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

92

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

80

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

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
$199.95 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (more than 40% 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 size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
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 4 f-stops better
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
96×58×16 mm vs 96×56×18 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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX2096×56×18 mm
              DSC-TX200V96×58×16 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20921k dots
              DSC-TX200V1,229k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX203"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX200.7"
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX204x
              DSC-TX200V5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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

              $228

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

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              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

              $465

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              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 very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $1,100

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              appearance

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

              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?