Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

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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
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x58x17 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 98x60x18 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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
Size Slightly smaller 96x58x17 mm vs 98x60x18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX9

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 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"
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        DSC-TX100v:1,229k dots
        DSC-TX9:921k dots
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-TX100v:96x58x17 mm
        DSC-TX9:98x60x18 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        DSC-TX100v:147 g
        DSC-TX9:149 g
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        4x
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        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
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
        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-TX55

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Ultra compact

        Size Is slightly smaller
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        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-TX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

        Ultra compact

        $180

        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Compact

        $626

        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $246 - $255

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

        $338

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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