As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, waterproofs, 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 PowerShot SX220 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 340 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 461k dots), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012) and doesn't support an external flash.

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

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$125

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

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Cybershot H70 vs the Cyber-shot 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-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-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$298 - $368

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
  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX220 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs large 128x93x129 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

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 significantly 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

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
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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2 years newer
$619 - $648

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

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

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

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

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S200 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 181 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $319.99 vs $275.00
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S200 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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" 6.2x4.6mm
  • 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
  • No built-in GPS

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$300 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
4 years older
$350

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

  • Shoots RAW
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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

  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Much larger: Large 128x93x129 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the S9100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $349.99 vs $275.00
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S9100 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 has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs ultra compact 96x58x16 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
1 year newer
$287

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX200V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX200V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-TX200V and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
arrow Compare the DSC-TX200V vs the DSC-HX7v

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
2 years newer
$247 - $266

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the AW110 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 614k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.0" vs 3.0"
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Olympus TG-820

Olympus TG-820 iHS
1 year newer
$238

Significant advantages of the TG-820 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-820 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the TG-820 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,030k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Compact 96x63x23 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
arrow Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS 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 720p), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs large 130x97x118 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 significantly less zoom (10x vs 60x), slightly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 2 cm), doesn't shoot RAW and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

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 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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
3 years newer
$197 - $227

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
2 years newer
$232 - $309

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Pentax X70

Pentax X70
1 year older

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the X70 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 110x83x90 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Light weight: 410 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Pentax X70 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 significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.6"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 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 23.4x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 - $415 (body only)
$389 - $477 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $275.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony SLT-A37

Sony SLT-A37
1 year newer
$440 - $479 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT-A37 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A37 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.6" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the SLT-A37 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the SLT-A37 vs the Cyber-shot 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 95x53x23 mm), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 161 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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
  • 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

Pentax Optio RS1000

Pentax Optio RS1000
3 months older
$160

Significant advantages of the RS1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Smaller: Super compact 92x56x20 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the RS1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the RS1000 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Pentax Optio RS1000 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age

Significant advantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX10 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

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$104 - $112

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

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