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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'm a subscriber! I would

From Heather on July 06, 2010 :: 10:31 am

I’m a subscriber! I would love to win this camera because I don’t have a digital camera of my own and I would love to be able to take photos of everything! Plus, I adore Taylor Swift!


I washed my camera and

From kathy taylor on July 06, 2010 :: 10:41 am

I washed my camera and dropped it,now on good days it may take a picture or two. My son just had his baby, my first grandbaby and I would love to have this camera to take her pictures on..


I just bought myself a

From Deci Worland on July 06, 2010 :: 10:47 am

I just bought myself a new Lumix, a bit selfish since my husband is still using a five-year-old Canon. I would love to gift him this camera.


i would love to give

From susan smoaks on July 06, 2010 :: 10:51 am

i would love to give this to my mother, she loves taylor swift and she needs a better camera


I would love to win

From Stephanie Grant on July 06, 2010 :: 11:21 am

I would love to win because as my son grows up I would love to have some pictures of him to share


I am a subscriber and

From dddiva on July 06, 2010 :: 11:38 am

I am a subscriber and I want to win so I can get some great pics of Ian and the girls and the dogs.  We have one camera to share at the moment and as I am sure you know-  whoever has a “great photo op” is not the one with the camera.


subscribed, I want it because

From Shannon on July 06, 2010 :: 11:53 am

subscribed, I want it because I really like the idea of the iSweep panorama mode and it sounds like it has other great features too


I subscribe, and I'd love

From Shiela Hickmon on July 06, 2010 :: 12:20 pm

I subscribe, and I’d love to have this to capture all the cute moments! Kids grow up too fast, and I want to get all the memories I can on film!


My daughter absolutely loves Taylor

From Shelley Mitchell on July 06, 2010 :: 12:23 pm

My daughter absolutely loves Taylor Swift and her camera just broke while we were vacationing in Florida. She would be so excited if she won this!


I subscribe and would love

From Happi Shopr on July 06, 2010 :: 12:36 pm

I subscribe and would love to replace our run down camera.


I don't currently have a

From Aimee on July 06, 2010 :: 1:14 pm

I don’t currently have a digital camera, cell phone or a video camera and this little thing takes stills and video which is useful. If I won I could finally stop borrowing from a friend.


I'd love to have a

From Helen on July 06, 2010 :: 1:21 pm

I’d love to have a new Sony Cybershot camera because I watch my Grandson while his parents are taking their college classes.  I’d like to be able to take some pics to document the fun we have.


email subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.netid love to

From kathy pease on July 06, 2010 :: 1:40 pm

email subscriber

id love to win this so i can take awesome movies of my wonderful family smile


I just gave my sister

From greg on July 06, 2010 :: 1:50 pm

I just gave my sister back the camera she got me for christmas because she needed it for her work as an appraiser!  I would really enjoy using this camera and have always been a fan of Sony!


I'm a subscriber...and I want

From Justine Pierson on July 06, 2010 :: 1:57 pm

I’m a subscriber…and I want this camera cause I really need a new one, I’m an avid photo taker and my kids also use our camera so it gets a lot of wear and tear…and I love the options on this new one like the touch screen, fabulous!


I could use a new

From Jay F. on July 06, 2010 :: 2:20 pm

I could use a new camera as my current one is due to be broken - we seem to break cameras every 6 months or so.


I am a subscriber.I'd love

From Ashley B. on July 06, 2010 :: 2:30 pm

I am a subscriber.

I’d love to win this camera because my sister is expecting her second child (my very first nephew!!!) and I’d love to be able to take pictures of him and of my neice. As of now I am relying on my phone, which doesn’t have the best camera in the world. Thank you.


I subscribe.I want to win

From Karine Traverse on July 06, 2010 :: 2:42 pm

I subscribe.

I want to win this camera because I have 3 beautiful daughters that I love to take pictures of, but can’t do so very often because my current camera is not the best quality.


Looked at this camera but

From Jeff T. on July 06, 2010 :: 2:54 pm

Looked at this camera but couldn’t afford it.  Would be great to win.


I sign-up for the Techlicious

From Lia on July 06, 2010 :: 3:09 pm

I sign-up for the Techlicious newsletter with this email- skyxsky27(at) and I want this Sony Cybershot because I always have to use my sons for photos.


I would love to have

From Krista on July 06, 2010 :: 3:10 pm

I would love to have the Sony Cybershot because my digital camera is five years old and produces poor quality pictures.  Plus, I love country music and Taylor Swift!  I think she is a very talented songwriter.


I am going on vacation

From Casey B on July 06, 2010 :: 3:18 pm

I am going on vacation with my family in September and I need a new camera.


I would love this the

From Harlan S on July 06, 2010 :: 3:48 pm

I would love this the TX7 to use on my trip to St. Thomas next month.


It's an excellent camera and

From Thomas Market on July 06, 2010 :: 3:58 pm

It’s an excellent camera and I’m going on vacation soon.


I am currently signed up

From Pamela S on July 06, 2010 :: 4:01 pm

I am currently signed up for your newsletter.  I have been for quite a while.  I’d love to own this because my teenage son just broke our camera and this is WAY nicer anyway.  sounds like a great camera.  Thanks.


I'm a subscriber and I

From Janna Johnson on July 06, 2010 :: 4:41 pm

I’m a subscriber and I need a new camera!


This would be awesome!! I

From Mike Bretz on July 06, 2010 :: 5:50 pm

This would be awesome!! I need to win this because…well, because I’m too broke to buy one!


I'm an email subscriber. I'd

From amy h on July 06, 2010 :: 6:01 pm

I’m an email subscriber. I’d love to win because I need a new camera…seriously, I cannot use my digital camera because the battery charger is lost. This camera looks awesome! I love the “Takes 10 Photos in 1 Second” feature. You are sure to capture the moment with this camera. Thanks for the chance!


subscriberi want to win it

From Maja Meza on July 06, 2010 :: 6:45 pm


i want to win it to take pictures on my trip to curacao this fall


Because it's really neat

From Mark Price on July 06, 2010 :: 6:55 pm

Because it’s really neat


This would be awesome for

From Chrysa on July 06, 2010 :: 6:57 pm

This would be awesome for our late summer vacation!


I dont have a camera......I

From Carrie Conley on July 06, 2010 :: 6:58 pm

I dont have a camera…...I would love to win this one


My brother comes home from

From courtney bussell on July 06, 2010 :: 7:12 pm

My brother comes home from Iraq on August 16th, and his birthday is August 20th! He SECRETLY loves Taylor Swift!, and he is always complaining how he dosnt have a camera!He is traveling the world with his bonus money from the military and I would love to be able to give this to him!


Thanks for the giveaway...I have

From brian e. on July 06, 2010 :: 7:17 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…I have a “tween” daughter who would love the new Sony Cybershot TX7 engraved with Taylor Swift’s signature, and is a big fan…enough said !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

...subscribed !!!


subscribe,this camera looks great&I love

From Amy Delong on July 06, 2010 :: 7:21 pm

subscribe,this camera looks great&I love taking pics of everything!



I would like to win

From Ron Ablang on July 06, 2010 :: 7:30 pm

I would like to win this camera because I am a huge Taylor Swift fan and because I am about to have a baby soon and I need a reliable digital camcorder and I know this camera can do the job.


The backlight correction hdr,the zoom

From Sharon on July 06, 2010 :: 7:54 pm

The backlight correction hdr,the zoom for video and photos. The wide sweeping angle…the modes ,the choices..I want this camera! GREAT CAMERA!
I subscribe by email!


I am subscribed. I

From Lisa Rodenberry on July 06, 2010 :: 7:58 pm

I am subscribed. 
I absolutely adore Taylor Swift.  She’s such a talented singer, and she’s such a sweet, well-rounded young lady, too!  I would love to win a camera with her signature because my current camera, which is also a Sony, has been very loved for many years and is finally showing signs of its age by having trouble with the screen.  Thanks!


My current camera is over

From Sand on July 06, 2010 :: 8:19 pm

My current camera is over seven years old and it takes about ten pictures before the batteries die out.


I would love to own

From Charlene Kuser on July 06, 2010 :: 9:16 pm

I would love to own the Sony Cybershot TX7 because
I need a good camera,mine has just about bit the dust.I find myself missing so many good opportunities to takes some great shots of the family,vacations,and nature.


I am already a subscriber.

From Roxann on July 06, 2010 :: 9:18 pm

I am already a subscriber. I would love to win this because the only camera I have is the phone on my camera and it doesn’t take good pictures.


Subscriber. My camera was

From Sarah L on July 06, 2010 :: 9:30 pm

Subscriber.  My camera was stolen and I can’t afford to replace it.  This will be great to have.  Thanks for the contest.


This sounds like a really

From Kelley Dolliver on July 06, 2010 :: 9:39 pm

This sounds like a really awesome camera and I adore Taylor Swift as does my boyfriend.  She’s awesome and I bet this camera will take awesome pics - especially those really scene pics. Thanks.


I'm a subscriber. I'd

From Leanne Valeriano on July 06, 2010 :: 9:39 pm

I’m a subscriber.  I’d like to win the camera, because I just dropped and broke my camera :(


i want the new Sony

From melissa on July 06, 2010 :: 10:02 pm

i want the new Sony Cybershot TX7 to take pictures for my birthday.


My camera and the memories

From Brenda on July 06, 2010 :: 10:03 pm

My camera and the memories within were ruthlessly stolen from my classroom after someone broke the lock on my drawer overnight.  I can never replace the pictures of my students, their projects, and my personal family photos.  I love the features on the Sony camera.  It would be a privilege to have the special Taylor Swift edition of this Sony Cybershot to make new memories quicker than ever with technology that would rock my world!!!  It’s a “Love Story” Baby just say “YES”!!!!!! (Please!)


I would love this great

From Veronica Garrett on July 06, 2010 :: 10:04 pm

I would love this great camera. I would love to have it to take pictures of all the summer activities our family are doing this summer.


I'm a subscriber.I wanna get

From Gianna on July 06, 2010 :: 10:21 pm

I’m a subscriber.
I wanna get pic happy with my kids!


I would love to win

From Kathy S on July 06, 2010 :: 10:31 pm

I would love to win this Sony Cyber-Shot TX7 because I bought a huge brand name camera (my first digital) when it first came out, and I’ve never really been thrilled with it. My daughter has the Sony Cyber-shot TX7, and I’ve seen the proof from her photos that this camera is terrific. I have 2 granddaughters who I love to photograph, and would have this camera which has proven that it has the capabilities and outcome in photography that I want and need.


I would love the camera,

From Donna K on July 06, 2010 :: 10:45 pm

I would love the camera, and my daughter loves Taylor Swift.


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