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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 98x60x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 16x vs 4x
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16x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX7

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Size Much smaller 98x60x18 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Thickness Much thinner 0.7" vs 1.3"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Much lighter 149 g vs 245 g
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Around 40% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $490 body only

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Waterproof

        $250

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

        Compact

        $199

        3D Takes 3D photos
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        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
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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