Updated (February 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 vs Sony Cybershot TX10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.95 vs $224.92
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Very small Help
              Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              133 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX204s
              TX102s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $466

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $279 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $169 - $229

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $185

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $349

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $227

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $105

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              discussion

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              Nico (8:44 PM, April 17, 2013)
              I own a tx10 and movie recording lag and "browser" lags and usability are tedious, hope tx 20 doesnt.
               
              me (4:52 PM, June 12, 2012)
              but tx10 owners have complained about movie recording lags and slow shooting speed. So for me, the TX20 is the winner