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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
220 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$189.99 vs $222.00
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX7

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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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              DSC-TX7921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              DSC-TX798x60x18 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-TX100v1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX71080p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              DSC-TX7149 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              3D Captures 3D images
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $100

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              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-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $279

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $133

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $390

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $301

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $185

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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