Feature-filled compact megazoom with very good photo and video quality.
Fast shooting performance.
AVCHD Full HD recording at 24Mbps.
Lens with good telephoto capability for a compact.
Ability to zoom in Movie mode.
3D still photo and panoramic capture.
Manual control over shutter and aperture.
GPS provides useful information.
Excellent low noise up to ISO1600.
Images look great on the high quality screen.
Interface can be sluggish.
There are a couple of minor design issues.
Superior Auto slow things down and doesn't always produce better results.
Soft corners at wide angle.
Noticeable chromatic aberration at telephoto.
GPS can be slow to sync.
Heavy noise suppression gives images a watercolor look.
No control over NR.
Some purple fringing in extreme conditions.
By CNET UK on September 06, 2011
Sony could command far more than £250 or so for the impressive Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V compact camera. With a 10x zoom, tonnes of features, and a 16.2-megapixel sensor, it's shot to the top of our shopping...100
By PC Mag on August 29, 2011
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....70
By CNET Asia on August 15, 2011
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 fast to use....78
By PhotographyBLOG on August 10, 2011
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...90
By The Imaging Resource on July 30, 2011
The Sony HX7V meets HP's definition of a computer with a lens, and then some. First, you'll get a wide array of novel features, including the valuable iSweep Panorama and high definition video recording that will probably make you think twice...-
By ePHOTOzine on June 21, 2011
The Sony Cybershot HX7v is an extremely well built camera, with a high quality metal body, and good design. The rubber grip is good, and the camera performs well in every situation, thanks to low noise, built in image stabilisation, and a great...90
By Tom's Guide on June 13, 2011
Sony says its camera takes two shots for every click of the shutter and combines them to create a “defocused” background like a DSLR would. Sony also adds in features like 3D image and...-
By DigitalVersus on February 22, 2011
The new features of the Sony Cyber-shot HX7V are clearly aimed at correcting flaws in the previous model. As a result, even if the 16 Megapixels aren't used to their full potential and the GPS is effectively useless, we can't find much wrong...100
By Photography Bay on January 26, 2011
The Sony Cyber-shot HX7V is a 16.2MP point and shoot camera powered by Sony’s signature Exmor R CMOS sensor. The HX7V features a 10x optical zoom lens (25-250mm equivalent). I had the opportunity to handle the HX7V and capture a few images with...-
By TecnoZoom on January 26, 2012
LaSony Cyber-shot HX7V è una fotocamera compatta di ultima generazione con alcune delle più moderne caratteristiche tecniche in commercio. Tra le altre trovano spazio il sistema GPS e la bussola che consentono di geo-localizzare le proprie...70