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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Size
Really small
Compact 105x60x34 mm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-H90's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $279.99
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 101x58x27 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 208 g vs 222 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-H90:222 g
              DSC-HX7v:208 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $384

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $248

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $180

              Size Smaller
              Waterproof Waterproof
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

              Sony Cybershot W580

              Compact

              $133

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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