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Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5

Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
34
Overall
34
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Key Specs

Sony TX7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 149g - 98 x 60 x 18mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Sony WX5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 146g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
  • Announced July 2010
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Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Sony TX7 versus Sony WX5, one is a Ultracompact and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both designed by Sony. The image resolution of the TX7 (10MP) and the WX5 (12MP) is very close but the TX7 (1/2.4") and WX5 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizes.

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The TX7 was brought out 6 months before the WX5 and they are of a similar generation. The two cameras feature different body design with the Sony TX7 being a Ultracompact camera and the Sony WX5 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the TX7 scores versus the WX5 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony TX7 over the Sony WX5

 TX7 WX5 
Display size3.5"2.8"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution921k461kCrisper display (+460k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony WX5 over the Sony TX7

 WX5 TX7 

Common features in the Sony TX7 and Sony WX5

 TX7 WX5 
AnnouncedJanuary 2010July 2010Same generation
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera, you should factor in its weight and dimensions. The Sony TX7 has external dimensions of 98mm x 60mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") and a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Sony WX5 has dimensions of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is a front view size comparison of the TX7 against the WX5.

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the TX7 and WX5 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 top view buttons comparison

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions just by researching specs. The picture here may provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TX7 and WX5.

All in all, both of these cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The TX7 because of its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Sony WX5 will result in extra detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos way more aggressively.

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 sensor size comparison

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony TX7 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony WX5 as a Portrait photography camera
20
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
has no RAW format
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony TX7 as a Street photography camera
Sony WX5 as a Street photography camera
59
image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch to focus
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
has no RAW format
heavier than competitors (149 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony TX7
Sports photography with Sony WX5
27
image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
has no phase detect AF
34
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony TX7 Travel photography highlights
Sony WX5 Travel photography highlights
59
offers touch to focus
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (149 grams)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
58
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony TX7 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony WX5 as a Landscape photography camera
36
decently wide (25mm)
screen larger than average (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.4")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
37
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (2.8 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
manual exposure not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony TX7 Vlogging info
Sony WX5 Vlogging info
32
decently wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
no external mic port
heavier than competitors (149 grams)
32
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic support
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Sony TX7 vs Sony WX5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony TX7 and Sony WX5
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
Type Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-07 2010-07-08
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.4" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.104 x 4.578mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3456 x 2592 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 125 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-4.6 f/2.4-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.5 inches 2.8 inches
Display resolution 921k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 2s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.80 m 5.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (50 fps), 1440 x 1080 (50, 25fps), 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format AVCHD AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 149g (0.33 pounds) 146g (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 60 x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") 92 x 52 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID NP-BN1 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo/ PRO HG-Duo, optional SD, Internal SD/ SDHC/ SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots One One
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