• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-HX7V advantages over Olympus Stylus 1

  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 56 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 404g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Olympus Stylus 1 advantages over Sony DSC-HX7V

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.92 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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.

  • High-quality constant aperture 10.7x zoom lens with excellent performance; Very affordable for what it delivers; Ergonomically sound with a solid, professional feel; Highly customizable; Fast overall performance; Built-in EVF and tilting touchscreen LCD; Automatic lens cap.

  • Smaller sensor size than 1-inch and Micro Four Thirds models mean far lower image quality as ISO tops 800; 28mm eq. is not as wide as some competitors and not overly suited for landscape photography.

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
Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon S8000
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • 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
Olympus Stylus 1
Sony DSC-H55
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • 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
Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon S8100
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon P7100

Sony DSC-HX7V
Nikon P7100
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon P7100
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Sony DSC-HX7V
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus Stylus 1
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
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