Updated (January 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V 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

58

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

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

Items often bought with the DSC-TX100v or DSC-TX7

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

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
Size
Slightly smaller
97×58×18 mm vs 98×60×18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
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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
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$239.95 vs $294.49
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX100v97×58×18 mm
              DSC-TX798×60×18 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              DSC-TX7921k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-TX100v1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX71080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              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

              $228 - $258

              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 Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $485

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $139

              3D Captures 3D images
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $221

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen size Has a much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen size Has a much smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $268

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              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

              $190

              Size Smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $207

              Size Slightly smaller
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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