As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to ultra compacts, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS and the PowerShot SX170 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS10)

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 significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.5 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 220 fps), is older (january 2011 vs august 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
similar age
$409

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 220 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
3 years newer
$325

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
1 year newer
$400

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX150 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
2 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SX170 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$175 - $219

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX610 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older
$160

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), 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/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (208 g vs 140 g).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$193

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
10 months older
$340

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX5 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD20

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6 years older
$175

Significant advantages of the SD20 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD20 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD20 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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 much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly 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 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (94×56×19 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
similar age
$150

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)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly 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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$196

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Much 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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot A470

Canon PowerShot A470
2 years older
$106

Significant advantages of the A470 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A470 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the A470 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age

Significant advantages of the W580 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the W580 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom
4 years older

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much 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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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
$405 (body only)
$399 - $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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $278.00

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
4 months older
$535 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
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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