• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.4 inch 27.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD1200 IS advantages over Sony DSC-TX1

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $380 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony DSC-TX1 advantages over Canon SD1200 IS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    16 mm vs 21 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung L210

Canon SD1200 IS
Samsung L210
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
Sony DSC-TX1
Samsung L210
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung NV40

Canon SD1200 IS
Samsung NV40
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
Sony DSC-TX1
Samsung NV40
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony DSC-T77

Canon SD1200 IS
Sony DSC-T77
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $287
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Sony DSC-TX1
Sony DSC-T77
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $287
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon S610

Canon SD1200 IS
Nikon S610
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
Sony DSC-TX1
Nikon S610
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony DSC-TX7

Canon SD1200 IS
Sony DSC-TX7
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
Sony DSC-TX1
Sony DSC-TX7
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
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