As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX700 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS)

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 and captures 3D images.

However, on average it 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 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 Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$350

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 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
$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

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$299 - $350

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX700 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 captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly 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 slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
2 years newer
$280 - $362

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 103x62x28 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$418

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the P310 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 103x58x32 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
similar age
$310

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 103x58x32 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P300 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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

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 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs prosumer size 110x83x86 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/2.7), has slightly less zoom (10x vs 34.8x), 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).

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
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm

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

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

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 36 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 100x60x19 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

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

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the WX9 (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 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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX9 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Samsung TL220

Samsung TL220
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TL220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Super compact 100x60x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the TL220 (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 TL220 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Samsung TL220 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon PowerShot S400

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the S400 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S400 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V