As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX530 HS and the PowerShot SX710 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2011 vs january 2015), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
5 years newer
$348

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
4 years newer
$234 - $299

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX710 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
4 years newer
$282 - $299

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the XQ2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XQ2 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
3 months older
$650

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the G12 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
2 years newer
$417 - $488

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
similar age
$340

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), captures 3D images, is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (208 g vs 660 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
4 years newer
$229 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX530 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 442 g vs 208 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
3 years newer
$438 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Built-in GPS
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), captures 3D images, is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (139×102×66 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.1" vs 2.6").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 28 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
3 years newer
$1,498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $548.00 vs $489.00

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (93×53×23 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 2.0 cm) and is older (january 2011 vs january 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
3 years newer
$108

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 208 g
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Shoots much slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$289

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX9 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$141

Significant advantages of the ZR15 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the ZR15 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS