As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot SX230 HS)

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 larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (10x vs 25x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january 2011 vs january 2014) 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)

  • 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer

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)
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
2 years newer
$217

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (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-WX200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
5 years newer
$338

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years newer
$118 - $133

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 208 g

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$259 - $260

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 10x
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shoots slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) 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), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$448

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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (109×60×27 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
2 years newer
$745

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Typ112 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (103×63×28 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

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 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 31 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots) and is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), 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).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

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

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.1"

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 none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 210k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
4 years older

Significant advantages of the K10D (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the K10D (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 210k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the K10D and DSC-HX7v

  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"

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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (208 g vs 139 g).

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
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year newer
$169

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 128 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S3300 and DSC-HX7v

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

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$386

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • 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

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • 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)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100
3 years older
$400

Significant advantages of the DSC-T100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Smaller: Super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-T100 and DSC-HX7v

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