As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to mirrorless, ultra compacts, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6300 and the Coolpix S9700)

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 460k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6.9 fps), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (10x vs 20x), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012), is slightly more expensive ($275.00 vs $124.99) and is less popular.

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
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year newer
$220

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 5 cm

common strengths of the S6300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
3 years newer
$208 - $347

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Compact 109x63x34 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the S9700 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
3 years newer
$218 - $220

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly lighter: 137 g vs 208 g

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

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 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

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 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 60 fps).

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
1 year newer
$370 (body only)
$250 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NX1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Fairly small: Mid size 114x63x37 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Light weight: 222 g vs 208 g

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3
5 months newer
$1,345 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-P3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-P3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the E-P3 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2
1 year newer
$485 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PM2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PM2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the PEN E-PM2 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Fairly small: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
8 months newer
$229 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the J1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $228.99 vs $275.00

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 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), is significantly heavier (208 g vs 125 g) and is significantly more expensive ($275.00 vs $78.00).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
3 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (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 DSC-W800 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x60x15 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.6" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 134 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-T7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

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 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 119x86x106 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/3.0), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 36x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, slightly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 2 cm) and is older (january, 2011 vs august, 2012).

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
3 years newer
$135 - $180

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.9 vs f/3.5
  • More zoom: 36x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S8600 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Standard size 121x80x64 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"

Samsung WB110

Samsung WB110
2 years newer
$129

Significant advantages of the WB110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the WB110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 114x79x86 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the WB110 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 114x79x86 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 385 g vs 208 g

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
3 years newer
$188

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

  • More zoom: 35x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (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-H300 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5
1 year newer
$269

Significant advantages of the X-5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X-5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much larger: Professional size 119x86x106 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the X-5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
3 years newer
$300 - $349

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much larger: Professional size 125x85x106 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P600 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR

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 smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$302 - $557 (body only)
$379 - $447 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
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $301.99 vs $275.00

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years newer
$697 (body only)
$797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 208 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm), has in-camera HDR, 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and is older (january, 2011 vs march, 2013).

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year newer
$152

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger: Compact 108x62x33 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XF1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 108x62x33 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 255 g vs 208 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498 - $798

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
2 years newer
$234

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the P330 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 103x58x32 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly 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/2.8), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 92x56x20 mm), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 139 g) and is slightly more expensive ($275.00 vs $133.67).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the DSC-P200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age
$101

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

  • None found

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$180

Significant advantages of the WX7 (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 WX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Pentax Optio RS1000

Pentax Optio RS1000
3 months older
$134

Significant advantages of the RS1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Smaller: Super compact 92x56x20 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 208 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the RS1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the RS1000 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found