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

49

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

42

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

$399 - $448

Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360 - $448

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Size Significantly smaller
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$195

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

discussion

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

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