Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

73

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

71

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Size
Smaller
105x60x34 mm vs 107x62x35 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
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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 cm vs 5 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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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX20V's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              DSC-HX10V:16x
              DSC-HX20V:20x
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              320 shots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX10V:234 g
              DSC-HX20V:254 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX10V:1.3"
              DSC-HX20V:1.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX10V:105x60x34 mm
              DSC-HX20V:107x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX10V:$349.90
              DSC-HX20V:$329.95
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $449

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $399 - $900

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

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