As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-Shot HX60V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS and the PowerShot S110)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), is older (january 2011 vs march 2013), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO) and is slightly more expensive ($489.00 vs $265.00).

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$166

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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$253

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

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (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 DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$290

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older
$215

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

  • None found

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
2 years newer
$265

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SX280 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm) and is older (january 2011 vs february 2013).

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
4 years newer
$313 - $427

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.2" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 565 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the P610 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$375 - $448

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S5100 Zoom and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 387 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
3 years newer
$109 - $165

Significant advantages of the SX400 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX400 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX400 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×80 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
3 years newer
$150 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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 thinner (1.1" vs 1.4") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly 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/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$324

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 208 g

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" 6.16x4.62mm
  • 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
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 208 g

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 none), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 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 23.6x15.8mm).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$470 - $649 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T5i and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
1 year older
$600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 208 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
2 years older
$615 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 208 g

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 230k dots), captures 3D images, has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.8").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 25.1x16.7mm).

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$498 (body only)
$593 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $498.00 vs $489.00

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.4 fps), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.4), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
similar age
$229

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$298

Significant advantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't