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
 
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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 Slightly thinner 0.6" vs 0.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
        DSC-TX300V:96x58x16 mm
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        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"
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        DSC-TX20:4x
        DSC-TX300V:5x

        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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"
        Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
        10 fps
        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
        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 - $214

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $258 - $279

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $297 - $543

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $266 - $360

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Waterproof Is not waterproof
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Waterproof

        $165

        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $213

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $199

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller 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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