Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

galleries

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.

differences

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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$245.00 vs $390.39
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (around 40% less)
Weight
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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Very small Help
              TX1095x56x17 mm
              DSC-TX594x57x18 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              TX10133 g
              DSC-TX5148 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

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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

              $198 - $257

              Screen size Has a slightly 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

              $210

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $268

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              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

              $265

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $180

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $485

              Screen type Has an OLED 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 Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $185

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $186

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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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.