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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $204.99 vs $239.00
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The best price we've seen is $34 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 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 size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution 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 Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              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
              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
              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
              DSC-TX20:0.7"
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20:133 g
              DSC-TX200V:129 g
              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
              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

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $225 - $380

              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

              $160 - $168

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $289

              Lowest price More expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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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?