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Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V

Portability
62
Imaging
53
Features
47
Overall
50
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
40
Overall
39

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Key Specs

Sony A350
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 674g - 131 x 99 x 75mm
  • Released June 2008
  • Replacement is Sony A380
Sony TX100V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 147g - 97 x 59 x 18mm
  • Revealed January 2011
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Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Overview

Following is a thorough analysis of the Sony A350 and Sony TX100V, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Ultracompact and both of them are built by Sony. The sensor resolution of the A350 (14MP) and the TX100V (16MP) is fairly well matched but the A350 (APS-C) and TX100V (1/2.3") come with totally different sensor sizes.

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The A350 was unveiled 3 years before the TX100V which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Sony A350 being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony TX100V being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving in to a thorough comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the A350 scores versus the TX100V in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony A350 over the Sony TX100V

 A350 TX100V 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Sony TX100V over the Sony A350

 TX100V A350 
RevealedJanuary 2011June 2008More modern by 31 months
Display dimension3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution1229k230kClearer display (+999k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony A350 and Sony TX100V

 A350 TX100V 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Sony A350 has got physical measurements of 131mm x 99mm x 75mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") and a weight of 674 grams (1.49 lbs) whilst the Sony TX100V has proportions of 97mm x 59mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the A350 and the TX100V.

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the A350 and TX100V is 62 and 95 respectively.

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V top view buttons comparison

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizes purely by reading through specs. The pic underneath should offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the A350 and TX100V.

All in all, the 2 cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The A350 having a larger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF simpler and the Sony TX100V will give you greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more aged A350 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V sensor size comparison

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony A350
Portrait photography with Sony TX100V
71
you can focus manually
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
30
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony A350 Street photography advice
Sony TX100V Street photography advice
66
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
more heavy than competitors in class (674g)
60
image stabilization (Optical)
features focus via touch
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
heavier than competitors in class (147g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A350 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX100V as a Sports photography camera
66
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (14MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
39
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony A350 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX100V as a Travel photography camera
51
good megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (674 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
65
features focus via touch
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (147g)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A350 Landscape photography factors
Sony TX100V Landscape photography factors
64
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
does not have Timelapse function
43
rather wide (25mm)
big screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A350
Vlogging with Sony TX100V
9
lack of video recording
32
rather wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic port
heavier than competitors in class (147g)
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Sony A350 vs Sony TX100V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A350 and Sony TX100V
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A350Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V
Type Entry-Level DSLR Ultracompact
Released 2008-06-06 2011-01-06
Body design Compact SLR Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3056 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type Sony/Minolta Alpha fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-4.6
Number of lenses 143 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - XtraFine OLED display with TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.49x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 2 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 674 gr (1.49 pounds) 147 gr (0.32 pounds)
Dimensions 131 x 99 x 75mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") 97 x 59 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 65 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 595 not tested
Other
Battery ID - NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, UDMA Mode 5, Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32 SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $600 $380