Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

60

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 over the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 12.5x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
33.8x vs 26.4x
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More than 60% more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H200

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Slightly smaller
123x83x87 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-H200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$155.78 vs $336.19
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
530 g vs 583 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.4" vs 3.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-HX200V:450 shots
              DSC-H200:350 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              DSC-H200:530 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              DSC-H200:3.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              DSC-H200:123x83x87 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-HX200V:1,600 ISO
              DSC-H200:3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x
              DSC-H200:26.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $342 - $429

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $368

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $241 - $268

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $326

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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