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Sony TX20 vs Sony W810

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
26
Overall
37

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Key Specs

Sony TX20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Released February 2012
Sony W810
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-162mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 111g - 97 x 56 x 21mm
  • Introduced January 2014
Photography Glossary

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Sony TX20 and Sony W810, both Ultracompact digital cameras and they are both created by Sony. The sensor resolution of the TX20 (16MP) and the W810 (20MP) is very well matched and they enjoy the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TX20 was unveiled 22 months before the W810 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting through a in-depth comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the TX20 scores versus the W810 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the Sony W810

 TX20 W810 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W810 over the Sony TX20

 W810 TX20 
IntroducedJanuary 2014February 2012More modern by 22 months

Common features in the Sony TX20 and Sony W810

 TX20 W810 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry around your camera often, you'll need to factor its weight and volume. The Sony TX20 features external measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) while the Sony W810 has sizing of 97mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the TX20 versus the W810.

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the TX20 and W810 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 top view buttons comparison

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to picture the difference between sensor sizes purely by looking at technical specs. The pic here will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the TX20 and W810.

As you have seen, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can expect to see the Sony W810 to resolve greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos much more aggressively. The more aged TX20 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 sensor size comparison

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony TX20 Portrait photography factors
Sony W810 Portrait photography factors
40
manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
features face detect focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
38
good resolution (20MP)
provides face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony TX20 Street photography info
Sony W810 Street photography info
67
image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch to focus
environment proofing
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony TX20
Sports photography with Sony W810
50
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
better than average battery pack (250 per charge)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony TX20 as a Travel photography camera
Sony W810 as a Travel photography camera
72
better than average battery pack (250 CIPA)
environment proofing
boasts touch to focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
missing Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
67
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (27mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony TX20
Landscape photography with Sony W810
52
manual focus
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
environment proofing
better than average battery pack (250 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Timelapse function
41
decently wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony TX20
Vlogging with Sony W810
35
fairly wide (25mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone jack
32
decently wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone support
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Sony TX20 vs Sony W810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony TX20 and Sony W810
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2012-02-28 2014-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor BIONZ -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 27-162mm (6.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-4.6 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 2 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.70 m 3.20 m (with ISO auto)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 133g (0.29 lbs) 111g (0.24 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") 97 x 56 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 pictures 200 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BN NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots One One
Retail price $330 $100