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Old Feb 4, 2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Hello, I was just curious to what people think about the new sony tx7 compact camera, i want to buy one mainly for the compactness and improves low light capabilities. The only thing though that is turning me off a little bit is the battery life est. 230 shots =/ is that decent for a compact camera? Im going to be going to NY next week and wanted a great camera to bring with me.

The other new sony looks good as well but wont be out till march. the HX5 i think its called.

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Old Feb 4, 2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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The TX-7 is an able and very small camera. The camera size alone constrains the size of the battery that can be utilized in the TX-7. Therefore, the battery life specified seems reasonable to me. I have seen some rather amazing low light photos from the TX-7.

The Sony HX-5 will not be available on dealer shelves until at least March 15th. However it is available right now by ordering through www.sonystyle.com.

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Be aware that in the last week or so, I have read several complaints about the barrier door being very stiff in its operation.

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Yeah, i think im going to wait for the 350 HX5V model in march, plus it has better battery life same features and a Song G lense... so essentially it should be a better camera and only about 1/4 inch thicker...

What do you think?
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Old Feb 9, 2010, 6:03 AM   #5
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I made a review of the Sony TX7. Maybe it can help you with your decision.

Sony cybershot TX7 review

I don't know about the HX5 as it isn't out yet but the TX7 has a few things the HX5 doesn't have:

-design
-slimness
-beautiful touchscreen display
-available now

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Old Feb 9, 2010, 11:22 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum. We're delighted that you dropped by.

Thanks very much for the link to your blog and the very good review of the TX-7. I have noticed several comments in the last 10 days regarding the fact that the operation of the barrier door in front of the lens seems to bind making its operation difficult. Have you encountered that problem at all?

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Hi Sarah, thanks for the warm welcome.

I tested both the TX1 and the TX7 in a shop prior to buying and yes the TX7's door is harder to pull down. But it's not a big problem for me, also consider the following:

-TX7's door mechanisme may resolve itself after extensive use (smoother etc)
-The brushed aluminium is very smooth so it's difficult to get good grip on it
-Using two hands the door moves up and down fairly easy.
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Thanks very much, Robin-

It was almost like you were anticipating my next question. How would you consider the TX-1 versus the TX-7. I have a friend who is willing to sell me his TX-1 at what I think is a very good price, $220, but I am not sure.

Any comments? Thanks in advance for your good counsel.

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Sorry for the late response.

That's a tough one. I think you should go for the tx7 because it has a few big benefits:

-better low light performance
-Full HD recording
-Support for SD(HC) cards
-gorgeous 3.5" display with improved touch sensitivity.

Especially the last two are worth it because first of all you can save a lot of money on memory cards if you go for SDHC. And the touchscreen is so important, because it's the only way to control the camera. The tx7 (partly because of the bigger screen) is easier to use and that's worth a lot.

I Hope you make the right decision.
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Many thanks, Robin-

I appreciate your excellent input.

Have a great weekend.

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