Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
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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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $209.00 vs $286.94
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The best price we've seen is $78 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 DSC-TX200V

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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Slightly smaller 96x58x16 mm vs 96x56x18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.6" vs 0.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              DSC-TX200V:96x58x16 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20:921k dots
              DSC-TX200V:1,229k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX20:0.7"
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20:133 g
              DSC-TX200V:129 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX20:4s
              DSC-TX200V:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX20:4x
              DSC-TX200V:5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX20:3.0"
              DSC-TX200V:3.3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              DSC-TX20:25 mm
              DSC-TX200V:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $300 - $360

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $340

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $540

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $199

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $135 - $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $269

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              appearance

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              discussion

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
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              you (5:58 PM, June 22, 2012)
              no, it is capacitive
               
              me (3:01 PM, June 12, 2012)
              Hi, do you think the touchscreen on the TX20 would still respond when wet?