As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to waterproofs, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX610 HS and the PowerShot SX720 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.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm) and is older (january 2011 vs february 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$428

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 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"

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$195 - $229

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

  • None found

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
5 years newer
$286 - $379

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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$300

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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$290

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

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX7v

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

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs compact (130×64×28 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 7 fps), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2011 vs february 2015) and is significantly more expensive ($499.00 vs $179.00).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
4 years newer
$179 - $229

Significant advantages of the TG-860 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-860 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (130×64×28 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the TG-860 and DSC-HX7v

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

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 460k dots), is much smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs large (130×97×118 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (10x vs 60x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, significantly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm) and is older (january 2011 vs july 2013).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
2 years newer
$240 - $298

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DSC-HX7v

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

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
4 years newer
$229 - $235

Significant advantages of the 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 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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
2 years older
$160

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×75×89 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 208 g
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 10x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the P900 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
2 years newer
$242

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (123×83×87 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

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 (95×54×23 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm).

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$239

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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$347

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

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$350

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ZR15 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years older
$550

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DSC-HX7v

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

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
1 year newer
$160

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the A3400 IS and DSC-HX7v

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX37 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 146 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX37 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DMC-FX37 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds