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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX30

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.3" vs 2.5"
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More than 30% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
26 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 10.5x higher resolution screen
Size
Much smaller
96×59×15 mm vs 91×58×23 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.6" vs 0.9"
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More than 30% thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 175 g
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20% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W80

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W80's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Battery life
Much longer battery life
340 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX3096×59×15 mm
              DSC-W8091×58×23 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX300.6"
              DSC-W800.9"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Very light Help
              DSC-TX30140 g
              DSC-W80175 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX304s
              DSC-W801s
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX305x
              DSC-W803x

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