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 (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

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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Battery life
Much longer battery life
350 shots vs 195 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
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)
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
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX500 IS104×70×80 mm
              DSC-H200123×83×87 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX500 IS$190.00
              DSC-H200$187.57
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX500 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DSC-H2001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              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

              $198

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              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

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $156

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

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

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Super zoom

              $279

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Focus points More focus points
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger

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