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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-12

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ-12

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the SZ-12's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
Weight Slightly lighter 226 g vs 254 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.6 fps
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More than 16.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life Longer battery life 320 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 107x62x35 mm vs 106x69x40 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $214.99 vs $252.10
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $223

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $246

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus SZ-12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $125

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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