• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-HX7V advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 269g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Sony DSC-HX7V

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Full HD video; Built-in GPS; iSweep Panorama; High-resolution LCD; Fast AF and burst mode.

  • Heavy noise suppression obscures fine detail; Superior Auto wasn't; Movie Record button hard to reach.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S8000

Sony DSC-HX7V
Nikon S8000
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX700 HS
Nikon S8000
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony DSC-H55

Sony DSC-HX7V
Sony DSC-H55
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SX700 HS
Sony DSC-H55
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon S8100

Sony DSC-HX7V
Nikon S8100
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX700 HS
Nikon S8100
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Sony DSC-HX7V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Sony DSC-HX7V
Canon SX710 HS
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight
  • $332
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $332
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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