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

70

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
450 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200.

differences

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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 12.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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)
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly 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
123×83×87 mm vs 122×87×93 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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$185.83 vs $629.93
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The best price we've seen is $444 cheaper (3.4x 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-HX200V450 shots
              DSC-H200350 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              DSC-H200530 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              DSC-H2003.4"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-HX200V1,600 ISO
              DSC-H2003,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm
              DSC-H200123×83×87 mm

              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DSC-HX200V1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              DSC-H2001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-HX200V33.8x
              DSC-H20026.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $273

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 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 built-in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 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 built-in panoramas

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $501

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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