Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Size
Really small
Compact (105×60×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
234 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

Items often bought with the DSC-HX20V or DSC-HX10V

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Size
Smaller
105×60×34 mm vs 107×62×35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
234 g vs 254 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$351.11 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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Almost the same
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              320 shots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX10V1.3"
              DSC-HX20V1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX10V234 g
              DSC-HX20V254 g
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX10V105×60×34 mm
              DSC-HX20V107×62×35 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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $1,027

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              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-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $948

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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