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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
150 ms shutter lag
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$209.98 vs $245.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 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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recommendations

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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              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-TX20:4s
              TX10:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $241

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $80

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215 - $265

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              appearance

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              discussion

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              Cybershot TX10
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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