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

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

53

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

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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 $300.00
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (more than 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
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
              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-H90222 g
              DSC-HX7v208 g

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $286 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              $700

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

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

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