Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×58×16 mm)
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V.

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
1.0 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
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX300V

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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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
96×58×16 mm vs 96×56×18 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-TX2096×56×18 mm
              DSC-TX300V96×58×16 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-TX300V1,229k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX203"
              DSC-TX300V3.3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX200.7"
              DSC-TX300V0.6"
              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-TX300V129 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-TX300V2s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX204x
              DSC-TX300V5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              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-TX300V220 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

              $188 - $198

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

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $170 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $279 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $300

              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

              $273

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $195

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $131 - $160

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              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-TX300V
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              discussion

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