Excerpt: One of Sony's most advanced point-n-shoot cameras to date, the Cyber-Shot DSC-TX7 is one of their top-of-the-line T-series models for 2010. This sleek camera sports some serious specifications, including a fast 10-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor, 10fps burst mode shooting at full resolution, AVCHD 1080i video, in-camera HDR, Optical SteadyShot IS system, Xtra Fine "TruBlack" 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD (921k pixel), and much more.
Excerpt: Quote from the review: “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is a slim and stylish digital compact camera. The TX7 offers a 10 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, 3.5 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, innovative Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode, 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 10fps burst mode, a 4x zoom lens, and an ISO range of 125-3200.
Summary: CONCLUSION The Sony DSC-TX7 is a delight to use. It's solidly constructed for such a small, thin camera and has a beautiful appearance. It's a very quick performer and has a slick and functional touchscreen interface. I really enjoyed trying all the cool features, especially the sweep panorama mode, and I predict that a year from now, all new cameras being released (except those at the lower end of the price scale) will have this very useful function.
Pros: Beautiful and solidly constructed, Excellent performance, Sweep panorama mode, Great movie mode
Cons: Images slightly soft, Overexposure, Hard to get a good grip
Conclusion: We have no reservations whatsoever recommending the DSC-TX7. Is it a perfect camera? No such thing exists, but if you’re looking for a quality point-and-shoot capable of taking good stills and the best videos we’ve ever shot with a digicam, put this DigitalTrends’ Editor’s Choice at the top of your list.
Pros: Very high-quality 10MP stills, Takes AVCHD video with stereo sound, Nice wide-angle 4x zoom (25-100mm equivalent), Top notch 3.5-inch LCD screen, Excellent touchscreen interface
Cons: Expensive, Controls could be too small for some; definitely do a hands-on test, Nasty digital artifacts above ISO 800
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is a slim compact with an integral 4x optical zoom lens that features Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization. The TX7's 3.5 inch 16:9 wide-screen LCD panel is touch-sensitive and, with the exception of a few physical controls, used to access all of the camera's features as well as for manual focusing.
The TX7 features one of Sony's Exmor R CMOS sensors with 10.1 Megapixel resolution.
Pros: Large, wide, detailed and responsive touch-screen., Very fast continuous shooting at 10fps., Full HD 1080i movies with optical zooming., Innovative and effective auto modes.
Cons: Body design is hard to hold comfortably., Aggressive NR delivers soft image quality., Lacks long telephoto, but does have 25mm wide., Proprietary connectivity.
Summary: As I said earlier, the Sony TX7 has become my new favorite point and shoot camera, pushing the S90 off its throne. I feel like I can take the TX7 on any casual outing and trust it to perform as well as just about any other point and shoot. And, while it won’t replace my DSLRs, I’m happy to have a pocketable compact alternative when the occasion fits.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is capable of capturing colourful, detailed images. This compact camera's touchscreen controls are also clearly labelled and easily navigated, but we're not sure it's the best option in its price range.
Pros: Easy to use, Fast and responsive touchscreen, Slender proportions, Solid construction, Attractive styling
Cons: Battery life could be better, Screen quickly gets smeared with fingerprints, Easy for fingertips to wander into shots