm
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2.6x 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger 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
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
$349.00 vs $419.95
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              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-HX20V921k dots
              DSC-TX200V1,229k dots
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-HX20V3"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX20V$419.95
              DSC-TX200V$349.00
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $289 - $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $1,027

              Lowest price Much more expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $250

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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