Packed with features in abundance, in a very pocketable superbly built case, as well as precision Sony/Zeiss optical quality, this instrument is hard to flaw.
Impressed by the image quality, size and its overall performance, I bought a second one as a birthday present for my daughter, who is inclined to reject any photo-gear, however excellent, if it is incompatible with available accommodation in her somewhat overcrowded handbag!
Initially not so sold on touch screen - but am gradually getting used to it and accept it (even like it!).
Its compatibility with SD/SDHC cards(which, understandably, Sony prefer not to shout about), in addition to Memory Sticks, is a definite bonus.
Sample test shots ('Proof of the Pudding!) on 'Customer Images', if interested.
6th May. - Since writing the above review, my daughter has returned from a holiday in Spain with 200 plus images taken with her TX7 under varying lighting (extremely contrasting back-light)/moving subjects, conditions and one can only be amazed at this camera's performance especially relative to its compactness. Outstanding modes: Panorama and Handheld Twilight. NO negative aspects to complain about.
In my limited experience, images from this camera require the bare minimum post processing as compared to my other compacts.