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

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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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 size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
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
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 Much 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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Zoom Significantly more zoom 16x vs 4x
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16x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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 Very 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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $220 - $280

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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