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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 94x57x18 mm
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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              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

              $209

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $178

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              $899 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $129 - $169

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $375

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL7

              Olympus PEN E-PL7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              $699 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $377

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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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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              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.