As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot SX720 HS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-Shot HX60V)

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 slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 30x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), is older (january 2011 vs january 2015), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$259

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

  • 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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
5 years newer
$277 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 10x
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$150 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX610 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$323

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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
3 years newer
$340

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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 @ 24fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps).

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$431 (body only)
$390 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • 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

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
1 year older
$536 (body only)
$700 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the D5000 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
1 year older
$309 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the T2i and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $308.99 vs $299.99

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 4"), is significantly lighter (208 g vs 538 g), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 41.7x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
4 years newer
$159

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
  • Inexpensive: $159.00 vs $299.99

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
3 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 42x vs 10x
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX520 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 441 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year newer
$199

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 10x
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 555 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the P510 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $299.99

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (108×62×33 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4"), is slightly lighter (208 g vs 255 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly 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 significantly 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.

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year newer
$220

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (108×62×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XF1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (108×62×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (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
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$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
  • 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and is newer (january 2011 vs september 2004).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

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 thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
6 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Lighter: 146 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX5 (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 DSC-WX5 and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$188

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-M1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-M1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-M1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-M1 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year newer
$165

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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
  • Much 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