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

65

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

62

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
96x58x17 mm vs 98x60x18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.00 vs $294.49
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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"
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v:1,229k dots
              DSC-TX7:921k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              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
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $229

              3D Captures 3D images
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $310

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244 - $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              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

              $310

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $485

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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