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

46

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$500

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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $180

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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