As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to waterproofs, ultra compacts, super zooms, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot WX60 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the ELPH 300 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 larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it is older (january 2011 vs june 2012), is slightly more expensive ($559.99 vs $232.69), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 10x
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
2 years newer
$215

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

  • Smaller: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 124 g vs 208 g

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the WX60 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
5 months newer
$233

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the S8200 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 961k dots vs 921k dots

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
1 year newer
$290

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 124 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to waterproof competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (93×61×21 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly more expensive ($559.99 vs $349.99), is not waterproof and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 1030 SW (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 1030 SW (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 1030 SW and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×61×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
similar age
$350

Significant advantages of the XP30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the XP30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the XP30 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×68×24 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Built-in GPS

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" vs 2.7"), has a slightly 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.5").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
1 year older
$174

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
1 year newer
$228

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 31 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older
$250

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 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 DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
4 years newer
$699 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much heavier: 733 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the G3 X and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

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 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is significantly more expensive ($559.99 vs $59.99).

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$155

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
similar age
$60

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-S600 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$199

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
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
10 months older

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the TL500 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom
4 years older

Significant advantages of the F30 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F30 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the F30 Zoom and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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 @ 24fps), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$462 (body only)
$397 - $447 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)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

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
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
4 months older
$503 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 208 g