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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

69

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

57

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 16x
Help
Around 60% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Much 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
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
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 2 f-stops better
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$284.70 vs $343.47
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX240 HS$343.47
              DSC-HX10V$284.70
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX240 HS224 g
              DSC-HX10V234 g
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Size Large Help
              SX240 HS106x61x33 mm
              DSC-HX10V105x60x34 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

              $367

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $177

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              Deepak Biswas (10:30 AM, May 10, 2012)
              sony is better in between nikon s9200 canon sx 240 and sony hx 10vcomparison