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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

88

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

63

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 96x59x15 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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 resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution 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 size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 2.7"
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More than 20% 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
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
96x59x15 mm vs 102x62x23 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$198.00 vs $224.75
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TF1102x62x23 mm
              DSC-TX3096x59x15 mm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TF10.9"
              DSC-TX300.6"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TF1152 g
              DSC-TX30140 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TF12s
              DSC-TX304s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TF14x
              DSC-TX305x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              DSC-TF1f/3.6
              DSC-TX30f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TF1240 shots
              DSC-TX30250 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $279

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $258 - $330

              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $237 - $309

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $105 - $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $384

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $354

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $172 - $249

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger

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