Sony Cybershot WX7

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5.6x
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More than 3x more zoom
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 101x58x27 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
139 g vs 208 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.99 vs $275.00
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              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-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Lowest price Cheaper
              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

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $149 - $218

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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