Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

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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
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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 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
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.97 vs $187.09
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20:921k dots
              DSC-TX100v:1,229k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
              DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20:133 g
              DSC-TX100v:147 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX20:4s
              DSC-TX100v:2s
              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

              $198 - $226

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $312

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $345

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $96

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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