Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

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Canon IXUS 510 HS

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x52x21 mm
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
 

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
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
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
Help
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
Help
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
Significantly cheaper
$119.99 vs $538.99
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The best price we've seen is $419 cheaper (4.5x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 510 HS:163 g
              DSC-WX200:121 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $419

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $140

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

              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 Significantly 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 Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244 - $400

              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size 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

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $449

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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