Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Size
Really small
Standard size 104x69x80 mm
Weight
Light-weight
341 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX500 IS

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Size Smaller 104x69x80 mm vs 123x83x87 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.2" vs 3.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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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 1 f-stop 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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX500 IS:3.2"
              DSC-H200:3.4"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX500 IS:720p @ 25fps
              DSC-H200:720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX500 IS:30x
              DSC-H200:26.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $170 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $159

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $323 - $405

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200.

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              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
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