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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 330 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
33.8x vs 3.6x
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Around 89.5x 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
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 122×87×93 mm
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4.7x smaller
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.4" vs 3.7"
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2.6x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 583 g
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2.7x lighter
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              DSC-RX100330 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              DSC-HX200V9
              DSC-RX10025
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-HX200V1,600 ISO
              DSC-RX1006,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps

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