As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P300 and the Coolpix S9300)

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, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it slightly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm) and is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012).

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-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-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
1 year newer
$177

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly lighter: 142 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (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 DSC-W690 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Super compact 94x56x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds
arrow Compare the DSC-W690 vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$299

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
3 years newer
$129 - $167

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Significantly lighter: 142 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (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 ELPH 150 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact 95x56x23 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$798 - $799

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Compact 101x58x41 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS

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

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x41 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the DSC-RX100 III vs the DSC-HX7v

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

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GX100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the GX100 (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 GX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 112x58x25 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 260 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Ricoh Caplio GX100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
similar age
$350

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 103x58x32 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P300 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$230 - $249

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Compact 99x59x27 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 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 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is much smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 123x92x108 mm) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.2 fps).

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 lacks and external mic jack.

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

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
$300 - $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

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 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k 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 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 95x53x23 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
$108

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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$159

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact 94x56x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX9 vs the Cyber-shot 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

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
similar age
$176

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact 94x56x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX7 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 Cybershot WX7 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Canon PowerShot S400

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the S400 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S400 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V