As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to super zooms, waterproofs, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9100 and the Coolpix L830)

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 460k dots), has in-camera HDR, captures 3D images and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 16x), is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012) and lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$230

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

  • None found

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact 101x57x28 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds
arrow Compare the Cybershot H70 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$384

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
similar age
$265

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Compact 105x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the S9100 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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
  • Fairly small: Compact 102x58x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the DSC-HX5v vs the DSC-HX7v

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
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX10V vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
2 years newer
$349

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact 96x55x25 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the DSC-WX300 vs the DSC-HX7v

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 higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs large 129x95x122 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.2 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.0), has much less zoom (10x vs 64.6x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
3 years newer
$160 - $227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 34.8x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L830 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
3 years newer
$278

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 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • Much larger: Large 129x95x122 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the CyberShot DSC-H400 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older
$428

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 cm vs 5 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 110x83x86 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the DSC-H7 vs the DSC-HX7v

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
similar age
$328

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 36x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Professional size 116x84x103 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the P500 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to waterproof competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (january, 2011 vs january, 2013), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 152 g) and is not waterproof.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1
2 years newer
$180

Significant advantages of the DSC-TF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Waterproof
  • Lighter: 152 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-TF1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact 102x62x23 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the DSC-TF1 vs the DSC-HX7v

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, has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years newer
$447 - $449

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 100x59x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • 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
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$200 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (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 S100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Built-in GPS
arrow Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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 a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$681 - $700 (body only)
$499 - $822 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size 129x99x77 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T5 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years newer
$747 (body only)
$650 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x99x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), 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 significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly more expensive ($279.99 vs $133.34), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$133

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 94x56x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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

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

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Cybershot W580 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$176

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact 94x56x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX7 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sanyo VPC-X350

Sanyo VPC-X350
12 years older

Significant advantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sanyo VPC-X350 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 85k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LZ2 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V