Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

53

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great battery life
Battery life
450 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$698 - $798

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
PowerShot SX30 IS
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