Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

Items often bought with the Canon SX500 IS or Sony DSC-H200

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 CyberShot DSC-H200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX500 IS

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Size
Smaller
104×70×80 mm vs 123×83×87 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26.4x
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Around 30% more zoom
Weight
Lighter
341 g vs 530 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.2" vs 3.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H200

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-H200's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 195 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-H200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SX500 IS1/1600s
              DSC-H2001/1500s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX500 IS3.2"
              DSC-H2003.4"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX500 IS1,600 ISO
              DSC-H2003,200 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX500 IS720p @ 25fps
              DSC-H200720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX500 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DSC-H2001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX500 IS461k dots
              DSC-H200460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX500 IS30x
              DSC-H20026.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Super zoom

              $166

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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              discussion

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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