Sony Cybershot WX7 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

61

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×20 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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5.6x
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More than 3x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$159.99 vs $325.99
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The best price we've seen is $166 cheaper (2x less)
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
Significantly smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 102×58×28 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
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $210

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              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 Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $228

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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