Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Winner
Canon IXUS 510 HS

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 510 HS. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 510 HS

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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
27 mm vs 28 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$178.60 vs $532.26
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The best price we've seen is $354 cheaper (3x less)
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
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 510 HS86x54x20 mm
              DSC-WX20092x52x21 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 510 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-WX2001080p
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 510 HS0.8"
              DSC-WX2000.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 510 HS170 shots
              DSC-WX200200 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              IXUS 510 HS28 mm
              DSC-WX20027 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 510 HS163 g
              DSC-WX200121 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 510 HS12x
              DSC-WX20010.2x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $146

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $561

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              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

              $180

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $296

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $369

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $215

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $217 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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