As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX230 HS and the PowerShot SX610 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, is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (10x vs 30x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

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-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$448

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V 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-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
4 years newer
$312 - $348

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer

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)

  • Larger: Compact (105×60×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V 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-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
3 years newer
$198 - $218

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 121 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and DSC-HX7v

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

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
similar age
$292

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images, has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

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/2), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 14.6 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (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
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$410

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
  • Supports 24p

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

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

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
similar age
$482

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
2 years older
$414

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (january 2011 vs august 2008) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (95×59×16 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.6").

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
6 months newer
$222

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
2 years older
$312

Significant advantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T700 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 @ 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 has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 (body only)
$323 - $419 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 208 g

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
1 year newer
$699 (body only)
$400 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

  • 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 42x), doesn't shoot RAW, is slightly more expensive ($559.00 vs $249.00), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
5 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 42x vs 10x
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S5200 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S5200 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S5200 Zoom and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 470 g vs 208 g

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S3300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 208 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 34 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.8 fps).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), is significantly more expensive ($559.00 vs $165.99), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and is not waterproof.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
1 year older
$166

Significant advantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W370 and DSC-HX7v

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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
7 months newer
$290

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the AW100 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-S60 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds