Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Sony SLT A58

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 132x98x81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $380.19 vs $845.69
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The best price we've seen is $466 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight Slightly lighter 583 g vs 618 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A57

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 13x larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SLT A57's maximum light sensitivity is 3.3 f-stops better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life Longer battery life 550 shots vs 450 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Focus points Slightly more focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A57's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              SLT A57:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              SLT A57:618 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              SLT A57:3.2"
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              DSC-HX200V:9
              SLT A57:15
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              SLT A57:132x98x81 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $480 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              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
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              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-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony SLT A57 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $798 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 body only

              $1,298 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,073 body only

              $1,060 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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