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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom More zoom 33.8x vs 26.4x
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More than 60% more zoom
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 12.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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-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 Significantly cheaper $179.00 vs $468.88
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The best price we've seen is $290 cheaper (2.6x 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              DSC-H200:530 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              DSC-H200:3.4"
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              DSC-H200:123x83x87 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-HX200V:1,600 ISO
              DSC-H200:3,200 ISO
              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

              $398 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $179 - $275

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $321 - $376

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $184

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $130 - $212

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

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