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Old Feb 17, 2010, 10:11 PM   #51
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well the decision between the hx5 and tx7 comes down to whether you prioritize longer zoom range, or smaller size and pocketability. they share a sensor and processor, so image quality within their shared zoom range should be the same. there will no doubt be differences attributed to the lenses, but both are good lenses and shouldn't go wrong either way.
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 5:37 AM   #52
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I think the same. Iiiiiiii do not need long zoom & GPS - but others prefer it.

Let's wait for HX5 :-)
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 6:04 AM   #53
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50% crop 200 ISO - flash


100% crop 200 ISO - no flash (neon light)
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 9:27 AM   #54
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 3:31 PM   #55
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hand held picture at the Mexican ... 1600 ISO, TX7 ... very dark
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 4:49 PM   #56
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DonalDuc,

I own a TX1. I just ordered a TX7 (on the way).

What attracted to me to the TX7 was the higher-res LCD (900k pixels or more). Much higher than the 230k or so pixels on the TX1.

However, I've read on some forums that there is NO real visible difference. I find that hard to believe.

My Canon G10's LCD is somewhere in the range of 400k pixels on a 3" LCD, and it looks fantastic- like looking at a computer monitor.

What's your opinion of the TX7's screen, especially vs the smaller TX1's screen (if you've seen it)?
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 5:48 PM   #57
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I think it is true - the difference of both displays is not "world moving / shattering" :-)
There are other features of TX7 - especially comparing with TX1

25 -100 contra 35 - 140
MemStick/SDHC contra MemStick
fullHD 1920x1080 contra 1280x720
AVCHD/MPEG4 contra MPEG4
stereo contra mono
3.5" contra 3"

and so on

TX7 is a fine camera.

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Old Feb 18, 2010, 6:10 PM   #58
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The video time restriction only applies within the EU community. As for me, I am going to wait for the HX-5 to hit the market and for the first professional reviews. Hopefully, Sony will have improved on the CMOS learning curve.

Looking back to last year, 2009, the WX-1 was a letdown, due to the "reddish" cast seen in the outdoor photos that seemed to raise havoc with the blues and the greens. I returned the WX-1 and purchased the TX-1 which was unaffected with that "reddish" problem. I also own the HX-1 which was unaffected.

So based on that experience, my plan is to wait and see. The TX-7 that DonalDuc has so kindly provided multiple sample photos from does indeed look very promising. So that is my plan.

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Old Feb 18, 2010, 7:05 PM   #59
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I think it is true - the difference of both displays is not "world moving / shattering" :-)
While not "world moving", is it at least noticably different in any way?

For example, I notice on my TX1, sometimes the menu text can look slightly pixelated especially when the display is in normal (not high) brightness.
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