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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

53

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Size
Really small
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
341 g

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$448 - $504

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$195 - $199

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$229

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$389

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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