As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G16 and the PowerShot SX600 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) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is older (january 2011 vs january 2013), is slightly more expensive ($459.99 vs $169.00) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

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)

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

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)

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
2 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly lighter: 124 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
3 years newer
$268 - $293

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly lighter: 137 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
4 years newer
$169 - $227

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S7000 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs sigma x3 20.7x13.8mm) and is older (january 2011 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
3 years newer
$548 - $699

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-HX7v

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $547.99 vs $459.99

Sigma DP2X

Sigma DP2X
similar age

Significant advantages of the DP2X (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DP2X (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DP2X and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×60×56 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 208 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years older
$617 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the D60 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×94×64 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
2 years older
$330 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 208 g

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
2 years newer
$399 - $400 (body only)
$379 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SL1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 208 g

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A200 (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-A200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"

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), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a marginally 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
2 years newer
$700

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

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

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash

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
  • Significantly 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
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $459.99

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$405

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $405.00 vs $459.99

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly 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), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (115×83×92 mm)) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), doesn't have a screen which flips out, 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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
1 year older
$600

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 544 g vs 208 g

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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

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 (88×57×22 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 139 g) and is slightly more expensive ($459.99 vs $199.00).

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$346

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • 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 Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$155

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 S5100

Nikon Coolpix S5100
4 months older
$199

Significant advantages of the S5100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly lighter: 132 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 (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 S5100 and DSC-HX7v

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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$293

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
  • Significantly 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-W130

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130
2 years older
$150

Significant advantages of the DSC-W130 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W130 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W130 and DSC-HX7v

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