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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 94x57x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony TX10

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Screen resolution Much 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
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
Weight Slightly lighter 133 g vs 148 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $278.95 vs $309.89
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              DSC-TX5:94x57x18 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              TX10:133 g
              DSC-TX5:148 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $267

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $220

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $150

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $349

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              appearance

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              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              discussion

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              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.