As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-W810) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S110 and the PowerShot ELPH 530 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), has in-camera HDR, captures 3D images and is slightly less expensive ($159.99 vs $345.00).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

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
  • Very 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

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
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DSC-HX5v vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$340

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
  • Very 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-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$345 - $398

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

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX50V vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age

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
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Cybershot H70 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$338

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX20V 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 has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images, has a built-in GPS and is significantly less expensive ($159.99 vs $535.79).

However, on average it has a much 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), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$235 - $250

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $234.69 vs $159.99
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$548

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
2 years newer
$698

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

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

common strengths of the RX100 II and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the RX100 II vs the DSC-HX7v

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
similar age
$230 - $300

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the XZ-1 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $229.99 vs $159.99
arrow Compare the Olympus XZ-1 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 none), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
4 years older
$1,000 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.1"
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
similar age
$499 - $749 (body only)
$550 - $600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 T3i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $439.95 vs $159.99
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Sony Cybershot 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 480p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is much smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 130x93x103 mm) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
2 years newer
$180 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L820 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
similar age

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

  • Much larger: Large 130x90x126 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$398 - $400

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 130x93x103 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much heavier: 650 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 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 Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 85k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-H2 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 108x81x92 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
arrow Compare the DSC-H2 vs the 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 higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 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/2.7), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 93x52x22 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
3 years newer
$128 - $159

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

  • Smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 208 g

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the DSC-W810 vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$108

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
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the Cybershot W580 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3.0"
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-T500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the DSC-T500 vs the DSC-HX7v

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100
similar age

Significant advantages of the S4100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 95x56x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 131 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the S4100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the S4100 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S4100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
1 year newer
$147 - $250

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

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

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

common strengths of the 320 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$218

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly 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

  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX7 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v