Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 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 96x58x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less 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

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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$294.49 vs $335.91
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
Weight
Slightly lighter
139 g vs 147 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              WX794x56x19 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              WX7921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-TX100v0.7"
              WX70.8"
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-TX100v$294.49
              WX7$335.91
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX100v4x
              WX75.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $288

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $240

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $295

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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