• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-HX7V advantages over Panasonic TS7

  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 319g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Panasonic TS7 advantages over Sony DSC-HX7V

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    17 months vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
    1/16000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 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

  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

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  • 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
Panasonic TS7
Nikon S8000
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic TS7
Sony DSC-H55
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic TS7
Nikon S8100
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm F500EXR

Sony DSC-HX7V
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
Panasonic TS7
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 510 HS

Sony DSC-HX7V
Canon 510 HS
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic TS7
Canon 510 HS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
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