Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the TX10 or DSC-TX5

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Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5.

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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Lowest price
Cheaper
$223.12 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $176 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 148 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5

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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              TX1096×56×18 mm
              DSC-TX594×57×18 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              TX10133 g
              DSC-TX5148 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $493

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $207

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              Showing 5 comments

              Nikky Sssk (3:19 AM, February 20, 2012)
              tx10 is only expensive than tx5
               
              Anastasia (9:43 PM, December 12, 2011)
              So still why is TX5 more expensive then TX10?
               
              Bryan (5:30 AM, April 24, 2011)
              I would prefer the TX10 over TX5, of course as the former is newer and better. The TX100 is nice but it's not ruggedized...
               
              sony tx10 vs tx5 (7:43 PM, April 21, 2011)
              Hey Aleks,

              The resolution is not as important as many people think (i.e. higher isn't always better) as good optics also matters. That said, the tx10 still takes better shots because it's using the new Exmor-R sensor versus conventional CMOS for the TX5. People should expect improved shots in low light environments.
               
              Aleks (8:25 AM, March 07, 2011)
              The sensor size of the TX-5 is 1/2,4 not 1/1,8, so not any difference at all compared to the TX-10. The TX-10 has 16,2 MP while TX-5 has "only" 10,2. That gives me some concerns of how the image quality is on the TX-10 compared to TX-5.