As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to super zooms, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9900 and the Coolpix L830) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cybershot H70)

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, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 220 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2011 vs february 2014), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
4 years newer
$249 - $297

Significant advantages of the Coolpix S9900 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix S9900 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix S9900 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$170

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

  • None found

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

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

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
3 years newer
$168 - $192

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot 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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
similar age
$400

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 220 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it 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"), is significantly lighter (208 g vs 650 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly 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 much worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
3 years newer
$179

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L830 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $179.00 vs $300.00

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$348

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR, has a built-in GPS and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 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 23.5x15.7mm).

Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100
2 years newer
$340 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NX1100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×63×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
1 year newer
$482 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PEN E-PL5 and DSC-HX7v

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

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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly 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 significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (95×56×21 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm).

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age

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

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

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

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
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

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

  • Smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
1 year newer
$125

Significant advantages of the DSC-W650 (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)
  • Significantly lighter: 124 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W650 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$448

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung MV900F MultiView

Samsung MV900F MultiView
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the MV900F MultiView and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
1 year newer
$138

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A3400 IS and DSC-HX7v

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