Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

91

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

66

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

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

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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
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
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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TF1:2s
              DSC-TX30:4s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-TF1:25 mm
              DSC-TX30:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              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 Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $402

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $238 - $309

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $159

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              appearance

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