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Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200

Portability
88
Imaging
47
Features
59
Overall
51
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Key Specs

Canon SX730 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20.3MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 300g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Announced April 2017
  • Succeeded the Canon SX720 HS
  • New Model is Canon SX740 HS
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Introduced July 2010
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Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Overview

Below is a complete comparison of the Canon SX730 HS versus Samsung PL200, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Canon and Samsung. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the SX730 HS (20.3MP) and PL200 (14MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX730 HS was unveiled 6 years later than the PL200 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the SX730 HS grades against the PL200 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX730 HS over the Samsung PL200

 SX730 HS PL200 
IntroducedApril 2017July 2010More recent by 82 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k230kSharper screen (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Canon SX730 HS

 PL200 SX730 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX730 HS and Samsung PL200

 SX730 HS PL200 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera, you will want to consider its weight and volume. The Canon SX730 HS offers exterior measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") having a weight of 300 grams (0.66 lbs) whilst the Samsung PL200 has sizing of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Examine the Canon SX730 HS versus Samsung PL200 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you select at the time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the SX730 HS against the PL200.

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SX730 HS and PL200 is 88 and 94 respectively.

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very difficult to picture the difference between sensor measurements merely by going over specs. The graphic underneath might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the SX730 HS and PL200.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can expect the Canon SX730 HS to deliver greater detail having an extra 6.3 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The younger SX730 HS should have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX730 HS Portrait photography info
Samsung PL200 Portrait photography info
48
has manual focus
megapixel count good (20.3MP)
supports face detection autofocus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
28
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX730 HS
Street photography with Samsung PL200
69
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (300g)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX730 HS as a Sports photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Sports photography camera
48
long zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20.3MP)
supports tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (5.9 frames per second)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
low battery pack (250 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
38
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX730 HS Travel photography advice
Samsung PL200 Travel photography advice
72
lighter than competition in class (300 grams)
has bluetooth
megapixel count good (20.3MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (960mm)
missing Timelapse recording
low battery pack (250 shots)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
58
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon SX730 HS
Landscape photography with Samsung PL200
50
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20.3 megapixels)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
low battery pack (250 shots)
missing Timelapse recording
37
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX730 HS Vlogging info
Samsung PL200 Vlogging info
74
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (300 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
missing external microphone port
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone port
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Canon SX730 HS vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX730 HS and Samsung PL200
 Canon PowerShot SX730 HSSamsung PL200
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Samsung PL200
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2017-04-06 2010-07-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20.3MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.9fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (with Auto ISO) 4.60 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 300g (0.66 lb) 170g (0.37 lb)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 images -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, self-timer) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch cost $399 $0