• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $232 Average Retail $350 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 8.0x zoom 25mm - 200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $142 Average Retail $199 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony TX30 over Sony WX80

  • 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 230k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer

Sony WX80 over Sony TX30

  • Lens zoom ratio
    8.0x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

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 Canon 130 IS

Sony TX30
Canon 130 IS
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony WX80
Canon 130 IS
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Sony TX30
Panasonic TS25
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $158
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
Sony WX80
Panasonic TS25
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $158
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon 115 IS

Sony TX30
Canon 115 IS
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony WX80
Canon 115 IS
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • HDMI out
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Nikon S5200

Sony TX30
Nikon S5200
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony WX80
Nikon S5200
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • High-res screen

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Sony TX30
Canon 140 IS
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
Sony WX80
Canon 140 IS
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer shutter
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