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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V front
Portability
66
Imaging
42
Features
55
Overall
47

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Key Specs

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Introduced December 2012
Sony HX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 583g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Introduced May 2012
  • Superseded the Sony HX100V
  • Later Model is Sony HX300
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Overview

Below is a in depth comparison of the Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Sony HX200V, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Olympus and Sony. There exists a substantial gap among the image resolutions of the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) and HX200V (18MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") and HX200V (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The XZ-2 iHS was introduced 8 months later than the HX200V and they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Olympus XZ-2 iHS being a Compact camera and the Sony HX200V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a brief summary of how the XZ-2 iHS matches up vs the HX200V with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Sony HX200V

 XZ-2 iHS HX200V 
IntroducedDecember 2012May 2012More recent by 8 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony HX200V over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 HX200V XZ-2 iHS 
Display resolution922k920kSharper display (+2k dot)

Common features in the Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Sony HX200V

 XZ-2 iHS HX200V 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus XZ-2 iHS has exterior measurements of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs) and the Sony HX200V has sizing of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") with a weight of 583 grams (1.29 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Sony HX200V in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you choose at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the XZ-2 iHS compared to the HX200V.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the XZ-2 iHS and HX200V is 85 and 66 respectively.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to envision the gap in sensor measurements purely by seeing specs. The photograph here should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the XZ-2 iHS and HX200V.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras have different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The XZ-2 iHS with its larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Sony HX200V will show extra detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more recent XZ-2 iHS will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX200V as a Portrait photography camera
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has manual focus
includes face detection focus
exports RAW formats
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
45
manual focus
decent MP (18MP)
supports face detect focusing
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Street photography factors
Sony HX200V Street photography factors
66
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
sensor is small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (346g)
51
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than competition in class (583g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Sports photography camera
Sony HX200V as a Sports photography camera
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (340 shots)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect auto focus
56
amazing zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18MP)
supports tracking focus
good battery power (450 CIPA)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography details
Sony HX200V Travel photography details
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better than average battery power (340 shots)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (346 grams)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
57
good battery power (450 CIPA)
decent MP (18MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (27mm)
great zoom (810mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (583 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography information
Sony HX200V Landscape photography information
55
has manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (340 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
no Timelapse mode
50
manual focus
rather wide (27mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18 megapixels)
good battery power (450 per charge)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging information
Sony HX200V Vlogging information
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fairly wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone socket
display is not selfie friendly
more heavy than competition (346 grams)
27
rather wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing mic port
heavier than competition in class (583g)
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony HX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Sony HX200V
 Olympus XZ-2 iHSSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Sony
Model Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-12-18 2012-05-11
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 18MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3968 x 2976 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 12800 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 35 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 27-810mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.60 m (ISO 800) 12.40 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 346g (0.76 lbs) 583g (1.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 49 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 216 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 photographs 450 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-90B NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $450 $480