As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cybershot H70) and Canon (such as the ELPH 300 HS and the PowerShot SX600 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 a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (108×60×32 mm)), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 16x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm) and is older (january 2011 vs february 2012).

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
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$189

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$350

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57) (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57) (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57) and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

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, has a built-in GPS, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.5").

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.7 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
2 years newer
$390 (body only)
$518 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GF6 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
8 months older
$360 (body only)
$350 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
3 years newer
$448 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
7 months newer
$605 (body only)
$803 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5N and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 614k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 7 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$448 - $498

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

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

  • In-camera panoramas

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
similar age
$206

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the XZ-1 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$264

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
4 years older
$434

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LX2 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is much smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs large (131×91×126 mm)) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.2 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (10x vs 60x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 208 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
3 years newer
$268 - $280

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 64.6x vs 10x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $300.00

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
similar age
$430

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 320 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
3 years newer
$335

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P600 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$289 (body only)
$447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $300.00

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (94×57×24 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$98

Significant advantages of the W580 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the W580 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
similar age
$295

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
1 year newer
$223

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the 320 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S400

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 320 x 240 @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the S400 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years older
$499

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-W7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds