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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 10x
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4x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX20V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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Size Significantly smaller 101x58x27 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 208 g vs 254 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $329.99 vs $364.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX20V:$364.99
              DSC-HX7v:$329.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX20V:254 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.

              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $210 - $249

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $328

              Size Much smaller
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $609 body only

              $200 - $660 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,559 - $1,600 body only

              $1,997 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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