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)
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
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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 Significantly 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
        Screen resolution Very 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
        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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Is slightly larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $128 - $159

        Size Smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $399

        Zoom Much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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