As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, mirrorless 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 G11 and the PowerShot SX230 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), doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$300

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

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

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-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$348 - $448

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
$328

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

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
similar age
$200

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 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 creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images, is slightly lighter (208 g vs 352 g) 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
1 year older
$479

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the G11 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G11 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year newer
$369 - $499

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G15 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G15 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G15 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $339.00 vs $329.99
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 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

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
2 years newer
$269

Significant advantages of the MX-1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the MX-1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the MX-1 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $329.99
arrow Compare the Pentax MX-1 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$220 - $249

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)

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

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $220.00 vs $329.99
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$338 - $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

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 4 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 - $656 (body only)
$399 - $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: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $329.99
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
1 year newer
$609 (body only)
$200 - $660 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x78 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T4i and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $329.99
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years newer
$720 - $747 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x99x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 479 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 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 has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 123x87x106 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 130x93x103 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much heavier: 650 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs the Cyber-shot 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
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 110x83x90 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
2 years newer
$199 - $230

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better macro capability: 0 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SX510 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
1 year newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x87x106 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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 slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR, captures 3D images and is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs mid size 120x67x45 mm).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.3 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
5 months newer
$238 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the E-PM1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$648 (body only)
$798 - $810 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Alpha A6000 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 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/2.8), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 93x56x24 mm), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 167 g), is significantly more expensive ($329.99 vs $107.87) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$108

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

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
  • 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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX9 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the DSC-S950 vs the 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"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 110k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sanyo VPC-X350 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V