Updated (February 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v vs Sony Cybershot WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact (97×58×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
139 g

Items often bought with the DSC-TX100v or WX7

galleries

Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

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
97×58×18 mm vs 95×56×20 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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$175.51 vs $294.49
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
139 g vs 147 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX100v97×58×18 mm
              WX795×56×20 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              WX7921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX100v0.7"
              WX70.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              WX7139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $194

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $493

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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