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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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
Size Much smaller 96x58x17 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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2.1x smaller
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $269.99 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (2.2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom 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
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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              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

              $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $315

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $319 with 20-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $199

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              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

              $328

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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