As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cybershot H70) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX600 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, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and captures 3D images.

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), 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 DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$600

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 Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
similar age

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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$315 - $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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
2 years newer
$225 - $328

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Has boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the DSC-WX300 vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$328

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX10V vs the DSC-HX7v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer
$330

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (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-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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the DSC-HX20V 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 significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 101x58x27 mm vs prosumer size 110x83x86 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.2 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), has slightly less zoom (10x vs 34.8x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
1 year newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 10x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x87x106 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DSC-HX7v

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
1 year newer
$250 - $260

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX500 IS and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 208 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.1"
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
3 years newer
$227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • More zoom: 34.8x vs 10x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L830 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
2 years newer
$172

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (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 L320 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L320 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
similar age

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Larger: Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm

common strengths of the L120 and DSC-HX7v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L120 vs the Sony Cybershot 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 1080p @ 30fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 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 23.2x15.4mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years newer
$747 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x99x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 479 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 - $567 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-HX7v

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 208 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
similar age
$499 - $774 (body only)
$200 - $617 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i 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 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 nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.4), 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
$448 - $499

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX7v

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
1 year newer
$345 - $398

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX7v

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 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 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact 101x58x27 mm vs super compact 95x53x23 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,000 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
similar age
$250

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

Olympus Stylus Verve S

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the Verve S (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Verve S (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 134k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Verve S and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Olympus Stylus Verve S vs the Sony Cybershot 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
arrow Compare the Cybershot W580 vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Olympus FE-190

Olympus FE-190
4 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-190 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 91x59x19 mm vs Compact 101x58x27 mm
  • Thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 150 g vs 208 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE-190 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 110k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the FE-190 and DSC-HX7v

  • None found
arrow Compare the Olympus FE-190 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T500 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-T500 and DSC-HX7v

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the DSC-T500 vs the DSC-HX7v

Samsung TL350

Samsung TL350
10 months older

Significant advantages of the TL350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,000 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the TL350 (vs the DSC-HX7v)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the TL350 and DSC-HX7v

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Samsung TL350 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V