LCD and Viewfinder
Sony HX7V has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
HX7V doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony HX7V can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately HX7V doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony HX7V features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony HX7V, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony HX7V will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
HX7V has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Sony HX7V doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect HX7V to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony HX7V Features Compared to Main Competitors