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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

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

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Lowest price Cheaper $202.49 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (around 30% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              133 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX20:4s
              TX10:2s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              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-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $165

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $318 - $329

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $250 - $310

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $225

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $249

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution 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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
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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