Sony Cybershot TX10

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

72

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

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
$245.00 vs $309.89
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $249

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $219

              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $329

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              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-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $310

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $274

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149 - $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
              Cybershot TX10
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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.