Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

64

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 over the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v.

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
$169.99 vs $275.00
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% 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 significantly 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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recommendations

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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-H90:222 g
              DSC-HX7v:208 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $145

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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