As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, ultra compacts, compacts and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS7 and the Lumix DMC-FX55)

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 much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm) and is older (january 2011 vs january 2013).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Long exposures: 60 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
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$376

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

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
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
2 years newer
$255

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WX60 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years newer
$85 - $118

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

  • None found

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-W830 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 has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($278.00 vs $549.00).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.4), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$425 - $448

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
10 months older

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the TL500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$549

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
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes

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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it 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, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (208 g vs 117 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 DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
10 months older
$239

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

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year newer
$227

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

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 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 34 mm), has a significantly 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/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (94×57×24 mm)) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX9 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55
3 years older
$149

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX55 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX55 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FX55 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"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-P10 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
1 year older
$166

Significant advantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-W370 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 40x), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
4 years newer
$170

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

  • 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)

  • Much 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)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the S5100 Zoom and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 387 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"