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

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

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.97 vs $229.00
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
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"
              Screen resolution 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
              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 Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $274

              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $260

              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-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $164

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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