Updated (February 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
133 g

Items often bought with the DSC-TX100v or DSC-TX20

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 147 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$229.95 vs $294.49
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX100v

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX2096×56×18 mm
              DSC-TX100v97×58×18 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20921k dots
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20133 g
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX204s
              DSC-TX100v2s
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $206

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $268

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $330 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              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
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $487

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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