• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD4500 IS advantages over Sony DSC-TX100V

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony DSC-TX100V advantages over Canon SD4500 IS

  • More dots on screen
    1230k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.6 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZR1

Canon SD4500 IS
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony DSC-TX100V
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony DSC-HX5V

Canon SD4500 IS
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in GPS
Sony DSC-TX100V
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony DSC-TX10

Canon SD4500 IS
Sony DSC-TX10
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Sony DSC-TX100V
Sony DSC-TX10
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Ricoh CX5

Canon SD4500 IS
Ricoh CX5
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Sony DSC-TX100V
Ricoh CX5
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony TX20

Canon SD4500 IS
Sony TX20
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
Sony DSC-TX100V
Sony TX20
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
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