As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS3 and the Lumix DMC-LX7)

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 and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), is older (january 2011 vs february 2012), is slightly more expensive ($559.00 vs $299.99) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older
$213

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$351

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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • More zoom: 32.2x vs 10x
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
5 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 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 a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and is older (january 2011 vs february 2013).

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
2 years newer
$369 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NEX-3N and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 208 g

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 marginally 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/1.4), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years newer
$648

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

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

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$332

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$652

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
2 years newer
$353

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XQ1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$452 (body only)
$397 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 208 g

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
1 year newer
$699 (body only)
$679 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T4i and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 614k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$245

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

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
  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the MV900F MultiView and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$372

Significant advantages of the ZR15 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ZR15 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
similar age
$369

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$155

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 thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • 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:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps