Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

53

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (102×58×28 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (102×58×29 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Travel zoom

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Travel zoom

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$237

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

discussion

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Jos_iQctm2011 (2:05 AM, November 02, 2011)
Guest: Are you kidding about not worth the extra money??? Maybe from the hx7v to the hx9v that's could be a true statement, but considering the hx5v vs. the hx7v, then there is no way you can not prefer the hx7v. I highly recommend you paying the extra money for it. Thanks.
 
Guest (2:35 AM, July 17, 2011)
I am thinking about getting the HX5V because it is much less expensive, and the HX7V is not worth the extra money.