Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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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Screen size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 2.8"
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Around 30% 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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Slightly smaller 96x58x17 mm vs 94x56x19 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter 139 g vs 147 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $181.30 vs $241.99
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              WX7:921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
              WX7:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX100v:0.7"
              WX7:0.8"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX100v:4x
              WX7:5.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $343

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              HDR Has in-camera HDR

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              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-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $74

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $241

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $177

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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