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Sony DSCTX7L

£199.99
Sony DSC-TX7
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A bargain price and multi award winning compact digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 10.2MP 4x No Aug 2010
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Sony DSC-TX7 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony DSC-TX7 number 211 in best selling cameras and number 354 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
95 Reviews + 5 Awards
85
Value for Money
Very Good
59
Features
Average Features
60
Age
7 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 95 reviews. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, superior product quality and that it is robust. However they also report that it is expensive.
The DSC-TX7 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Very light
TX7 digital compact camera<br>super-slim and stylish, with intelligent sweep panorama and other advanced features
R R CMOS, 4x optical zoom/25mm wide angle, 1080i HD movie, 8.8cm touchscreen lcd<br>- slim, colourful and beautifully styled<br>- super-size touchscreen<br>- high quality still images and 1080i HD vi
Incredible image quality and chic, super-slim looks
Magical movies
A wider view of the world
Better looking pictures made easy
Sensational images, even in low light
Pack more into every scene
Mor R CMOS sensor - highly efficient sensor design boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for superb low-light pictures<br>- 4x optical zoom/25mm wide angle - vario-tessar lens with 4x zoom range and 25mm wide angle to cover wide range of shooting situations<br>- intelligent sweep panorama - automatically combines a burst of images to create extra-wide pictures. enhanced processing for smooth panoramas even with moving subjects<br>- 1080i full HD movie - simple one-touch recording of high quality full HD video clips using AVCHD format (1920x1080i): wide choice of HD playback options<br>- 10.2 megapixels - captures very high quality images, allowing detail-packed enlargements<br>- BIONZ processor - powerful image processing ensures clear, detailed, low-noise images and quick, responsive shooting<br>- 8.8cm/3.5" touchscreen LCD - large, widescreen xtra fine LCD with trublack techology for high brightness and contrast: enhanced touchscreen for intuitive operation<br>- handheld twilight mode - produces crisp, optimised low-light images by combining six successive frames into a single image with less noise<br>- anti motion blur mode - produces crisp low-light images with reduced subject blur by combining six successive frames into a single image with less noise<br>- high-speed continuous shooting - press the shutter button and freeze the action with a high-speed burst of images at up to 10 frames per second<br>- double anti-blur - optical steadyshot and high sensitivity ISO 3200, with clear RAW noise reduction for high quality handheld images with less blur, even in low light<br>- intelligent auto - automatically adjusts exposure and other settings for optimum results in a wide range of shooting situations<br>- HDR backlight correction - produces natural, balanced results with high contrast and strongly backlit scenes<br>- face detection - automatically adjusts focus, exposure and white balance for clearer portraits: priority selectable between children and adults<br>- smile shutter - automatically fires shutter when subject smiles: with adjustable smile threshold and priority selectable for children/adults<br>- d-range optimizer - adjusts exposure and contrast for natural results in high-contrast scenes and backlit portraits<br>- HD output - view video and still images on HD TV (requires optional cable). enhances viewing on compatible BRAVIA <br>- HD slideshow with music - fun image display with effects and music on LCD or connected HD tv<br>- easy shooting mode - fuss-free operation for beginners with simplified controls and easy-to-read on-screen instructions<br>- PMB portable - built-in transfer software allows quick, easy uploads to image sharing sites when camera is connected to any web-enabled pc<br>- in-camera retouching - fun in-camera image retouching functions including trim, red-eye correction and unsharp m
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 153 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 155 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 152 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Sony DSC-TX7 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony DSC-TX7?

The Sony DSC-TX7 is 97.8mm wide and 59.5mm tall. It is 17.5mm deep and weighs 133g.

Sony DSC-TX7 front dimensions
Sony DSC-TX7 size in context

Sony DSC-TX7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The editors of review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Pcauthority.com.au and Camera Labs all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both decided that this camera was sensationally good and gave it their highest award. This was from Digitaltrends.com and Gcn.com who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 28 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Expert Reviews and Digicam Buyer.co.uk the average expert rating of this camera is 77%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this camera as terrific on average. Over 91% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Two people who purchased the product considered that it was not good value for money.

  • Its price doesn't guarantee perfection…
    Cnet.com June 2010
  • We're not sure it's the best option in its price range…
    CNET.co.uk September 2010
  • 22,900, which is quite expensive.
    Techtree.com March 2010
  • The quality for this price range is great…
    Annie (Amazon) - August 2010

Users Report Good Picture Quality

21 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Eight customers reckoned that the Sony DSC-TX7 was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX7 considered that it was well made.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 22,092 owner and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four owners said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three people agreed that this digital camera had a good flash.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom.

  • A responsive interface and a decent general purpose zoom, even if it is a little short…
  • It's also very portable and looks fantastic! Sure, if you want a super zoom in a compact camera, then get something else.
    IRS (Amazon) - June 2010

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers concluded that the Sony DSC-TX7 had a good screen.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use.

  • The default setting has the menu button on the top left…
  • A responsive interface and a decent general purpose zoom, even if it is a little short…
  • And has a lot of gadgets with are very nice to use…
  • Very light and handy…
    VRK "vikram" (Amazon) - February 2015
  • It's simple to use and a couple of touches will normally get you where you need to be…
  • The reason for this is that the screen takes up the entire back of the camera (and is very high quality) so there are not many ways to hold the camera without touching the back panel…
    PhotoBoy (Amazon) - December 2010
  • You may be disappointed if you want to use it for anything more involved…
    Juice (Amazon) - March 2011
  • This means its really easy to use for quick snap shots without needing to use the touch screen…
    Paul (Amazon) - July 2010
  • When you do need to use it - it is very easy to use, intuitive and the picture quality is really good…
    Paul (Amazon) - July 2010
  • Have enjoyed using the camera and find the touch screen very easy to navigate…

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX7 was compact.

  • A stylish compact camera…
    Pcworld.in April 2010
  • An awesome Panorama Sweep mode, compact size and sexy style…
  • Compact in size.
  • It's also very portable and looks fantastic! Sure, if you want a super zoom in a compact camera, then get something else.
    IRS (Amazon) - June 2010
  • The camera is small, light and easy to put in a jeans pocket comfortably…
    PhotoBoy (Amazon) - December 2010
  • Its a real shame they cant replicate the thinness of the original - still it is a fantastic camera with excellent quality pictures…
    Paul (Amazon) - July 2010
  • The camera is a really nice design, very solid all metal construction…
    Paul (Amazon) - July 2010

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Two owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £199.99 it is cheaper than 75% of cameras.

Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since August 2010.

Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX7 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the DSC-TX7 of only 10.2MP is in the lowest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DSC-TX7 of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Very Light

The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Sony DSC-TX7 of only 133g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 26% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony DSC-TX7 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Only 230 Battery Life

The DSC-TX7 is a camera that takes 230 shots battery life.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-TX7 does not feature contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras also do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The average start-up time of all digital cameras is 590ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 2,000ms. The Sony DSC-TX7's start-up time of 1,400ms is in the slowest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-TX7 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DSC-TX7 has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The DSC-TX7's image sensor size of only 0.417" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7". The DSC-TX7's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than 97% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-TX7 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the DSC-TX7 of 8x is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DSC-TX7 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dsctx7rceh, sony dsctx7lceh, sony tx7silver, dsctx7silver, sony tx7red, dsctx7scee8, dsctx7sceh

Barcodes:

00027242779167, 04905524663617, 04905524663679, 04905524663686, 04905524663693, 04905524663747, 04905524663754, 04905524663792, 04905524663808, 04905524663815

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony DSC-TX7

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