Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Really small
Size
Compact 107x62x35 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Takes 3D photos
3D
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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Size
Significantly smaller
107x62x35 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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4.3x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.4" vs 3.7"
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2.7x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
254 g vs 577 g
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2.3x lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.99 vs $599.99
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX100v's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 20x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
410 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital 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 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX20V$499.99
              DSC-HX100v$599.99
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $241 - $348

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $378

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $450

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $345

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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