As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is also often compared to super zooms, ultra compacts and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H10 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix SZ9)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Sony DSC-H20 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.8 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-H10 and DSC-H20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
3 years newer
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ9 and DSC-H20

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
3 years newer
$256

Significant advantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-H90 and DSC-H20

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
1 year newer
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-H20

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
4 years newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-H20

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX160 IS and DSC-H20

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (mid size (107×69×47 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), is thinner (1.9" vs 4.1") and is slightly lighter (250 g vs 583 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.8 fps vs 8 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Heavier: 583 g vs 250 g
  • Thicker: 3.7" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and DSC-H20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.9"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
5 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.8" vs 1.9"
  • Heavier: 590 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-H20

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 250 g
  • Inexpensive: $139.98 vs $598.98

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and DSC-H20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.9"

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 250 g
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-H20

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
similar age

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 33 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S1500 and DSC-H20

  • Very small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Very light: 345 g vs 250 g
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.9"

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
5 years newer
$431 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 1.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and DSC-H20

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 250 g
  • Inexpensive: $430.69 vs $598.98

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H20 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (mid size (107×69×47 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (february 2009 vs february 2014) and is thicker (1.9" vs 0.8").

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
5 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-H20

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-H20

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is newer (february 2009 vs january 2008), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 1/8 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.9), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 mm), is much larger (mid size (107×69×47 mm) vs super compact (88×57×22 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1.9" vs 0.9").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.9"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and DSC-H20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T10 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.9"
  • Significantly lighter: 168 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T10 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-T10 and DSC-H20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WX9 and DSC-H20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930
similar age
$272

Significant advantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×61×26 mm) vs Mid size (107×69×47 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 1.9"
  • Much lighter: 167 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the DSC-H20)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.4" vs 3"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-S930 and DSC-H20

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens