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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are generally positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the storage and energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the focus and flash.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, size

battery, color, memory, energy, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the storage.

portability, usability, price, performance, design

storage

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSCHX7V Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera - Black (16.2MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony DSCHX7V Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera - Black (16.2MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX7V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and image quality. Many are less positive about the memory, while comments are divided on the usability.

image quality, price

memory

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX7V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom G Lens, 3D Sweep Panorama, and Full 1080/60i HD VSony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX7V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom G Lens, 3D Sweep Panorama, and Full 1080/60i HD V

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

 

The compact 10x-zoom Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V packs in features and delivers impressive, low-noise images even at its highest ISO. But it falls a bit shy of its predecessor in terms of image sharpness.

Large, high-resolution LCD. 10x optical zoom lens. Top-notch low-light performance. Good HD video quality.

Images are a bit soft. Finicky GPS. Disappointing 3D capture. No dedicated battery charger. Slow to start recording video.

The GPS automatically adds coordinates to your image, allowing you to see the position from which a photo was taken in Picasa, iPhoto, and other compatible applications. Unfortunately, the GPS on the HX7V was a little temperamental in my tests. It took...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V review

 

Sony's 2011 Cyber-shot lineup has three compact megazooms in it: the high-end HX9V , the low-end H70 , and, snuggled in between, the HX7V. The HX7V is essentially a beefed-up version of the H70, featuring the same lens and body size, but backed by a...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V is a feature-filled compact megazoom with very good photo and video quality and fast shooting performance.

The HX7V's photos aren't the sharpest, its interface can be sluggish, and there are a couple of minor design issues.

There's very little not to like about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V, as it solves common snapshot camera issues while still being relatively simple and fun to use.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX7V Preview

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V is the mid-range model in a series of five new cameras recently announced from Sony at CES. It features a Sony G-series 10x optical zoom lens, 1080/60i AVCHD video recording, a 3" LCD viewing screen, a huge 16.2 megapixel "Exmor...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V Test

 

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V Test : Die Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V ist ein hoch entwickelte, digitale Kompaktkamera, die Anfang dieses Jahres bei der CES-Messe in Las Vegas eingeführt wurde. Die 16,2 Megapixel Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V zeichnet sich durch ein...

Oct, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V is a feature-packed travel-zoom camera, offering a 10x, 25-350mm zoom lens, 16.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass, full 1080i high-definition video recording with...

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V is a great alternative to the more expensive HX9V, our favourite travel-zoom, featuring a more modest 10x zoom, slightly slower autofocus, and "only" 1080i video, but otherwise offering all of the same cutting-edge features,...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V Digital Camera

 

If versatility is as important to you as image and video quality, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V is the camera to get, and its flexibility made it our top recommendation among advanced compact cameras. The device combines a 10x zoom and perfect image...

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V review

 

It might be easier to list what the Sony DSC-HX7 doesn't have, rather than the things that it does. Sony has crammed pretty much everything but the kitchen sink into this sturdy little snapper: it produces huge panoramic shots in single sweep, can take...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

 

With a built-in GPS and compass, the 10x optical zoom HX7V from Sony is definitely a traveller's camera.

The HX7V will be available in Australia from March or April this year.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V Review, Price in India

 

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V is one of the budget cameras which offer a lot to the masses.

If you are looking for a compact megazoom camera then the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V is surely worth giving a shot. Its low light photo quality, good shooting performance and unlimited features are some of the reasons why you should go for the gadget. It...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony Cybershot HX7v GPS Pocket Zoom Review

 

Joshua Waller reviews the new Sony Cybershot HX7v - Sony's new pocket zoom features a high speed CMOS sensor, and GPS.

GPS provides useful information - quick lock; Full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom; Good image quality - excellent colour; Built in optical image stabilisation; Excellent low noise up to ISO1600; Images look great on the high quality...

Some purple fringing in extreme conditions

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):290

Camera

Camera playback:Slide show
Contrast adjustment: No
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Rotating, Trimming
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y
Saturation adjustment: No
Start-up time:Approx. 2 sec.
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Red / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, pre-flash, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Digital Zoom:40
Extra/Smart zoom:72
Filter size:N
Focal length range (f-f):0.169 - 1.67
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.984 - 9.84
Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 5.5
Camera CCD sensor:Exmor R CMOS sensor
Camera shutter speed:2 - 1/1.600
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4 x 1.13 x 2.27
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.984 - 9.84
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (Windows only)

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.2
Sensor Type:CMOS

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.13
Height:2.27
Weight:6.28
Width:4.02