Summary Sony DSC-HX7v

Prices Price
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 32
Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Help 10x
Screen size
Help 3"
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

"The DSC-TX100V camera provides stunning, fast motion video smoother playback when shooting action." | talking about the camera's video-quality
"The DSC-HX7V camera is built to last." | talking about the camera's build-quality
"The auto focus feature that provides quick and precise focusing similar to the speed of a DSLR camera." | talking about the camera's iso-noise


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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent compacts

GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Size Quite small Help
Compact (102×58×28 mm)
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
10 fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
30 seconds
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent travel zooms

Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness Thin Help


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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
January 2011
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Macro focus Poor macro Help
5.0 cm
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
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The Sony DSC-HX7v vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help


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JoeyD (7:27 PM, January 29, 2012)
 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:

"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.