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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Lowest price Much cheaper $241.99 vs $625.77
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The best price we've seen is $384 cheaper (2.6x less)
Sensor size 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
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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Screen resolution Very 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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 - $298

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $289

              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

              $199

              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-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $494

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $250

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $498 - $698 body only

              $598 - $798 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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