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
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
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 Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $198.98 vs $241.99
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The best price we've seen is $43 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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v:1,229k dots
              DSC-TX9:921k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              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"
              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
              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
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller 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-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
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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
              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-TX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $250

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              appearance

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