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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

41

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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
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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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
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much 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
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
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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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
Slightly cheaper
$345.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              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

              $314

              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-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $948

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $349

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $338 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $163 - $199

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon AW130

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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