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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x58x17 mm
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
260 ms shutter lag
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"

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
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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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"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-TX100v1,229k dots
              DSC-TX9921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              DSC-TX998x60x18 mm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              DSC-TX9149 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 - $257

              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
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $100

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $259

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $222

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $390

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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