Sony Cybershot TX10

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

65

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

43

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
150 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
16x vs 4x
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16x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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Size
Much smaller
95x56x17 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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2.2x 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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Weight
Much lighter
133 g vs 245 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 1.3"
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Around 50% thinner
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
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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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $260

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              Cmurphyart (5:58 PM, December 08, 2011)
              Trying to decide which Sony to get. Like the idea of waterproof Sony tx10 for one destination once a year or every two years. On the other hand love the ide of the zoom offered by the Sony Hx9v.
              I hear that the waterproof TX10 doesnt always remain waterproof and that the touch screen doesnt respond very well to touch. I cant find a store who has it on a post to try. Any comments from someone who has tried it would be most welcomed:)