Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Size Slightly smaller 101x58x27 mm vs 102x58x29 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5v

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Weight Slightly lighter 200 g vs 208 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        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
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        30 seconds
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        10x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $368

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Travel zoom

        $499

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $500

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798 - $799

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

        Compact

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $169

        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

        Sony Cybershot WX10

        Compact

        $228

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $247 - $265

        Zoom More zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Travel zoom

        $100

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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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.