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

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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 94x57x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$279.00 vs $390.39
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX200V96x58x16 mm
              DSC-TX594x57x18 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              DSC-TX50.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX200V129 g
              DSC-TX5148 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-TX200V$279.00
              DSC-TX5$390.39
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX200V5x
              DSC-TX54x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              DSC-TX53.0"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-TX200V220 shots
              DSC-TX5250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198

              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

              $210

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $354

              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-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $225

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $259

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $190

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $222

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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