This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

About Video Transcript

First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

1:32 /

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.

-Hey! I'm Josh Goldman, senior editor with CNET, and this a look at the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V. So, what you should know about the HX7V is that it's a compact mega zoom with an ultra wide-angle lens with a 10x zoom, which allows a lot of framing flexibility while still being pretty compact. It also has a 16-megapixel EXMOR-R sensor for faster shooting performance and better low-light photos. Now, that sensor also allows it to do some pretty cool things like take high resolution panorama photos by sweeping the camera, shooting full HD movie clips, and taking shots with the Defocus background simulating a shallow depth of field. They are all viewable on this really nice 3-inch high-resolution LCD. Oh and it has a built-in GPS receiver too for geotagging your shots, so that's all fun and I have no real complaints about its photos or shooting performance either. I mean, the photos are somewhat soft when viewed at larger sizes. And although its speed is excellent for a point and shoot, it doesn't mean it's going to be perfect for shooting active kids and pets. Still, considering all the fun features and its capabilities, it's a pretty great camera. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Sony Cyber-shot HX7V.

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video