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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

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x52x21 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 Much 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
Lowest price Cheaper $182.93 vs $241.23
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 27 mm vs 28 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
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)
Weight Lighter 121 g vs 163 g
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Around 30% lighter
Battery life Longer battery life 200 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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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"
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 510 HS:12x
              DSC-WX200:10.2x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $406

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon IXUS 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $229

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $339

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $129

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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