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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
150 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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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
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.99 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              DSC-TX5:94x57x18 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Weight Light weight Help
              TX10:133 g
              DSC-TX5:148 g
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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 - $298

              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

              $202

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $318 - $329

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $165

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              True resolution Lower true resolution

              appearance

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

              discussion

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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.