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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
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
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
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 3.0"
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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 Thinner 0.6" vs 0.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $219.98 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $30 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 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              DSC-TX5:0.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX200V:5x
              DSC-TX5:4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX200V:129 g
              DSC-TX5:148 g
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $289

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $318 - $329

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $225

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $165

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $327

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $377

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $203 - $238

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              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

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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