Sony TX7 summary
Sony TX7 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera originally launched on January of 2010. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.4" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3456 x 2592.
The TX7 is scored #62 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #965 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
Below is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Sony TX7 history
The Sony TX7 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can look at all past and current models along with key specifications.
Sony TX7 Gallery
You can see the TX7 from various angles in the gallery here.
Sony TX7 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Sony TX7 based on criterias which are usually considered useful in a digital camera.
Sony TX7 Sensor details
The Sony TX7 features the Bionz chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Sony TX7 is 6.104mm x 4.578mm (1/2.4"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3456 x 2592 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10MP and provides a standard ISO range of 125 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the TX7's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The TX7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony TX7 dimensions
Sony TX7 has a weight of 0.33 lb (149 gr or 5.26 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 98mm x 60mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Sony TX7 is more heavy when compared with various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Sony TX7 with a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the TX7.
Sony TX7 Lens specs
The TX7 provides a built-in lens providing a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not exceptional nevertheless it might be convenient in certain situations.
At the widest 25mm, it provides an aperture of f3.5 and that's fairly slow and not ideal in low light events and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You might also need to raise the ISO which causes noisy shots. Towards the tele end, 100mm comes to f4.6 which is very slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Sony TX7 Connectivity
The TX7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy images and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony TX7 Video specs
The max video resolution on the Sony TX7 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance between video quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not have a mic and headphone socket so you have got no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to have a look at an alternative model should you require decent audio in your videos.
Sony TX7 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Sony TX7 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Sony TX7 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony TX7 has got a 3.5" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 921k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily change focus points plus change settings by using your fingertips.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Sony TX7 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are very helpful.
Sony TX7 Shutter specs
Sony TX7 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Sony TX7 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Sony TX7 has got only built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Sony TX7 Autofocusing specs
Sony TX7 has got just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
The AF system has got 9 focus points to select from. Sony TX7 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to change where you focus. Sony TX7 does not have manual focus. Manual focus can be useful during low light conditions or you need more accurate control on depth of field.
Sony TX7 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the maximum (320) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a number of Ultracompact cameras having the best battery life:
Sony TX7 for varying forms of photography
The following chart gives a rundown of the Sony TX7 for varying forms of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Sony TX7 Portrait photography factors
The Sony TX7 has a points total of 21 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really acceptable to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support and potential to utilize external lighting.
Sony TX7 Street photography information
With a reasonable points tally of 60, the Sony TX7 is relatively appropriate for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony TX7 Sports photography information
A subpar sports photography rating of 27 indicates the Sony TX7 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony TX7 Travel photography details
Weight is pretty crucial when getting a travel camera. Overall, the Sony TX7 gets a modest 60 as a travelling camera which is fairly acceptable to take with you on your vacations.
Sony TX7 Landscape photography factors
In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony TX7 with it's subpar score of 37 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable compared to its rivals.
Sony TX7 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Sony TX7 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar score of 32.
Sony TX7 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the TX7, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Ultracompact.
The chart listed below will give you a summary of the TX7 compared to it's highest ranked competitors shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.