As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, super zooms, ultra compacts and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 and the Lumix DMC-LX7)

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), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (105×59×34 mm)), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (10x vs 30x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (january 2011 vs february 2014).

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)

  • Larger: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

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-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
3 years newer
$171 - $178

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
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly 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)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
3 years newer
$251

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$161

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$389 - $428

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly 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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
5 years newer
$348

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (10x vs 5x), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm).

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
3 years newer
$599 - $649

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-HX7v

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 10x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't

compared toPro digicam competitors

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

However, on average it has a slightly 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/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years newer
$648

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (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
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$398 - $428

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
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
2 years newer
$406 - $449

Significant advantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years newer
$449 - $499

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years newer
$445 - $579

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$426

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.5 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has way more less zoom (10x vs 64.6x), lacks and external mic jack, significantly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 2.0 cm), is older (january 2011 vs february 2015) and is slightly more expensive ($489.00 vs $179.00).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
3 years newer
$220 - $248

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: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
4 years newer
$179 - $180

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 10x
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SX410 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"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (january 2011 vs january 2012).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$149

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 Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
6 months newer
$160

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

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 37 mm), has a significantly 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/3), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (97×55×25 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 2.0 cm).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W70 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$141

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix S6000

Nikon Coolpix S6000
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the S6000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Lighter: 156 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the S6000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S6000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
1 year newer
$119

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the S4300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SD550

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5 years older
$150

Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the SD550 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found