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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x59x15 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Weight
Light-weight
152 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TF1

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Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX30

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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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.3" vs 2.7"
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More than 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Size Smaller 96x59x15 mm vs 102x62x23 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.6
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-TX30's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness Thinner 0.6" vs 0.9"
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More than 30% thinner
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TF1:0.9"
              DSC-TX30:0.6"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TF1:2s
              DSC-TX30:4s
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              DSC-TF1:f/3.6
              DSC-TX30:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TF1:4x
              DSC-TX30:5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TF1:102x62x23 mm
              DSC-TX30:96x59x15 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TF1:152 g
              DSC-TX30:140 g
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-TF1:25 mm
              DSC-TX30:26 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              DSC-TF1:720p @ 30fps
              DSC-TX30:1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $220

              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $315

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $299 - $348

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $218

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $158 - $258

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $150 - $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $150

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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