Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

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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
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $294.49 vs $625.77
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The best price we've seen is $331 cheaper (2.1x less)
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Size Slightly smaller 96x58x17 mm vs 98x60x18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX7

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v:1,229k dots
              DSC-TX7:921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
              DSC-TX7:98x60x18 mm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $340

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $178

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              3D Captures 3D images
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $223

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung TL34HD

              Samsung TL34HD

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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