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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

67

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

51

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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)
Size
Significantly smaller
92x51x19 mm vs 101x58x27 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $449

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $129 - $170

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

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