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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

64

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

61

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
220 ms shutter lag
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
 

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
Cheaper
$79.97 vs $273.89
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The best price we've seen is $194 cheaper (3.4x less)
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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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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
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX100v:147 g
              DSC-TX7:149 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
              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

              $198 - $212

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $199

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              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-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $200

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $400 - $478

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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