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Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V

Portability
63
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
81
Sony Alpha A7 III front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
42
Features
48
Overall
44

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Key Specs

Sony A7 III
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 650g - 127 x 96 x 74mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Older Model is Sony A7 II
  • Renewed by Sony A7 IV
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Overview

Below is a comprehensive comparison of the Sony A7 III and Sony TX200V, one being a Pro Mirrorless and the latter is a Ultracompact and both are created by Sony. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the A7 III (24MP) and TX200V (18MP) and the A7 III (Full frame) and TX200V (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

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The A7 III was introduced 6 years later than the TX200V and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Sony A7 III being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony TX200V being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go through a full comparison, below is a quick summary of how the A7 III scores against the TX200V with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A7 III over the Sony TX200V

 A7 III TX200V 
LaunchedFebruary 2018January 2012More recent by 74 months
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Sony A7 III

 TX200V A7 III 
Screen dimension3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k922kSharper screen (+308k dot)

Common features in the Sony A7 III and Sony TX200V

 A7 III TX200V 
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera often, you will want to consider its weight and size. The Sony A7 III offers exterior dimensions of 127mm x 96mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.9") accompanied by a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs) and the Sony TX200V has specifications of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") along with a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

Analyze the Sony A7 III and Sony TX200V in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the A7 III and the TX200V.

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A7 III and TX200V is 63 and 96 respectively.

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to imagine the difference in sensor measurements only by going through specs. The photograph underneath should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the A7 III and TX200V.

All in all, both of those cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The A7 III using its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field simpler and the Sony A7 III will produce greater detail using its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots much more aggressively. The more recent A7 III provides an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A7 III as a Portrait photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Portrait photography camera
84
manual focus
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
36
good MP (18 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A7 III Street photography info
Sony TX200V Street photography info
78
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
has touch focus
environment proofing
very good high ISO (51,200)
68
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch focus
weather proofing
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony A7 III Sports photography info
Sony TX200V Sports photography info
87
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment proofing
great battery life (610 per charge)
has phase detect autofocus
49
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (18 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
weather proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony A7 III Travel photography details
Sony TX200V Travel photography details
73
great battery life (610 CIPA)
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
has touch focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
weather proofing
boasts touch focus
good MP (18MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A7 III Landscape photography factors
Sony TX200V Landscape photography factors
85
manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
very good high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
great battery life (610 shots)
has double storage slots
47
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3.3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (18 megapixels)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A7 III as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX200V as a Vlogging camera
36
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has microphone port
screen isn't selfie friendly
35
decently wide (28mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic socket
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Sony A7 III vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A7 III and Sony TX200V
 Sony Alpha A7 IIISony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha A7 III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Class Pro Mirrorless Ultracompact
Introduced 2018-02-27 2012-01-30
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz X BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.8 x 23.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 852.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 51200 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 204800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 693 9
Lens
Lens support Sony E fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Available lenses 121 -
Crop factor 1 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3.3 inch
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,359 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.78x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 3.10 m
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 650g (1.43 lb) 129g (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.9") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 96 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 25.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 3730 not tested
Other
Battery life 610 pictures 220 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FZ100 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures)) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Dual Single
Price at release $1,998 $500