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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
The Best of this Series..in many ways
By G man
After testing this model along with other in the TX Series, the Cybershot TX7 is my favorite. I like the size, sound quality, quick response (less shutter delay) and that it accepts regular SD Cards. I have the TX55 which is newer, smaller, latest firmware and features but lacks with its smaller size camera, screen and accepts only the micro SD card. The Cybershot TX7 has more pleasing images, sharpness, FAR better stereo sound with clear-crisp sound capture. I am totally impressed with the TX 7 from other models released and in my opinion, this is Sony's winner ! Granted, other models may have perfected the HDMI issue by having a direct connector from camera, may have improved some barrel images when shooting video, but the sound lacks seriously, shutter time lags, response time are very serious things to consider. So I return back to the TX 7 which is faster, better sound, clear, sharp images, takes a regular SD card and feels better in the hand. This is a great choice overall.
74 of 77 people found the following review helpful.
Best Compact Camera Made by Sony
Let me start this review with saying that I have owned quite a few digital cameras in the past. Sony (W50, W250), Canon (SD750, SD760IS) and Nikon (S5 or something) are amongst the brands I have tried. All of them were compact point-shoot cameras.
My ideal digital camera is one where the following conditions are met:
1. I don't have to think of the environment I am in (day or night)
2. It MUST be compact so I can carry it around easily, fit it in my pocket, etc.
3. It should just work without changing settings all the time.
This is exactly that!
-> Best low-light pictures (finally!!!)
-> Amazing Panaromic mode. It is sooo easy to use.
-> So many modes, but auto is the best mode.
-> Tap to focus certain areas of the screen! Very cool.
-> The most compact camera I have seen that has a solid build to it. Nothing cheap about it (including the price!)
-> Ability to zoom while recording HD movies! A huge plus.
-> 29 minutes of continuous video recording. (most cameras only allow 10)
-> The touch screen has an 'easy mode' (aka idiot mode), which hides away all the advanced features and makes it very easy to use
-> My SDHC card works (min 8gb recommended)
-> Made in Japan (no offense, but to me this says alot about the build quality)
-> Battery is not the best, but is not horrible either. Would recommend trying it out first. For most people, it should not be a problem, However, it is so tiny that you can easily carry a couple of them with you. Wait for the prices to come down on the battery and snag a couple of them.
-> The silver is actually dark silver. You could even say its dark grey. Looks much better in reality than in pictures. Having said that, I think the Red would be sexy as well!
Verdict: Definite Buy!
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Perfect for backpacking!
I love this camera. I bought my first TX-7 in May 2010. I dropped it in a parking lot and it got run over in fall 2012. I replaced it with exactly the same camera. I fell in a river with the replacement camera last month. Water got in the camera. It still works but the internal lens got muddy so it doesn't work well. I just bought exactly the same camera. Why? The pictures are beautiful. The image isn't quite as sharp as a Canon but the colors are amazing. This is my camera for the backcountry, especially for backpacking. It fits in my pocket easily. The lens is internal so I don't have to worry about sand. I can take the camera out of my pocket, open it, take a phenomenal photo, close the camera and put it back in my pocket - all with one hand. I looked at "rugged" cameras this time - but I found this one for $49.99 (including shipping) on eBay so I'm sticking with it. I backpack with groups a lot and we all post our photos and everyone always wants to know what kind of camera I have because my photos look like they came out of a magazine.