As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs 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 S9100 and the D5100)

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 230k dots), has in-camera HDR, captures 3D images and is slightly less expensive ($159.99 vs $348.00).

However, on average it is older (january, 2011 vs february, 2012), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

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
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Cybershot H70 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DSC-HX5v vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$348 - $368

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

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None
  • Supports an external flash

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX50V vs the DSC-HX7v

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
similar age
$247 - $265

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the S9100 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • 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-HX30V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX30V 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-HX30V vs the 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 wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs professional size 129x93x103 mm).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), has slightly less zoom (10x vs 30x), lacks and external mic jack, slightly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm) and doesn't shoot RAW.

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
  • 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-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
3 years newer
$478

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 129x93x103 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much heavier: 660 g vs 208 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
1 year older
$549

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (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 DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 115x83x92 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DSC-HX1 vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
similar age
$627 - $667

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Much heavier: 577 g vs 208 g
  • Much thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Built-in GPS
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older
$551

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 118x76x89 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 367 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3.0"
  • Much larger: Large 128x93x129 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the S9000 Zoom and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom 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 101x58x41 mm), captures 3D images, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.6"), is slightly lighter (208 g vs 281 g) and has a built-in GPS.

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), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

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 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

  • Fairly 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 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

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 none), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
similar age
$352 - $415 (body only)
$495 - $797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 127x96x78 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5100 and DSC-HX7v

  • Inexpensive: $352.00 vs $159.99
arrow Compare the Nikon D5100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
2 years older
$600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XS and DSC-HX7v

  • Very small: Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS vs the Sony Cybershot 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 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 110k 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 have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

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

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot WX10 vs the Cyber-shot 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

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Inexpensive: $141.21 vs $159.99
arrow Compare the Cybershot W580 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ2 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 85k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LZ2 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 3.0"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (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: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the DSC-T300 vs the DSC-HX7v

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"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 110k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sanyo VPC-X350 vs the Sony Cybershot 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