As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, ultra compacts, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX610 HS and the PowerShot G7 X)

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), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (105×59×34 mm)) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3").

However, on average it has slightly 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 april 2015).

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

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

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$351

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)

  • Larger: Compact (105×60×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older
$215

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$197

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

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

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 (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4"), is slightly lighter (208 g vs 290 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$348

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P310 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years newer
$530 - $649

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

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

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

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

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: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$349

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$798

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

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

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

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 much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (january 2011 vs february 2014), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 125 g) and is much more expensive ($559.00 vs $88.00).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
3 years newer
$88 - $110

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T700 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), captures 3D images, is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (139×102×66 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.1" vs 2.6").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 28 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
4 years newer
$497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 208 g

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
3 years newer
$1,599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (95×54×23 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), is older (january 2011 vs january 2012) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$386

Significant advantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$350

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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age

Significant advantages of the W580 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the W580 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens