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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 94x57x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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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
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
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
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 2 f-stops better
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Slightly smaller 96x58x16 mm vs 94x57x18 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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5

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Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 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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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
              DSC-TX200V:96x58x16 mm
              DSC-TX5:94x57x18 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              DSC-TX5:0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX200V:129 g
              DSC-TX5:148 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX200V:5x
              DSC-TX5:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-TX200V:26 mm
              DSC-TX5:25 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              DSC-TX200V:1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX5:720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $199

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $220

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $218

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Ultra compact

              $473

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $188

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

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