As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cybershot H70) and Nikon (such as the 1 J1 and the Coolpix S9100)

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), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.3 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't support an external flash, is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 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)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age
$189

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

  • In-camera panoramas

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$241 - $348

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
1 year older
$685

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Built-in GPS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 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).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$250

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

  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $300.00

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
3 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $300.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years newer
$598

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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
  • No built-in GPS

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
5 months older
$589

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$370 - $448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • In-camera panoramas

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$304

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 2 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P310 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

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 slightly 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.5 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
8 months newer
$240 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (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 J1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 277 g vs 208 g

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
3 years newer
$1,398 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,699 - $2,799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 28 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
3 years newer
$400 (body only)
$275 - $399 9-27mm lens

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

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (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 Mini and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 110x61x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), 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 significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (208 g vs 139 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)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age
$295

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly 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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
similar age

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)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the W580 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens