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

62

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

59

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

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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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
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v97×58×18 mm
              DSC-TX798×60×18 mm
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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 - $250

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen size Has a much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $399

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              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-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $349

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $418 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $180

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger

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