Updated (January 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

92

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×58×16 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX200V

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Slightly smaller
96×58×16 mm vs 94×57×18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
129 g vs 148 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.6" vs 0.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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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
              DSC-TX200V96×58×16 mm
              DSC-TX594×57×18 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              DSC-TX53"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              DSC-TX50.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX200V129 g
              DSC-TX5148 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-TX200V$349.00
              DSC-TX5$399.00
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX200V5x
              DSC-TX54x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TX200V220 shots
              DSC-TX5250 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

              $228

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $230

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $370

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $296 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $146 - $229

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

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