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

84

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

76

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 96x58x16 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.6"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x56x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
              DSC-TX300V:96x58x16 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX20:921k dots
              DSC-TX300V:1,229k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX20:0.7"
              DSC-TX300V:0.6"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX20:133 g
              DSC-TX300V:129 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-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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX20:3.0"
              DSC-TX300V:3.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TX20:250 shots
              DSC-TX300V:220 shots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-TX20:25 mm
              DSC-TX300V:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              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
              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 a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $290

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $244

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169

              Battery life Much 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

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