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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

94

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

72

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$259.97 vs $309.89
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX200V:96x58x16 mm
              DSC-TX5:94x57x18 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX200V:3.3"
              DSC-TX5:3.0"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TX200V:220 shots
              DSC-TX5:250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-TX200V:26 mm
              DSC-TX5:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              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 Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $274

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $229

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $326

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $129

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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