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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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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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"
        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
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.7"
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $258 - $279

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Shutter lag Has slightly less 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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $298

        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-TX7

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Compact

        $626

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $214

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Waterproof Is waterproof
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

        Compact

        $377

        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Ultra compact

        $328 - $329

        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-TX100V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

        Waterproof

        $400

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

        Ultra compact

        $91

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Waterproof

        $209 - $294

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Samsung ST150F

        Samsung ST150F

        Ultra compact

        $82 - $99

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $380 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        appearance

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