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Sony DSCTX7C Digital Camera

$32.99
Compact Camera 10.2MP 4x CCD Aug 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Five industry awards
Does not have a good zoom
Unacceptable noise level
82 Reviews + 5 Awards
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended pcauthority.com.au Recommended
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This low megapixel digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Pcauthority.com.au all of whom decided that this Sony camera was good.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this digital camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Digitaltrends.com and Gcn.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-seven experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Expert Reviews and Digicam Buyer.co.uk have rated this camera on average 77%.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 45 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is outstanding. 30 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars. That puts this low megapixel digital camera in the top 19% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 200 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Smart TV

Not Good in Terms of Connectivity

One Sony DSC-TX7 owner who bought the Sony DSC-TX7 reckoned that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus wrote “Proprietary connectivity” .


Features

Good Features

Eight people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had good features. Six years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Plenty of fun, useful features” but even so they scored the product 1 stars. Seven years ago expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “It comes with some enhanced features and it is the first compact camera from Sony’s stable that supports full HD (1080p at 50fps interlaced) video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photographybay.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot TX7 is an ultra-compact point and shoot camera that is packed full of powerful features” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Digital Versus mentioned “Lack of fine details due to noise suppression even at lowest ISO of 125” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus also said “Noise reduction affects image sharpness” in their review.

Noisy

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Digital Versus mentioned “Lack of fine details due to noise suppression even at lowest ISO of 125” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus also said “Noise reduction affects image sharpness” in their review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-TX7 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-TX7 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Support

Good Support

One Sony DSC-TX7 reviewer who bought it considered that it had good technical guidance. Paul wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-TX7 on Amazon “There are only 4 manual buttons on top of the camera that avoid the need to use the touchscreen”.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this low megapixel digital camera was released.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-TX7 supports video capability. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-TX7 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-TX7 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX7's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 0.71x, the biggest is 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX7 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-TX7 of 3.5 inches is one of the largest amongst low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

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Has a Touchscreen

The DSC-TX7 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels. When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the display resolution (numeric) of, the DSC-TX7's display resolution (numeric) of only 921 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 133 grams, the DSC-TX7 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Sony DSC-TX7 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX7 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the best image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-TX7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-TX7 features multi burst mode. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Very Slow Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of 1,400 millisecond, the DSC-TX7 has a very slow start-up time compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the start-up times range from 2ms to 1,400ms, and the average start-up time is 340ms.

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Design

Good Quality

Twenty-three Sony DSC-TX7 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7 “Design and build, image quality, large screen” . Digital Versus also wrote “Very good low-light photo quality for its class” in their review. Techtree.com said “Great design and sturdy build, excellent display quality and touch response, iAuto mode works really well, great image as well as video quality, fast performance, simple” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7.

Well Made

Eleven people concluded that this digital camera was well made. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7 “Attractive, sleek design and sturdy build” but in spite of that they scored the product 18.8 out of 100. Digital Versus also wrote “Solid construction” in their review. Expert review site Techtree.com said “For that kind of money you do get a camera with super slim design and rugged build quality with a wonderful touchscreen display”.

Four Sony DSC-TX7 owners agreed that it was reliable. Digital Versus mentioned “Dependable shooting modes”. Pcworld.in wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7 “The Sony CyberShot DSC-TX7 captures very good quality images and offers features that actually are dependable and useful”. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 8 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7 on expert website Expert Reviews “If dependable photo quality is good enough”.

One Sony DSC-TX7 reviewer who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Photoboy rated the product 7 stars and said “The camera is small, light and easy to put in a jeans pocket comfortably and the camera is strong and sturdy”.

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Well Designed

Twelve people who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed. Digital Versus wrote “Design russi et ultraplat” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 18.8 out of 100. Digital Versus also said “Schickes Design, viele ntzliche Funktionen, gute Bildqualitt bei schlechten Lichtverhltnissen, schnell” in their review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Attractive, ultraflat design” in their review.

Eleven customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Digital Versus said in their Sony DSC-TX7 review “Attractive styling” although they scored the Sony DSC-TX7 1 stars. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “A stylish compact camera” and rated the Sony DSC-TX7 7 stars. Photographyblog.com scored it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is a slim and stylish digital compact camera”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. Six years ago Juice scored this digital camera 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It still managed to comfortably handle everything from a folk-night poetry recital to a Rob Zombie concert!3) The touchscreen interface is a neat gimmick.”.

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Easy to Use

Eleven Sony DSC-TX7 owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Digital Versus wrote in their Sony DSC-TX7 review “Easy to use” but despite that they scored it 1 stars. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert website Imaging Resource.com “One of the best and most responsive touchscreens ever released and practical uses of cool technology, such as iSweep” in their Sony DSC-TX7 review. Roy rated the product 9 stars and he said six years ago “The camera is also brilliantly intuitive to operate; I have only had to refer to the Instruction book a couple of times (for very minor info about a tripod”.

Seven Sony DSC-TX7 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good interface. Digital Versus mentioned “Excellent touchscreen interface”. Digital Versus also said “Bel cran tactile bien dfini et interface graphique facile prendre en mains” in their review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Attractive touchscreen with easytolearn interface” in their review.

One person reckoned that the Sony DSC-TX7 was easy to handle. Digital Versus mentioned “Great handling of electronic noise in higher ISO sensitiviteis” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the Sony DSC-TX7 considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. Photographyblog.com mentioned “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”.

One Sony DSC-TX7 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Seven years ago Amazon Customer said in their Sony DSC-TX7 review “The touch screen is super- much better than navigating a menu and having to press an OK button, I also find the usb dock good” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Does Not Have a Good Zoom

Seven customers who bought the Sony DSC-TX7 concluded that it did not have a good zoom. Digital Versus mentioned “Fiddly sliding front cover, images soft at edges, distortion at wide end of zoom, fiddly touch screen controls which very much need supplied stylus”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Zoom wheel is pathetic” in their review. Techtree.com wrote “Only 4x zoom, no place to rest your right thumb, expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people considered that this digital camera did not have a good lens. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their Sony DSC-TX7 review “Noticeable lens distortion, chromatic aberration, can be awkward to hold, noticeable colour bleeding”. Digital Versus said “Slightly awkward lens cover operation” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago M. Chapman wrote on Amazon “When I bought the camera I was concerned that the lens was too small”.

Two customers thought it did not have a good autofocus. Digital Versus wrote “Autofocus system could be a lot more responsive”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Le systme autofocus pourrait tre plus ractif” in their review.

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Poor Exposure Control

One Sony DSC-TX7 reviewer said that the Sony DSC-TX7 did not have good exposure controls. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au said “There are no manual exposure controls or RAW capture”.

Good Flash

Three Sony DSC-TX7 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good flash. M. Chapman mentioned on Amazon seven years ago “Quite bright enough, even without the flash” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7. Biggo said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Starts fast and flash recycles very very quickly”. Photoboy mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon seven years ago “You can take really outstanding pictures with no flash required”.

Good Screen

Eleven Sony DSC-TX7 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX7 agreed that it had a good screen. Digital Versus said “Top notch 3.5-inch LCD screen”. Seven years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A screen that quickly becomes smeared with fingerprints”. In the same month Pocket-Lint.com gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-TX7 review on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Sony Cyber-shot TX7 has a nice active display and good build”.

Good for Video Recording

Thirty-four Sony DSC-TX7 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX7 was good for video recording. Digital Versus wrote “1080i HD video, wide zoom lens”. Digital Versus also wrote “Full HD 1080i) video” in their review. Digital Versus also wrote “Takes AVCHD video with stereo sound” in their review.

Able to Produce Good Images

Fourty-two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Digital Versus said six years ago “Burst mode at 10 fps (for 10 photos), panorama mode” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7 but despite that they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 6 stars and said in their Sony DSC-TX7 review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is capable of capturing colourful, detailed images”. Pocket-Lint.com said “The TX7 has HD video, image stabilisation” .

Seven Sony DSC-TX7 reviewers considered that the Sony DSC-TX7 had a good picture resolution. Six years ago Digital Versus said in their Sony DSC-TX7 review “Very fast continuous shooting at 10fps”. Digital Versus also mentioned “High resolution 921k dots” in their review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Speedy shooting performance” in their review.

Four Sony DSC-TX7 owners who bought the Sony DSC-TX7 mentioned that it was good in low light. Digital Versus said “Very good low light shots” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX7. Seven years ago Chrisb wrote on Amazon “Low light shots are very good” in their Sony DSC-TX7 review.

One person reckoned that it had a good ISO range. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX7 was able to produce clear pictures. Mick mentioned on Amazon “The video clarity is good” and scored it 7 stars.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seven Sony DSC-TX7 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX7 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Computerpoweruser.com wrote “Extremely light, long battery life” . Seven years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The main negatives with regard to the Sony Cyber-shot TX7 are a short-ish battery life”. Six years ago Rick said in his Sony DSC-TX7 review “Just pay the extra for the Tx7, you wont be disappointed, as for the battery levels, they seem ok, you can take around 200 pictures before the battery runs out”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dh cameras dsctx7c, dsctx7r.cee8, dsctx7silver, sdctx7r.cee8, dsctx7l.cee8, dsctx7l.ceh, dsctx7r.ceh, dsctx7scee8, dsctx7sceh
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