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.
Cons: Battery life could be better; screen quickly gets smeared with fingerprints; easy for fingertips to wander into shots.
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. Read our in-depth Sony TX7 review to find out if it can justify its £380 / $299 price-tag.
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
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.
One of the smallest Full HD hybrid digital cameras on the market
Good Gear Guide.au
22 July 2010
Summary: If you're after a small digital camera that can also shoot Full HD video, then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is a worthy choice. It can capture vibrant colours and a deep black, but it does suffer from chromatic aberration, lens distortion and colour bleeding. It's also not the easiest camera to use because of its design, but you get used to it after a while.
Pros: Reasonably good performance in dim light, captures Full HD video, great panorama mode
Cons: Noticeable lens distortion, chromatic aberration, can be awkward to hold, noticeable colour bleeding