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
Battery life
Great battery life
350 shots
 
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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

        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        SX500 IS:461k dots
        DSC-H200:460k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199

        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

        $168

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $178

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $140

        3D Captures 3D images
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315

        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.

        appearance

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

        discussion

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