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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 510 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 10.2x
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Around 40% more zoom
Size Slightly smaller 86x54x20 mm vs 92x52x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX200

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 27 mm vs 28 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX200's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 200 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 121 g vs 163 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $119.99 vs $362.52
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The best price we've seen is $243 cheaper (3x less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 510 HS:86x54x20 mm
              DSC-WX200:92x52x21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 510 HS:0.8"
              DSC-WX200:0.9"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 510 HS:170 shots
              DSC-WX200:200 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              IXUS 510 HS:28 mm
              DSC-WX200:27 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 510 HS:163 g
              DSC-WX200:121 g
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 510 HS:12x
              DSC-WX200:10.2x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $186 - $188

              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $199

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Canon IXUS 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $266

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $396 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $223

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $425

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $246

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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              discussion

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