Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 107x62x35 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Zoom More zoom 33.8x vs 20x
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Around 3x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V

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Size Significantly smaller 107x62x35 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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4.3x smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX30V's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Weight Significantly lighter 254 g vs 583 g
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2.3x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.4" vs 3.7"
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2.7x thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427 - $447

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $484 - $774 body only

        $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $468 - $478

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $365 - $598

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $237

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Lowest price Much cheaper
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Lowest price Much cheaper
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $327 - $347

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $365

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $83 - $449

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $219 - $399

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

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