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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Lowest price Much cheaper $241.99 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $358 cheaper (2.5x less)
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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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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 SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              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-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-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 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
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $297 - $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $379 - $389

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $219

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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