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Taylor Swift Engraved Sony Cyber-shot TX7 Summer Fun Giveaway!

by on June 16, 2010
in Cameras and Photography, Giveaways, Cameras, Point-and-Shoots, Organization :: 402 comments

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Giveaway sponsored by Sony

Congratulations to our Sony Cyber-shot winner, Denise from Tarentum, PA!

Sony Cyber-shot TX7We are giving away one very special, limited-edition Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 engraved with Taylor Swift’s signature (MSRP $425).

Check out this video of Taylor demonstrating the Sony TX7's panoramic shot capabilities:

The Sony TX7 ultra-slim point-and-shoot camera is perfect for capturing summer vacation memories, and offers a range of great convenience features:

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens with 25mm equivalent wide 4x Optical Zoom
The high-performance Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots close-ups up to just under ½” from the subject. A 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces

Ultra-wide, 258-degree Panoramic Shots
iSweep Panorama Mode reaches beyond the traditional wide angle lenses to let you capture expansive, breathtaking shots of landscapes or skyscrapers. Just press the shutter and shoot the scene with a sweeping motion. The camera does the rest.

Backlighting Problems Solved
Shooting high-contrast scenes can often lead to washed out backgrounds and details lost in shadow. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking two pictures at different settings and processing the best elements of both into a single image. It's perfect for candlelit shots or subjects that are partially in shadow.

Great Low-light Shots Without a Flash
Sometimes a flash can wash out the scene, making it hard to capture the mood of the moment. For low-light environments, the back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning performance and increases sensitivity by 2x to reduce noise. Shots around the campfire never looked better.

Sony Cybershot TX7 touchscreenTouch 'n' View
No more fussing with tiny buttons. Just tap the large, 3.5" (diag.) touch screen display (230K pixels) to review your shots in vivid color. Thanks to a layer of hardened glass, the display of the DSC-TX7 is twice as durable as that on the DSC-T90.

Takes 10 Photos in 1 Second
Capture decisive moments—like the ball hitting the bat—with the ability to shoot 10 images in one second at full 10.2 megapixel resolution. And by employing a mechanical shutter, distortion is reduced when continuously shooting moving subjects. This feature is ideal for capturing a unique sequence of images.

Burn HD Movies to DVD
Shoot beautiful HD movies and then burn them to DVD. By recording in the AVCHD format, you can transfer full 1080i clarity and smooth motion video to disc and play it on a Blu-ray Disc™ player or a PS3™ game system. Create an entire library of your memories in high definition. 

To enter for a chance to win:

  1. If you're not already a subscriber, sign-up for our free Techlicious newsletterbe sure to provide a valid email address when you sign-up (the same one used for your comment) so we can contact you if you win.
  2. Then, tell us in a comment below why you want the new Sony Cybershot TX7!

Maximum of one entry per person. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on July 6th, 2010.

Official Rules

We will randomly select one (1) winner from the entries. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Click here for the full rules.

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I am a subscriber!

From Annette D on June 25, 2010 :: 10:59 am

I am a subscriber!  I would absolutely love to win this camera!  I am the chairman for my son’s Project Graduation for the Class of 2011 and I would use the camera for a prize if I won! Thanks for the chance!


Hubbs dropped my camera

From Cynthia S on June 25, 2010 :: 10:59 am

Hubbs dropped my camera


My boyfriend's camera only works

From Erica Marie on June 25, 2010 :: 11:04 am

My boyfriend’s camera only works when I’m around. How odd…LOL If I press the button, it comes on. However if he’s using it, it rarely works. His family that lives outta state came in town and he wanted to take pictures, but alas, that blasted camera wasn’t working. He was pretty bummed because he never gets to see that side of the family of his half brothers and sisters often. I would really like him to have a new camera so he can capture all those awesome moments with his family!


This would be great to

From Megan on June 25, 2010 :: 11:08 am

This would be great to have both a camera and video camera together in the same piece of equipment!

I’m an email subscriber - thanks for the chance to win!


I would love this camera

From DotMarie1 on June 25, 2010 :: 11:10 am

I would love this camera for my personal use.  My children are growing up fast and I would love to take awesome pictures of my family to have special memories!
Thank you for this chance!


I gave my old camera

From Susan on June 25, 2010 :: 11:10 am

I gave my old camera to my daughter, and so I need a new one.  The Sony Cyber-shot TX7 looks perfect for me.


Already a subscriber.This would be

From Edin Ahmedagic on June 25, 2010 :: 11:20 am

Already a subscriber.

This would be a nice upgrade to my ancient camera.


As a veteran musician, I

From Frank Doris on June 25, 2010 :: 11:21 am

As a veteran musician, I admire Taylor Swift and her accomplishments—it’s not easy to make it as a musician, and she’s a songwriter with talent. So—I’d enjoy having a camera with her name on it. As opposed to, say, wearing Lady Gaga headphones, which are somehow just not “me” :-}


I just found out my

From Chrissy on June 25, 2010 :: 11:26 am

I just found out my sister is pregnant and she has such an old camera. This would be perfect for her to take pictures of her 1st childs life. This is the 1st grandchild for my mom and the camera is great for keeping memories of the baby growing up. It also helps my sister is a huge Taylor Swift fan!! I would love to give this to her so she can take tons of pictures of her 1st child!


need a new camera for

From steadycat on June 25, 2010 :: 11:42 am

need a new camera for summer road trip!


I need one of these

From Gary on June 25, 2010 :: 12:01 pm

I need one of these !



From MICHELLE BOSTON on June 25, 2010 :: 12:34 pm



My little digital camera is

From Annulla on June 25, 2010 :: 1:13 pm

My little digital camera is on its last legs. I soooo need a replacement; this would be perfect!


I'm a subscriber! I

From Crystal F on June 25, 2010 :: 1:19 pm

I’m a subscriber!  I really need a new camera.  My old one can take some pretty bad pics at time.  I need a camera that can work in a dim gym for when my girls win awards.  All the pics I have of them in the school gym are really blurry.  Thank you!


I would love to win

From Stephanie on June 25, 2010 :: 2:37 pm

I would love to win this camera!  Wish I had had it when we went to the Grand Canyon!  A panoramic view would be awesome!!!


I am a subscriber, and

From Paul Conrow on June 25, 2010 :: 2:38 pm

I am a subscriber, and would love to win this camera!  What a great prize!!!!


I'd love to be able

From Hannah on June 25, 2010 :: 4:29 pm

I’d love to be able to take pictures of the summer camp I’m volunteering at.


We take pics all the

From Maddy on June 25, 2010 :: 4:31 pm

We take pics all the time. I’d love that camera.


My grand-daughter loves Taylor Swift.

From Tracy on June 25, 2010 :: 5:45 pm

My grand-daughter loves Taylor Swift. If fortunate enough to win, she would love this and keep it forever. Would love to give it to her.
Good luck to all.


Subscribe.Anyone WOULD love to have

From carol lewis on June 25, 2010 :: 11:12 pm

Anyone WOULD love to have this to take pictures of family and friends!


My daughter and I are

From Tanya Hodgson on June 26, 2010 :: 1:52 am

My daughter and I are huge Taylor Swift fans (she’s 3) and This camera seems like a great camera. We only buy Sony cameras!!! And having Taylor Swift’s autograph on it makes it more worthwhile!!!


gotta have it to capture

From Paula on June 26, 2010 :: 4:12 pm

gotta have it to capture the world around us


I am a subscriber. I

From Barbara Morey on June 26, 2010 :: 6:17 pm

I am a subscriber. I would like this camera to take pictures of my children and grandchildren and because I love to take shots of scenery, the panorama function would be great.


I would love to have

From Jonathan on June 26, 2010 :: 7:10 pm

I would love to have a nice camera.  The one I have is quite old.  Having the Sony Cybershot TX7, with 10.2 megapixels would be awesome.


I really want this camera

From Courtney Bloch on June 26, 2010 :: 11:11 pm

I really want this camera because I am her BIGGEST fan and that I can promise! I have been trying to meet her for 5 years…yes FIVE years and my camera just broke so this is the perfect giveaway! PLEASE PLEASE choose me! I mean for christmas I bought myself an autograph CD of her and I waited 3 years for her to come back to Miami since I missed her the first time so I could see her in concert. This would mean THE WORLD to me!


I want this camera so

From Krystina on June 26, 2010 :: 11:23 pm

I want this camera so that I’ll be able to capture and remember the last 2 and a Half years of my college experience. Having a camera engraved with Taylor’s autograph would just be the icing on the cake for it <3


my daughter eats ,drinks ,and

From donice denson on June 26, 2010 :: 11:54 pm

my daughter eats ,drinks ,and sleeps taylor swift.we would love to give her the camera!!


In October I broke my

From shannon egan on June 27, 2010 :: 8:52 am

In October I broke my back and lost my job because of this.  My only Brother is getting married in July and the money I was saving up to buy a camera for the wedding has gone towards my medical needs, so I can’t afford the camera I really wanted to get.  If I win this, it’s going to make for a great belated birthday gift as well as make my brothers wedding even more special to have those moments caught on the camera.  I tend to not remember things to well becuase of all the meds I take so to be able to look back will mean the world to me.


I would love to have

From HEATHER on June 27, 2010 :: 10:13 am

I would love to have this camera because I love the feature that allows you to video a large group of people and fit them all in one picture.  The fact that Taylor Swift’s name is engraved on it and that she uses it is even better.  She is a great role model for this generation and by her supporting something like this for Sony means that Sony chooses people with good morals to represent their products.  This is an amazing camera that seems to have a lot of features that people love and I’d love to try the camera and I’d tell all of my friends about it also.  Taylor is an amazing person and Sony puts out great products; so combined, this camera is incredible! smile  I rarely win things, and Taylor taught us that things do change, so let’s hope for some change in my luck! lol LoveLoveLove <3


Dear Techlicious, Im in dire

From Rachel on June 27, 2010 :: 12:25 pm

Dear Techlicious,
Im in dire need of a new camera! On my old one all of the mega pixels are fuzzed out so the pictures don’t look to good.It would be a dream come true to win a camera that was engraved by my favorite artist, Taylor Swift:).It would be a wonderful camera because when Taylor Swift goes back on tour i can take wonderful pictures:) I am a huge fan and i reallly hope that you could pick me to win! Thanks so much


My husband recently just broke

From Alice on June 27, 2010 :: 1:53 pm

My husband recently just broke my 14 yr old daughters camera and she was really bummed out that she didnt have a camera for the Taylor Swift concert she went to because it broke the day of the concert. She used to have a sony camera and she loved it. Everytime the commercial for this cmaera comes on with Taylor in it she gets so excited. She loves the fact that it has a great panorama mode because she started taking photography at her school and she loves it.I think that the fact that this is a sony camera like she had before and that its engraved with Taylor’s signature would really make her happy and glad to know that the next Taylor Swift concert she goes to she’ll be able to “capture it, remember it” with her new camera (lyrics to one of Taylor’s songs she loves). So thanks for this opportunity!


i would like to have

From denice p on June 27, 2010 :: 2:38 pm

i would like to have it to take pics of some bridges and buildings that i find interesting. they would make some really cool pics.


I subscribed(:Taylor Swift is my

From Sarah on June 27, 2010 :: 4:00 pm

I subscribed(:
Taylor Swift is my inspiration everyday, she’s inspired me to chase my dreams and be who I want to be.  Meeting Taylor or getting her autograph is my life long dream and I know this is probably the closest I can get to making my dream become a reality. If I knew I had a camera that she uses and supports, it would be an amazing feeling.  My pictures from the last Taylor concert I went to didn’t turn out very good and so if I ever see her live again, I want to be able to capture every second, preferabbly with a camera Taylor likes!  Everytime the commercial for this camera comes on TV, I shake and scream with excitement! Photography is one of my newest passions, I just finished a photography class and would love to have a camera that can take amazing pictures so I can “capture it, remember it” (lyrics from Fearless) Having this camera would allow me to document my life and what I go through every day.  It’d be amazing. Winning this camera would make everyday a fairytale. Thanks Sony for this amazing opportunity, and good luck to everyone who enters!


I used to have a

From Dave on June 27, 2010 :: 4:23 pm

I used to have a Cybershot and it was a great little camera. It was very reliable and it took excellent photos. Unfortunately, after three years, it stopped working one day. I purchased a cheap camera at Target, but I am very disappointed with the poor quality of the images. I would love to have a new Cybershot. Thank you for the chance to win.


Taylor Swift is my role

From Madi on June 27, 2010 :: 5:05 pm

Taylor Swift is my role model and my favorite singer. I absolutely LOVE her! I have really been wanting this Sony Cyber-shot TX7 camera because my camera takes very low quality pictures. I’d love to win this camera because it seems like an amazing camera and it has Taylor’s signature engraved in it! <3 Madi


I am a subscriber.I would

From Peggy Gorman on June 27, 2010 :: 6:36 pm

I am a subscriber.
I would love this fabulous camera! I love the iSweep Panorama Mode,the wide-angle lens and the tap screen is more than I could ask for in a camera! I love taking pictures and this would be a dream for me!
Thanks for the chance!


Hello, I'm a subscriber and

From trishden on June 28, 2010 :: 12:19 am

Hello, I’m a subscriber and I need this camera because at the moment I don’t have a camera.  My cell phone is ancient and doesn’t have a camera in it and my digital point and shoot broke almost a year ago.  Thanks for a great giveaway!


I'd like to win this

From eileen06 on June 28, 2010 :: 1:00 am

I’d like to win this now because I have some very serious life threatening health issues and would love to be able to journal my “journey” so to speak with the aid of this camera so I can leave it for my family.


The reason why i entered

From Myca on June 28, 2010 :: 12:11 pm

The reason why i entered this giveaway is because i adore Taylor Swift and this camera so much. It is the camera that has everything i wanted. Everytime when i buy a camera, there is always something i dont like about it. And the Sony Cybershot Tx7 has all the features that i want. It also have awesome features. Im glad that your doing this because i wouldn’t have entered this contest without you. Thank you!


i would love this camera

From Bridget on June 28, 2010 :: 5:38 pm

i would love this camera because taylor is my favorite celebrity and i idolize her because she’s a great role model. also, i love taking photos, and i vacation in the mountains in the summer and would love to try out the panoramic option on some mountains!


I entered this giveaway with

From Jenni W on June 28, 2010 :: 5:55 pm

I entered this giveaway with the same thought in mind like I do with all other giveaways- Somebody has to win. So, why not give it a shot? smile


I would love, love, LOVE

From Terri on June 28, 2010 :: 6:10 pm

I would love, love, LOVE to win this camera!! 
I am really into photography, and I really appreciate a GREAT camera, with GREAT features like this one!  I literally take pictures every day of my life…so this would be Amazing!  I am also a huge fan of Taylor Swift, so the engraved signature would be the icing on the cake!!  Thanks so much for the chance!


I would love to win

From Holly Walker on June 28, 2010 :: 9:09 pm

I would love to win it because I don’t have a digital camera and I would love to upload photo’s of my kids and make books and things!



From sarah oswald on June 28, 2010 :: 10:05 pm



Sounds like a great Camera,

From J Sauber on June 29, 2010 :: 12:46 am

Sounds like a great Camera, mind just died and I would love to make this one my new great camera.  THANKS!


The reason I want one

From Kathy on June 29, 2010 :: 9:54 am

The reason I want one is, last week at my daughters graduation I dropped her camera and it smashed to the ground and hasn’t worked since. I would love to give her this as a way of making up.
Taylor Swift is huge in our house and this would be so exciting. Thank you for the chance !

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I need a new camera

From Naomi on June 29, 2010 :: 8:31 pm

I need a new camera and I love the Sony cameras!


I'd love to win this

From Julie on June 29, 2010 :: 9:39 pm

I’d love to win this because it’s cute and sleek, and I love to take pictures.


I use Sony cams, and

From Daniel on June 30, 2010 :: 1:21 am

I use Sony cams, and the panoramic feature looks amazing.


Because Taylor Swift's name is

From Gil on June 30, 2010 :: 1:30 am

Because Taylor Swift’s name is engraved on it!!!


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