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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Really small
Size
Standard size 104x69x80 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
Battery life
Great battery life
350 shots

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
Weight
Lighter
341 g vs 530 g
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Around 40% lighter
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26.4x
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Around 30% more zoom
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
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 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX500 IS:$168.00
              DSC-H200:$155.27
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SX500 IS:1/1600s
              DSC-H200:1/1500s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX500 IS:3.2"
              DSC-H200:3.4"
              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 IS:1,600 ISO
              DSC-H200:3,200 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX500 IS:720p @ 25fps
              DSC-H200:720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX500 IS:104x69x80 mm
              DSC-H200:123x83x87 mm
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX500 IS:30x
              DSC-H200:26.4x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX500 IS:461k dots
              DSC-H200:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              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

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $339 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $249

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $669

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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