Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

73

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
224 g vs 234 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$269.00 vs $349.97
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.4 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX10V's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX240 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-HX10V1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX240 HS224 g
              DSC-HX10V234 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX240 HS106×61×33 mm
              DSC-HX10V105×60×34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $441

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $390

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $498 - $547

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger

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