As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms 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 SX700 HS and the Powershot S100)

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 460k dots), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012) and is less popular.

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

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$125

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$279 - $368

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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

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

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$350

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
3 years newer
$220 - $248

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly 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/1.4), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$244 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (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 S100 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 208 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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2 years newer
$619 - $648

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (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 II (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
3 years newer
$347

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the P340 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Light weight: 194 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $346.95 vs $275.00

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 208 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$345 - $348

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is much smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 125x87x110 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.2 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 64.6x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
3 years newer
$278 - $288

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 64.6x vs 10x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large 129x95x122 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
3 months older
$508

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much better macro capability: 0 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x92x108 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SX30 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
1 year older
$353

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 114x83x99 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the P100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 110x83x86 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 208 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
2 years newer
$201

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 124x84x91 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-LZ30 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
1 year newer
$350 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 125x87x110 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DSC-HX7v

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

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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly 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/2.6), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

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"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$104 - $106

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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$314

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-W5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Canon PowerShot S400

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the S400 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 13.4 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-W300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds