• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony TX200V advantages over Sony TX20

  • More telephoto lens reach
    130 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony TX20 advantages over Sony TX200V

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $500 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact and very attractive; water, dust, and freeze-proofed design; useful zoom range from a healthy wide angle to a moderate telephoto; good performance for its form-factor.

  • Poor ergonomics and clumsy user interface; noise present even at base ISO, becomes obtrusive by ISO 3,200; lens is soft in the corners and rather dim.

  • Sleek, stylish, slender design; Easy to handle and fast to shoot; Good print quality at up to 13 x 19 inches; Low shutter lag; 10fps burst mode.

  • Touchscreen display is hard to see and use in bright light; Inconsistent image exposure; Mild distortion problems; no GPS.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-TX100V

Sony TX200V
Sony DSC-TX100V
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony TX20
Sony DSC-TX100V
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Sony DSC-T110

Sony TX200V
Sony DSC-T110
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony TX20
Sony DSC-T110
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung MV800

Sony TX200V
Samsung MV800
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
Sony TX20
Samsung MV800
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony TX66

Sony TX200V
Sony TX66
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $372
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Sony TX20
Sony TX66
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • $372
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony TX30

Sony TX200V
Sony TX30
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony TX20
Sony TX30
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
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