Summary Sony DSC-HX7v

Prices Price
Camera only $160
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 37 Among similar cameras #n/a of 79
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 10x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/3.5 Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Wide angle Help 25 mm Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7VSony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

reviewsWhat are people saying about the DSC-HX7v

"They are getting the best image quality as well as all of the benefits of the “Exmor R” CMOS sensor"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"The image stabilization works well even while using the zoom."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
"The DSC-TX100V camera provides stunning, fast motion video smoother playback when shooting action."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality

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Pros

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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent compacts

Screen resolution Very high resolution screen Help
921k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
30 seconds
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Cons

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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
f/3.5
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Macro focus Poor macro Help
5 cm
Weight Heavy Help
208 g
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Announced Old Help
January, 2011
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
10x

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Discussion

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JoeyD (7:27 PM, January 29, 2012)
Hey
 The only real difference is  10P  vs. 10i in video mode


                                                                                                     Joey D
 
naunit vaid (6:25 PM, August 22, 2011)
both the hx7v and hx9v have all the same features except fr the zoom difference. the hx9v has 16x zoom as compared to the hx7v's 10x zoom. the price difference is also a nominal 2000 rs. not a major difference, go for the hx9v.
 
Shubham Singh (0:45 PM, August 22, 2011)
I am confused between HX7V and HX9V.Can  u suggest which would be better and what r there prices
 
Amaresh Singh (11:39 AM, August 10, 2011)
I am confuge that which camera is better sony HX7V or canon powershot sx 130 is or nikon L 120
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:17 PM, March 03, 2011)
Good call on the FPS, we'll get that fixed up. This looks like an issue affecting all cameras, so imagine its still ranking ahead of all slower cameras though.

Yes, Sony reports it as 1080i @ 60fps, this is effectively the same as 1080p @ 30fps, not like in the old days when interlaced video was much worse.

I've read a bit more about Sony's 1920x1080 @ 60i, and from what I can tell its actually the same as 30p, read the section titled "30P or 60i – Which Is It?" here:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/camcorders/vg10.shtml

"Most people interested in video know that interlaced is old tech, that all modern TVs are progressive devices, and that therefore Progressive video recording is to be preferred, because it potentially offers twice the vertical resolution of interlaced. But Sony AVCHD video cameras (at least until one gets to their higher-end prosumer and pro gear) is speced as recording 60i. But, when you read the fine print you discover that qt least some of these cameras (such as the VG10) really aren't recording 60i, they're capturing 30P and placing it in a 60i "wrapper"."
 
Timeset345 (9:02 PM, March 03, 2011)
The HX7V got a low rating in the Score section for the screen resolution and fps although it seems like it's numbers are actually at the top of it's class. Also, I think it's 1080i rather than 1080p. More snapsort data mistakes...
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:28 PM, January 28, 2011)
Good catch, we apologize for the mistake, we'll get it fixed asap.
 
fistagon (1:23 PM, January 28, 2011)
The Sony website clearly states that this model is indeed fitted with a GPS transceiver, just like its predecessor the HX5V.