As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, waterproofs, super zooms, ultra compacts 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 G12 and the PowerShot S120)

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

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

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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$330

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$282 - $298

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
2 years newer
$154

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the WX60 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 toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.0), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
3 months older
$964

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (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 G12 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years newer
$399

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

  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$398

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$209 - $226

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $209.00 vs $300.00

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 significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs prosumer size 139x102x66 mm), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($300.00 vs $1,299.00).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 28 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
3 years newer
$1,299 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,500 - $2,499 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 28 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500
4 years newer
$699 - $799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 28 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 1.7" vs 1.1"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX500 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to waterproof competitors include: it captures 3D images and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs ultra compact 96x58x16 mm) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
3 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the AW120 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Compact 110x66x25 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3.0" vs 3.0"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
1 year newer
$289

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

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

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

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3.3" vs 3.0"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 124x86x93 mm), has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the Z990 MAX (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Z990 MAX (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Professional size 124x86x93 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Z990 MAX and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
3 years newer
$398 - $411

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 129x93x103 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much heavier: 660 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
similar age
$290 - $600

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 577 g vs 208 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 115x83x92 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and DSC-HX7v

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

Pentax X70

Pentax X70
1 year older

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

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

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), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.4 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs ultra compact 91x52x17 mm), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (208 g vs 117 g).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$210

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
1 year older
$168

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 91x52x17 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good macro capabilities: 4 cm vs 5 cm

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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.0), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (january, 2011 vs january, 2012).

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Nikon Coolpix AW130
4 years newer
$297

Significant advantages of the Coolpix AW130 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix AW130 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix AW130 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: Lens vs Lens

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly 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

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

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$130

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Samsung CL65

Samsung CL65
2 years older
$319

Significant advantages of the CL65 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 3.0"
  • Smaller: Super compact 100x61x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the CL65 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the CL65 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 1,152k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens