As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, mirrorless, ultra compacts and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V and the Cybershot H70) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9900 and the Coolpix P310)

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 a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it is older (january 2011 vs january 2012), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't support an external flash, is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$271 - $348

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

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$199

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

  • None found

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
1 year newer
$216

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WB150F and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

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

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and DSC-HX7v

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images 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), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

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
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$406

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P310 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$328 - $398

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $327.99 vs $159.99

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
1 year older
$638

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the G11 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
3 months older
$983

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the G12 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
3 months older
$677 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the D7000 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$677 (body only)
$477 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 208 g

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
similar age
$325 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T3 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 459 g vs 208 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.30 vs $159.99

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (10x vs 37.2x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm) and is older (january 2011 vs february 2015).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
1 year older

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
4 years newer
$200 - $247

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

  • 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 Coolpix 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 Coolpix L840 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Inexpensive: $199.99 vs $159.99

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), captures 3D images, has a built-in GPS, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.5") and is slightly lighter (208 g vs 325 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6
2 years newer
$299 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL6 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL6 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the E-PL6 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 4.0 cm), is older (january 2011 vs february 2014) and is significantly heavier (208 g vs 113 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
3 years newer
$78 - $90

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

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 208 g

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
similar age
$173

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 113 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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 30 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), 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 significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (95×57×22 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 161 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the WX9 (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 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
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

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 Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$289

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5

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

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

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly lighter: 147 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W220 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W220 and DSC-HX7v

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