As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX230 HS and the PowerShot SX220 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 higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it is older (january, 2011 vs september, 2011), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't support an external flash.

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
arrow Compare the Cybershot H70 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$384

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
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

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
arrow Compare the DSC-HX5v vs the DSC-HX7v

Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the WB750 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 440 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WB750 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the WB750 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung WB750 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$368 - $450

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V 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
arrow Compare the DSC-HX50V vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$300

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V 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
arrow Compare the DSC-HX20V vs the DSC-HX7v

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 480p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 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 doesn't record movies in 24p.

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: Nikon CX 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
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$278 - $400

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

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Built-in GPS
arrow Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S90 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 100x58x30 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Very light: 198 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S90 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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 slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 60x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older
$428

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
arrow Compare the DSC-H7 vs the DSC-HX7v

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
2 years newer
$280 - $319

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
1 year older
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 115x83x92 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DSC-HX1 vs the DSC-HX7v

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 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 110k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sanyo VPC-X350

Sanyo VPC-X350
12 years older

Significant advantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sanyo VPC-X350 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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 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
arrow Compare the Cybershot W580 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v