Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
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51

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44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Size
Really small
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
341 g
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398 - $448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$480 - $572

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$1,316

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$650

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
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Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$219 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger

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Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Sony

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Canon

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