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Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5

Portability
88
Imaging
55
Features
78
Overall
64
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 front
Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
33
Overall
33

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Key Specs

Sony RX100 VII
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-200mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 302g - 102 x 58 x 43mm
  • Revealed July 2019
  • Old Model is Sony RX100 VI
Sony TX5
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 148g - 94 x 57 x 18mm
  • Launched February 2010
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Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Sony RX100 VII versus Sony TX5, one being a Large Sensor Compact and the other is a Ultracompact and both of them are built by Sony. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the RX100 VII (20MP) and TX5 (10MP) and the RX100 VII (1") and TX5 (1/2.4") posses different sensor size.

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The RX100 VII was revealed 9 years later than the TX5 and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Sony RX100 VII being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Sony TX5 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the RX100 VII scores vs the TX5 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony RX100 VII over the Sony TX5

 RX100 VII TX5 
LaunchedJuly 2019February 2010Fresher by 115 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Sony TX5 over the Sony RX100 VII

 TX5 RX100 VII 

Common features in the Sony RX100 VII and Sony TX5

 RX100 VII TX5 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Touch display Easily navigate

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Sony RX100 VII offers physical measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 43mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.7") along with a weight of 302 grams (0.67 lbs) while the Sony TX5 has dimensions of 94mm x 57mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the RX100 VII vs the TX5.

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the RX100 VII and TX5 is 88 and 96 respectively.

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 top view buttons comparison

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizing merely by going over technical specs. The visual here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the RX100 VII and TX5.

As you have seen, both of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The RX100 VII having a larger sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field easier and the Sony RX100 VII will offer greater detail because of its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos more aggressively. The newer RX100 VII provides a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 sensor size comparison

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony RX100 VII Portrait photography features
Sony TX5 Portrait photography features
67
has manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
no external flash support
26
manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony RX100 VII Street photography highlights
Sony TX5 Street photography highlights
85
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (1")
delivers RAW files
features touch focus
lighter than average in class (302 grams)
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
weather sealing
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
no RAW support
more heavy than average (148 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony RX100 VII
Sports photography with Sony TX5
71
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (20.0 frames/s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
provides tracking focus
supports phase detect autofocus
bad battery life (260 CIPA)
33
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony RX100 VII Travel photography factors
Sony TX5 Travel photography factors
77
lighter than average in class (302 grams)
supports bluetooth
features touch focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (24mm)
bad battery life (260 per charge)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
62
weather sealing
supports touch to focus
built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than average (148 grams)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony RX100 VII as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX5 as a Landscape photography camera
65
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
delivers RAW files
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
bad battery life (260 CIPA)
43
manual focus
decently wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
no RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony RX100 VII Vlogging advice
Sony TX5 Vlogging advice
81
quite wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with microphone support
lighter than average in class (302g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
30
decently wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone port
more heavy than average (148g)
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Sony RX100 VII vs Sony TX5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony RX100 VII and Sony TX5
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VIISony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
Type Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Revealed 2019-07-25 2010-02-18
Body design Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz X Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1/2.4"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.104 x 4.578mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 27.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5472 x 3648 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 125 125
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO 64 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-200mm (8.3x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.5-6.3
Macro focus range 8cm 1cm
Crop factor 2.7 5.9
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 921k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.59x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 2 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 20.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.90 m (at Auto ISO) 2.90 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 302g (0.67 lb) 148g (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 102 x 58 x 43mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.7") 94 x 57 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 63 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 418 not tested
Other
Battery life 260 images -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-BX1 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $1,298 $239