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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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)
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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 $275.00 vs $329.95
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX20V:254 g
              DSC-HX7v:208 g

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $368

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly 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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $223

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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