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Sony A330 vs Sony H200

Portability
67
Imaging
51
Features
50
Overall
50
Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 front
Portability
67
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Key Specs

Sony A330
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 529g - 128 x 97 x 71mm
  • Released May 2009
  • Succeeded the Sony A300
Sony H200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-633mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 530g - 123 x 83 x 87mm
  • Released January 2013
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Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Overview

Lets look closer at the Sony A330 vs Sony H200, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both sold by Sony. There is a crucial difference between the resolutions of the A330 (10MP) and H200 (20MP) and the A330 (APS-C) and H200 (1/2.3") offer different sensor measurements.

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The A330 was launched 4 years before the H200 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have different body design with the Sony A330 being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony H200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go into a more detailed comparison, here is a short summary of how the A330 scores vs the H200 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A330 over the Sony H200

 A330 H200 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Sony H200 over the Sony A330

 H200 A330 
ReleasedJanuary 2013May 2009More recent by 44 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Sony A330 and Sony H200

 A330 H200 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to lug around your camera often, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Sony A330 has got physical measurements of 128mm x 97mm x 71mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.8") with a weight of 529 grams (1.17 lbs) and the Sony H200 has measurements of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") and a weight of 530 grams (1.17 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the A330 compared to the H200.

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the A330 and H200 is 67 and 67 respectively.

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 top view buttons comparison

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very tough to imagine the contrast between sensor measurements only by reading specs. The graphic underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the A330 and H200.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The A330 because of its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Sony H200 will offer greater detail utilizing its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The older A330 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 sensor size comparison

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A330 Portrait photography factors
Sony H200 Portrait photography factors
62
focusing manually
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution low (10MP)
38
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
comes with face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A330 Street photography info
Sony H200 Street photography info
76
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
45
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than others (530g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A330 Sports photography factors
Sony H200 Sports photography factors
50
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports phase detect autofocus
slow frames per second (3.0 fps)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
not so great battery life (230 per charge)
47
long zoom range (24-633mm 26.4 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (240 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony A330 Travel photography info
Sony H200 Travel photography info
45
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (230 shots)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
53
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (633mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
bad battery pack (240 per charge)
more heavy than others (530g)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A330 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H200 as a Landscape photography camera
54
focusing manually
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
small screen (2.7 inch)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
not so great battery life (230 CIPA)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
41
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
bad battery pack (240 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A330 Vlogging factors
Sony H200 Vlogging factors
9
no video recording
25
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
more heavy than others (530g)
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Sony A330 vs Sony H200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A330 and Sony H200
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A330Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200
Class Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-05-18 2013-01-08
Body design Compact SLR SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.7mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 369.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3872 x 2592 5184 x 2920
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support Sony/Minolta Alpha fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-633mm (26.4x)
Highest aperture - f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range - 20cm
Amount of lenses 143 -
Focal length multiplier 1.5 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - ClearPhoto LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.49x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 6.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/160 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 529g (1.17 pounds) 530g (1.17 pounds)
Physical dimensions 128 x 97 x 71mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.8") 123 x 83 x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 64 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 535 not tested
Other
Battery life 230 photos 240 photos
Battery form Battery Pack AA
Battery ID NP-FH50 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Retail price $545 $250