Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

59

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

42

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 4x
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16x more zoom
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
Sensor size
Slightly 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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
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
Significantly lighter
149 g vs 245 g
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Around 40% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-HX9v1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX71080p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $163

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              3D Takes 3D photos
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 body only

              $395 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $160

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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