Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x51x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

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
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Significantly smaller 92x51x19 mm vs 101x58x27 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 117 g vs 208 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, 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
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$225 - $328

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $252

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

Sony Cybershot WX10

Compact

$250

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

Sony Cybershot H70

Travel zoom

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

$600

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $499

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$315 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$328

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$125 - $149

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$99 - $128

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$232

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen No touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $299

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

appearance

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discussion

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