Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v vs Sony Cybershot TX10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX100v

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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% 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
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 147 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$239.99 vs $294.49
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, 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-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              TX1095x56x17 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              TX10921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              TX10133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $288

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $280

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $496

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger

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              Marychris9 (4:43 PM, February 03, 2012)
              no one is talking about the touch screen sensitivity or, lack thereof .  I hesitate to consider either of the 2 sonys due to the many complaints i've seen elsewhere regarding the multiple "touches" required to operate the functions- if they respond at all. 
               
              Goran (3:28 AM, January 26, 2012)
              which one is better in terms of video quality/sound & image quality in darker areas? i have watched alot of videos recorded by both camera's on YouTube and it seems to me that the TX10 producers better quality and sound in it's videos then the TX100v. i don't know much about cameras but comparing their stats it seems as though the TX100v should produce better video & images?
               
              Soosis (6:29 PM, July 21, 2011)
              in finally which  one take the better pictures??sony tx10 or tx100v?
               
              Soosis (9:12 PM, July 17, 2011)
              cast your vote .i want your opinion of comparison between  tx10 and nokia n8.
              which one take the better picti guess tx10 is better tx 100v because it has
              4 special features.for example waterproof . shockproof.dustproof and freezproof
               
              Soosis Kalbas (1:22 AM, July 13, 2011)
              i saw several sample images that taken with sony dsc tx 10 and tx 100v.
              i also saw the videos taken them . i think they are similar together and you
              can,t see quality differences between them. if somebody is not agree please announce to me.


               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:24 PM, July 12, 2011)
              Both are great cameras, both are drop proof so they should stand up to the odd fall. I would go with the TX10. 
               
              Soosis Kalbas (6:11 AM, July 12, 2011)
              plz help me and tell me about overall wich one is better.because i want to buy one of them but i  dont know ones could i select.my priority is the quality of the pictures and movis .Especially the photos quality is the first rating for me and the second important point is material strength .if suddenly my camera out of my hand i dont like that to be harmed.what is your opinion my freind?what do you recommend?which is better?tx10 or tx100v? make your choice
               
              Soosis Kalbas (5:57 AM, July 12, 2011)
              which one is better??
              and which one can take better images?
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:31 PM, April 25, 2011)
              Hi Samantha, you have a good point, a better sensor could make up for the lack of light you'd get with a narrower aperture, although technically with a narrower aperture you'd also get a larger depth of field (e.g. it would be harder to blur the background).

              What might be interesting if Snapsort combined the two (the sensor and aperture size) to come up with a rating on how light sensitive a camera could be.
               
              Bryan (9:28 AM, April 24, 2011)
              Yeah, I was thinking of the same thing. I've read a lot of reviews saying the low light performance exceeds expectations. You can check out my website to find sample shots
               
              Samantha (6:09 AM, April 21, 2011)
              In my opinion, the Very narrow widest aperture size is not really a "con" if it's got Exmor-r sensor in it. I mean, this sensor is significantly more light sensitive, right? So I guess you don't need a wide aperture to get more light. Am I correct?