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 resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

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
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
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $309.89 vs $339.99
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
              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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              DSC-TX5:0.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX200V:3.3"
              DSC-TX5:3.0"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              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

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $223

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $449

              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-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

              $289 - $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249 - $269

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $178

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $377

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

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