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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

88

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Wide angle
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
Cheaper
$209.98 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $80 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
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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX2096x56x18 mm
              DSC-TX200V96x58x16 mm
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20921k dots
              DSC-TX200V1,229k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX200.7"
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20133 g
              DSC-TX200V129 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-TX204s
              DSC-TX200V2s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX204x
              DSC-TX200V5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX203.0"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TX20250 shots
              DSC-TX200V220 shots
              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 - $257

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $327 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $245 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $97

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller 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?