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

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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 $269.99 vs $625.77
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The best price we've seen is $356 cheaper (2.3x 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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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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 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $199

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $188

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $220

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              3D Captures 3D images
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $315

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $382 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $319 with 20-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $328

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch 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
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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