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

71

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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
$239.99 vs $349.95
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (more than 30% 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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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 - $229

              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-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
              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

              $280

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $185

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              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
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

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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.