As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX610 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v)

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 230k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), is older (january 2011 vs january 2014) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$174 - $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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$381

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX700 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-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years newer
$118 - $128

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and DSC-HX7v

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

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 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 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 sensor shift).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (94×57×18 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 148 g) and is slightly more expensive ($559.99 vs $169.99).

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
similar age
$170

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the XP30 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
10 months older

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (114×63×29 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.5 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2011 vs february 2010).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and doesn't support an external flash.

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
10 months older

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (114×63×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

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 much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 134k 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), is slightly more expensive ($559.99 vs $203.53) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P10 (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-P10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-P10 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3
1 year older
$200

Significant advantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 208 g
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-F3 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years older
$599

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$204

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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F88 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F88 (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 DSC-F88 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds