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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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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
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 3.0"
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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 Thinner 0.6" vs 0.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
        DSC-TX20:921k dots
        DSC-TX300V:1,229k dots
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
        DSC-TX300V:96x58x16 mm
        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-TX300V:0.6"
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Weight Light weight Help
        DSC-TX20:133 g
        DSC-TX300V:129 g
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        DSC-TX20:4s
        DSC-TX300V:2s
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        DSC-TX20:4x
        DSC-TX300V:5x
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5

        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
        10 fps
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Waterproof

        $160 - $165

        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $309 - $327

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Waterproof Is not waterproof
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $335 - $379

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Ultra compact

        $318 - $329

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Waterproof Is not waterproof

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Waterproof

        $250 - $310

        True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $310 - $377

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Much larger

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