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

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

67

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

62

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)
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Weight
Light-weight
200 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (102×58×29 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

Items often bought with the DSC-HX7v or DSC-HX5v

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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.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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Screen resolution
Significantly 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
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
102×58×28 mm vs 102×58×29 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$300.00 vs $405.86
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The best price we've seen is $106 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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recommendations

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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-HX7v1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-HX5v1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-HX7v102×58×28 mm
              DSC-HX5v102×58×29 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

              Sony Cybershot W580

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $358

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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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.