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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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
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)
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
Zoom More zoom 33.8x vs 26.4x
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More than 60% more zoom
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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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
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 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"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
        DSC-H200:123x83x87 mm

        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
        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
        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

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

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $178

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        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
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $235 - $250

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199

        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-H400

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

        Super zoom

        $278

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $367 - $536

        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-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $627 - $667

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $214

        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

        $140

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

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