Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x58x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX100v

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Size Much smaller 96x58x17 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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2.1x smaller
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thinner 0.7" vs 1.3"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 147 g vs 245 g
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40% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 4x
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16x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        DSC-TX100v:1,229k dots
        DSC-HX9v:921k dots
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $800

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

        Sony Cybershot WX10

        Compact

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Thickness Is thicker
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $250

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $287

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $396

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        $353

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $259

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $298 - $736

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $330

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $528

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom

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