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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-TX7 £169.99 @ Bestbuy
Sony Cyber Shot DSC-TX7 £169.99 @ Bestbuy

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-TX7 £169.99 @ Bestbuy

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Exmor R™ CMOS, 4x optical zoom/25mm wide angle,AVCHD Stereo 1080i HD movie, 8.8cm touchscreen LCD (921.600k) + TV/PC Dock

upplied Accessories


Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BN1), Battery Charger, A / V Cable, USB Cable, Power Cord, Wrist Strap, Paint Pen, CD-ROM, Multi-output stand

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "deanos" 19th Dec 2010

The main negatives with regard to the Sony Cyber-shot TX7 are a short-ish … The main negatives with regard to the Sony Cyber-shot TX7 are a short-ish battery life, a screen that quickly becomes smeared with fingerprints, a lens location that means it's all too easy for digits to drift into shot, occasional camera shake, and, er, that's about it.The positives are a reliably consistent snapper that will slide easily and unobtrusively out of, and into, any pocket or handbag and look good whilst doing it. This means that it's yet another contender for your travel camera of choice in an already over-crowded marketplace. While to our mind Fuji's similarly slide-open-and-shoot Z800EXR model offers slightly better value, the Sony nevertheless feels fairly priced if you go by current street prices given the metal construction and a feature set more expansive than the average point and shoot model.At the end of the day though this is 'just' a snapshot model however, with limited control over how you shoot, but, if that doesn't bother you and getting decent results with the minimum personal input does, then the TX7 looks like another solid option from Sony, even if it does appear to be more of the same with an ever so subtle tweak from the seemingly infinite Cyber-shot 'T' series.



photographyblog.com/rev…on/

I had the DSC-T2 and never liked it. Got rid of it for the TZ10- Much better camera.

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clarkeyi

I had the DSC-T2 and never liked it. Got rid of it for the TZ10- Much … I had the DSC-T2 and never liked it. Got rid of it for the TZ10- Much better camera.



Depends on what you want the Sony is a very small camera the Panny is large and not the type of camera i would buy , you are not really comparing the same style of camera

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mccririck

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sony_cybershot_dsc_tx7_review/conclusion/[/url]



Blimey it was £380 when reviewed !

deanos

Depends on what you want the Sony is a very small camera the Panny is … Depends on what you want the Sony is a very small camera the Panny is large and not the type of camera i would buy , you are not really comparing the same style of camera



Not sure I agree with the Panasonic being large. I can take it anywhere and I personal feel it is a better camera. Comparing with the £30 cash back from Panasonic it wins hands down for me.

BUYER BEWARE -- Awful customer service and support. Keep you waiting on the phone for hours, fail to phone back again and again. FAILED TO TURN UP 3 TIMES RUNNING ON COURIER

WASTED 4 DAYS WAITING FOR THEM.........

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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supercasual

BUYER BEWARE -- Awful customer service and support. Keep you waiting … BUYER BEWARE -- Awful customer service and support. Keep you waiting on the phone for hours, fail to phone back again and again. FAILED TO TURN UP 3 TIMES RUNNING ON COURIER WASTED 4 DAYS WAITING FOR THEM.........YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.



Oh shut up

Original Poster

clarkeyi

Not sure I agree with the Panasonic being large. I can take it anywhere … Not sure I agree with the Panasonic being large. I can take it anywhere and I personal feel it is a better camera. Comparing with the £30 cash back from Panasonic it wins hands down for me.



Luckily everyone is different, its a large camera IMO not something i would want in my pocket all day



deanos

Oh shut up



That's nice. To be fair I've heard of a lot of problems with Best Buy. I spent a week trying to buy something from their site and their fraud system kept on blocking me. Customer services said that they get a huge amount of people saying the same thing but they can't do anything. It mus be controlled from the US. So I would say that Best Buy certainly have a lot more problems than other retailers.

Original Poster

He is posting the exact same thing on every best buy deal, getting a bit silly now IMO

HOT!
Truly amazing camera.
I won the TX5 in the Budweiser "Predict & Win" world cup competition:)
Edited by: "golfchip" 19th Dec 2010

looks pink...

Bought with cheaper price in Hong Kong 10 months ago with lots of free extra stuff (8gb memory card, tripod...etc). Hot price in UK!

1. Deanos..why don't stop pontificating & give a rest? Try to say something constructive for once!

2, Yes, Best Buy are a bit of a pain to deal with but this will be a good deal to quite a few people.

3. The Sony & Panny are only slightly different in size but way different in features,let others decide which suits them.

Be helpful guys, but above all be nice... after all it is the season to be Jolly!!!

Also consider the Sony WX5, which is the camera I bought last week (but hasn't arrived yet) - it's a bit more expensive and a little thicker (c. 4mm) but smaller in other dimensions, and has more conventional controls as opposed to a touchscreen. It also has a 5x zoom lens that starts at a wider angle, and judging from the photos I've seen on Flickr the picture quality is pretty decent for a small compact (better than the HX5V at least).

The few reviews I've seen have been very positive as well, with CNet giving it 4 stars (positively gushing praise by their standards).

I bought a T20 a couple of years ago and after 18months the lens now shakes and the whole unit vibrates. Sony want £120 to fix it.

According to many reviews online for the T slim series, unfortunately the vibrating does occur and there have been a couple of recalls on certain ones. It tends to happen 1.5 to 2 years after purchase.

I was recently at LHR T5 checking out the Sony slim cameras, the salesman asked me if I was interested and I asked if they still suffered with the vibrating problem, at which point he smiled and walked away.. I get the impression that's it's a well known about problem on the T series unfortunately :-(

Vibrating happened to my Sony camera. Thinking of getting the Canon deal on here next or the Panasonic. But the canon deal has heat of only 54 whereas Panasonic has a lot of heat. Sheeesh all these small things start to count when making the purchase lol.

What you guys think about the Canon (210IXUS I think) any good?

Original Poster

Sweetchinmusic

Vibrating happened to my Sony camera. Thinking of getting the Canon deal … Vibrating happened to my Sony camera. Thinking of getting the Canon deal on here next or the Panasonic. But the canon deal has heat of only 54 whereas Panasonic has a lot of heat. Sheeesh all these small things start to count when making the purchase lol.What you guys think about the Canon (210IXUS I think) any good?



The latest Sony's have the Exmor backlit sensor and not a stupid high MP count hence they are very good in low light, i did have the TX5 briefly but its not the type of camera my wife could get on with so it went back, pics in low light tho were fantastic without a flash

I had this camera - OK shots but problem was that if anything got behind the sliding cover it would scratch the camera each time it was opened. Took it abroad and on one windy day small bits of grit got behind the sliding cover and inside the body of the camera.

At least the latest Sonys take SD/SDHC!

It strikes me that this is probably a very competent little 'fashion' snapshot camera for someone not really interested in photography but not very price sensitive either; and probably over influenced by the brand name too. I can imagine it appealing to ladies more than some other compacts do.

However, for about the same price the TZ10 (bigger than this but still very pocketable) offers 10x zoom and lots of other features which would satisfy an enthusiast not wanting to lug an SLR around. You only have to read the reviews and many comments here on HUKD to realise how very good the TZ10 is..

You pays your money and you makes your choice - but for me and thousands of others it would be the Panny every time.
Edited by: "Besford" 20th Dec 2010
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