As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7 is also often compared to pro digicams and ultra compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix 7900 and the Coolpix P7000) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX1)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Sony DSC-P7 has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2"), is much larger (compact (114×52×38 mm) vs compact (88×60×37 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP), is older (may 2002 vs february 2005) and is slightly heavier (214 g vs 185 g).

Nikon Coolpix 7900

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 7900 (vs the DSC-P7)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Much smaller: Compact (88×60×37 mm) vs Compact (114×52×38 mm)
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 7900 (vs the DSC-P7)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7900 and DSC-P7

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 214 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Sony DSC-P7 has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 10 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the DSC-P7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the DSC-P7)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and DSC-P7

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P7 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (114×52×38 mm) vs ultra compact (94×58×17 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1
7 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the DSC-P7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the DSC-P7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX1 and DSC-P7

  • None found