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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

94

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

82

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

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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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
$209.98 vs $299.97
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The best price we've seen is $90 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

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
              DSC-TX200V:96x58x16 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20:921k dots
              DSC-TX200V:1,229k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX20:0.7"
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20:133 g
              DSC-TX200V:129 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX20:3.0"
              DSC-TX200V:3.3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TX20:250 shots
              DSC-TX200V:220 shots
              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-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $129 - $170

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              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 AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              appearance

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              discussion

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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?