As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, ultra compacts, waterproofs, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot HX60V and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6600 and the Coolpix S6900)

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 larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), is older (january 2011 vs august 2013), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$2,349

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-WX350

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

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-HX7v

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
2 years newer
$222

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

  • None found

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6600
2 years newer
$291

Significant advantages of the S6600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • 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 S6600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S6600 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$218 - $249

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

  • None found

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) 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), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.4), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$521

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$448 - $739

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
10 months older
$550

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the TL500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (10x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2011 vs february 2016) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer
$550

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • 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"

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 10x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
5 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly more zoom: 39.1x 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 Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), 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 is much larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (january 2011 vs february 2014), is significantly heavier (208 g vs 125 g), is significantly more expensive ($499.95 vs $104.95) and is less popular.

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
3 years newer
$105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to waterproof competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" 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 is slightly larger (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs super compact (93×61×21 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly more expensive ($499.95 vs $205.87), is not waterproof and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 1030 SW (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1030 SW (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1030 SW and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
similar age
$206

Significant advantages of the XP30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP30 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP30 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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 much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 31 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, is slightly heavier (208 g vs 141 g) and is slightly more expensive ($499.95 vs $195.86).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S600 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-S600 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
1 year newer
$196

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (96×54×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-F3 and DSC-HX7v

  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years older
$544

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

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

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

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 A470

Canon PowerShot A470
2 years older
$111

Significant advantages of the A470 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A470 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the A470 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

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 1080p @ 30fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), is much smaller (compact (102×58×28 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$402 (body only)
$349 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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 208 g

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
2 years newer
$636 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

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