• 1/2.4 inch 27.1mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-TX5 advantages over Canon 340 HS

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.62 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon 340 HS advantages over Sony DSC-TX5

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-T900

Sony DSC-TX5
Sony DSC-T900
  • $349
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon 340 HS
Sony DSC-T900
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-TX1

Sony DSC-TX5
Sony DSC-TX1
  • $349
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Wider angle lens
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 340 HS
Sony DSC-TX1
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $303
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-TX9

Sony DSC-TX5
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $349
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
Canon 340 HS
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Sony DSC-TX5
Fujifilm T550
  • $349
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 340 HS
Fujifilm T550
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Sony DSC-TX5
Canon 350 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon 340 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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