As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to ultra compacts, mirrorless, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9500 and the Coolpix S8200)

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, is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (104×59×33 mm)), captures 3D images, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3") and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 20x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and significantly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm).

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)

  • Larger: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

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

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
2 years newer
$230

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • More zoom: 22x vs 10x
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S9500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$369

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

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

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
3 years newer
$178 - $180

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 121 g vs 208 g
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (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-WX220 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
5 months newer
$480

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the S8200 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 961k dots vs 921k dots
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and significantly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$135

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX5 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
3 years newer
$88 - $110

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 28 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
4 years newer
$497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 208 g

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
3 years newer
$1,670 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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), captures 3D images, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.6"), is slightly lighter (208 g vs 290 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a much 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/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

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: 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
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$798

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 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 III (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is much smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year newer
$393 (body only)
$429 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D5200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$565 - $747 (body only)
$640 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.1"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the D5500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.4 fps), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
similar age
$275

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
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

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

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

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$295

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