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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

69

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
Size
Really small
Ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

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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
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
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
Slightly cheaper
$345.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $53 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
1.0 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX200V96×58×16 mm
              DSC-TX594×57×18 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              DSC-TX53"
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-TX200V$345.99
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              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

              $230

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              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 Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $224

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $293

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $490

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon AW130

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $249 - $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 Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $493

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $207

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger

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