As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, mirrorless 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 ELPH 150 IS and the Powershot SX40)

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 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012) and lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$169

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

  • Fairly small: Compact 101x57x28 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds
arrow Compare the Cybershot H70 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$400

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-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$350

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX10V vs the 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
  • Fairly small: Compact 102x58x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the DSC-HX5v vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$215

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • 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)

  • Significantly larger: Compact 107x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
2 years newer
$305

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 92x52x21 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 121 g vs 208 g
  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact 92x52x21 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-WX200 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

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 101x58x27 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a much 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 much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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2 years newer
$619 - $648

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Larger: Compact 101x58x38 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS

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

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x38 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the DSC-RX100 II vs the DSC-HX7v

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
4 months older
$309 - $344

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (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 S95 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 99x58x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Very light: 193 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S95 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 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is much smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 123x92x108 mm) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 0 cm).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$418

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 130x93x103 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much heavier: 650 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
8 months newer
$323 - $405

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • More zoom: 35x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x92x108 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SX40 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
3 years newer
$188 - $198

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 35x vs 10x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large 129x95x122 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the CyberShot DSC-H300 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
3 years older

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
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm

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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
1 year newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x87x106 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90
1 year older

Significant advantages of the P90 (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 P90 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 83x114x99 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the P90 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 400 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P90 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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 significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 19.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 months newer
$373 (body only)
$400 - $450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Inexpensive: $372.99 vs $228.00
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 years newer
$448 - $600 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
arrow Compare the Alpha A5000 vs the Cyber-shot 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs compact 94x57x24 mm), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 161 g), 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
$141

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

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix S5300

Nikon Coolpix S5300
3 years newer
$147

Significant advantages of the S5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lighter: 138 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the S5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the S5300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S5300 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact 97x54x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-FS7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$228

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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX10 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v