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Sony H20 vs Sony HX350

Portability
87
Imaging
33
Features
29
Overall
31
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 front
Portability
62
Imaging
47
Features
51
Overall
48

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Key Specs

Sony H20
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 38-380mm (F3.5-4.4) lens
  • 250g - 107 x 69 x 47mm
  • Revealed May 2009
Sony HX350
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 652g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Released December 2016
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Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Sony H20 vs Sony HX350, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are designed by Sony. There exists a big gap among the image resolutions of the H20 (10MP) and HX350 (20MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The H20 was launched 8 years earlier than the HX350 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Sony H20 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX350 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving right into a detailed comparison, here is a quick view of how the H20 scores vs the HX350 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H20 over the Sony HX350

 H20 HX350 

Reasons to pick Sony HX350 over the Sony H20

 HX350 H20 
ReleasedDecember 2016May 2009More modern by 92 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)

Common features in the Sony H20 and Sony HX350

 H20 HX350 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch display Missing Touch display

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Sony H20 offers outer measurements of 107mm x 69mm x 47mm (4.2" x 2.7" x 1.9") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) and the Sony HX350 has dimensions of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") along with a weight of 652 grams (1.44 lbs).

Examine the Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are employing at that time. Following is a front view measurement comparison of the H20 compared to the HX350.

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the H20 and HX350 is 87 and 62 respectively.

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 top view buttons comparison

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizes purely by going through technical specs. The picture below will give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the H20 and HX350.

As you can tell, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You should anticipate the Sony HX350 to produce more detail utilizing its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images a bit more aggressively. The more aged H20 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 sensor size comparison

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony H20
Portrait photography with Sony HX350
27
focusing manually
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
48
manual focus
decent megapixels (20MP)
has face detection autofocus
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H20 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX350 as a Street photography camera
51
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
more heavy than competition (250 grams)
50
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than competition in class (652 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H20
Sports photography with Sony HX350
26
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
53
excellent zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H20 Travel photography info
Sony HX350 Travel photography info
51
flash built-in
great reach (380mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (250g)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
54
decent megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (1200mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (652g)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H20 Landscape photography features
Sony HX350 Landscape photography features
36
focusing manually
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
50
manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony H20
Vlogging with Sony HX350
23
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone port
more heavy than competition (250g)
27
pretty wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than competition in class (652 grams)
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Sony H20 vs Sony HX350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H20 and Sony HX350
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-05-14 2016-12-20
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 5184 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-380mm (10.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-4.4 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 202k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.10 m 8.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain Off, auto, fill, slow sync, advanced, rear sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 250g (0.55 lb) 652g (1.44 lb)
Physical dimensions 107 x 69 x 47mm (4.2" x 2.7" x 1.9") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 300 photos
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BG1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $249 -