As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is also often compared to ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the PowerShot S110) and Sony (such as the Cybershot TX10 and the Cybershot DSC-TX66)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX7 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), takes slightly lower resolution photos (8.1 MP vs 12 MP), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (january 2010 vs january 2011) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
2 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-TX7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and DSC-TX7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FP2 and DSC-TX7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
similar age
$159

Significant advantages of the A3100 IS (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the A3100 IS (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A3100 IS and DSC-TX7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
similar age
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and DSC-TX7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Very small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and DSC-TX7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX7 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (january 2010 vs february 2011) and is not waterproof.

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DSC-TX7

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX66 and DSC-TX7

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T700 and DSC-TX7

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX20 and DSC-TX7

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
similar age
$380

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX5 and DSC-TX7

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and DSC-TX7

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-TX7 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), has much less shutter lag (220 ms vs 264 ms) and is much smaller (super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8.1 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8.1 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-TX7)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (98×60×18 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and DSC-TX7

  • Have touch screens