• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $234 Average Retail $350 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 6.0x zoom 26mm - 156mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $180 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony TX30 over Nikon S5200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • High-res screen
    1229k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S5200 over Sony TX30

  • Lens zoom ratio
    6.0x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Good image and video quality for a compact waterproof camera; Stylish, pocketable design; Improved ruggedness; Speedy performance including 10 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

  • Touchscreen unusable and unviewable while submerged; Slim, slick design makes it unwieldy to hold (and difficult to hang onto!) underwater; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Sony TX30
Sony WX80
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Manual focus
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon S5200
Sony WX80
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • High-res screen
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Sony TX30
Canon 130 IS
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon S5200
Canon 130 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • HDMI out

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Sony TX30
Panasonic TS25
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S5200
Panasonic TS25
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm JX680

Sony TX30
Fujifilm JX680
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $95
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S5200
Fujifilm JX680
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $95
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Sony TX30
Canon 140 IS
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $131
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S5200
Canon 140 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1080p
  • $131
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
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