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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
 
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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
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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
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        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
        Weight Heavy Help
        DSC-HX20V:254 g
        DSC-HX7v:208 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $315 - $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

        $328

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $499

        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

        $600

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $328

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Travel zoom

        $499

        Lowest price More expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $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
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278 - $279

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Much lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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