As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams, compacts and mirrorless. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Cybershot H70) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L840 and the Coolpix S9200)

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 and has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), is older (january 2011 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$448

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$180

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
3 years newer
$198 - $218

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

  • None found

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

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

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)

  • None found

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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$343

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
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 37.2x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2011 vs february 2013) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
4 years newer
$169 - $199

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 37.2x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L840 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 208 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older
$270

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

  • Significantly 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"

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$500

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 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) 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), is older (january 2011 vs june 2012) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$435 - $448

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
  • 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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
5 months older
$499

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, is slightly heavier (208 g vs 176 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A470

Canon PowerShot A470
2 years older
$230

Significant advantages of the A470 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A470 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the A470 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$186

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Much 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 Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
2 years older
$335

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 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-T300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second
  • 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" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
3 years newer
$85

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-HX7v

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

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
2 years newer
$109

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A2500 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), has a built-in GPS and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100
3 months older
$389 20-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the NX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×71×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 282 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
1 year newer
$530 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the NX1000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX1000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×63×37 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very light: 222 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
1 year newer
$375 - $779 (body only)
$549 - $899 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"