Sony Cybershot WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
 
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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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 Significantly 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 Slightly cheaper $284.52 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution 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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $194

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              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
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $609 body only

              $200 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $432

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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