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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 98x60x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
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 Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $384.11 vs $625.77
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The best price we've seen is $242 cheaper (around 40% less)
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
Screen size Significantly 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 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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX9v:$384.11
              DSC-TX7:$625.77
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              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 Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368 - $450

              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

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $324

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $178

              3D Takes 3D photos
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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