Building upon the success of the predecessor DSC-HX5V, the Sony Cybershot HX7V appears to be a competent successor powered by a 16.2-megapixel, Sony’s signature Exmor R CMOS sensor. Extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity are all what it promises to offer. Let’s take a closer look to see if the appealing device is really a promising one as we envisaged.Inside the box, you can find a HX7V Digital Camera, of course, a battery pack, a battery charger, a AV/USB cable, a CD-Rom, as well as an user's guide.
The CyberShot DSC-HX7V is indeed an impressive one with a 10x optical zoom Sony G lens, a 16.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor and some other powerful functions all packed in a real compact yet stylish device.
The HX7V features an excellent Sony G 10x optical zoom lens (25-250mm equivalent). This is certainly a powerful asset of the ambitious yet friendly compact.
The sleek yet huge 3-inch 921,000 screen dots Xtra Fine LCD screen adopts the advanced TruBlack technology, which reduces reflecting rate and enhances color contrast and solid dark color. The display is proved to be bright and detailed enough even under sunlight.
The 3D Sweep Panorama as well as 3D Still Image are seriously awesome. It can take 3D images with only one lens and imager by taking two consecutive shots in different focus positions to creates both left-eye and right-eye images, hence a 3D effect.
The Dual Rec mode can shoot both video and 3-megapixel digital still pictures simultaneously with a dedicated still image button and a dedicated movie capture button. The newly improved Superior Auto and Intelligent Auto modes allow the camera to recognize the correct scene and conditions automatically, making it much easier for users to take the best shot without much effort.
A built-in GPS and Compass can be found in the Sony DSC-HX7V. Shot location and direction on Google map can now be recorded and shown. The new function is particularly welcome by users who love to travel around with their cameras. The Picture Motion Browser is convenient and easy enough to use.
All in all, the Sony CyberShot HX7V is a stylish compact with excellent performance. It is able to addresses the growth of the compact high-zoom camera and manages to improve from the previous models with new functions like the powerful 3D Panorama, intelligent auto mode, and the good anti-shake mechanism. It is particularly an apt choice for travelers.