Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

86

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Weight
Light-weight
152 g

Items often bought with the DSC-TX30 or DSC-TF1

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TF1

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX30

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.3" vs 2.7"
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More than 20% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution 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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
96×59×15 mm vs 102×62×23 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.6" vs 0.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.6
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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
250 shots vs 240 shots
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
140 g vs 152 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TF1102×62×23 mm
              DSC-TX3096×59×15 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TF1152 g
              DSC-TX30140 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TF10.9"
              DSC-TX300.6"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TF12s
              DSC-TX304s
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              DSC-TF1f/3.6
              DSC-TX30f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TF14x
              DSC-TX305x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TF1240 shots
              DSC-TX30250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $163 - $199

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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