Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX100v's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 5x
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36x more zoom
Battery life
Much longer battery life
410 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX200V

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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
Size
Much smaller
96x58x16 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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11.1x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Weight
Much lighter
129 g vs 577 g
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4.5x lighter
Thickness
Much thinner
0.6" vs 3.7"
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5.8x thinner
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
26 mm vs 27 mm
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Almost the same
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$259.97 vs $604.49
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The best price we've seen is $345 cheaper (2.3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-HX100v:921k dots
              DSC-TX200V:1,229k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $876

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen

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