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

94

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

73

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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

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
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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Thinner
0.6" vs 0.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$289.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 30% 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
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              DSC-TX53"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              DSC-TX50.7"
              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
              DSC-TX200V129 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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX200V5x
              DSC-TX54x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-TX200V$289.99
              DSC-TX5$399.00
              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

              $188 - $198

              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

              $179

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $300

              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

              $350 - $372

              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $170 - $347

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $131 - $160

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $279 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $320

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

              Compact

              $358

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Samsung WP10

              Samsung WP10

              Waterproof

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

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