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Sony H200 vs Sony H50

Portability
67
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
29

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Key Specs

Sony H200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-633mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 530g - 123 x 83 x 87mm
  • Launched January 2013
Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Photography Glossary

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Sony H200 and Sony H50, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are sold by Sony. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the H200 (20MP) and H50 (9MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The H200 was revealed 4 years later than the H50 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Sony H200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony H50 being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the H200 matches up vs the H50 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony H200 over the Sony H50

 H200 H50 
RevealedJanuary 2013January 2009More recent by 49 months
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony H200

 H50 H200 
Focus manually Very exact focus

Common features in the Sony H200 and Sony H50

 H200 H50 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera, you'll need to think about its weight and proportions. The Sony H200 has exterior dimensions of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") with a weight of 530 grams (1.17 lbs) whilst the Sony H50 has measurements of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs).

Compare the Sony H200 and Sony H50 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the H200 versus the H50.

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the H200 and H50 is 67 and 69 respectively.

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 top view buttons comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to imagine the contrast between sensor measurements purely by looking at specifications. The photograph below may offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the H200 and H50.

To sum up, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You should expect the Sony H200 to give you more detail because of its extra 11MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The younger H200 provides an advantage in sensor tech.

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 sensor size comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H200 Portrait photography advice
Sony H50 Portrait photography advice
38
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
27
manual focus
no external flash support
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H200 Street photography highlights
Sony H50 Street photography highlights
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competition in class (530g)
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than others (547g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H200 Sports photography information
Sony H50 Sports photography information
47
amazing zoom range (24-633mm 26.4 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (240 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
32
long zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
low fps (2.0 fps)
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H200
Travel photography with Sony H50
53
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (633mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
bad battery pack (240 per charge)
heavier than competition in class (530g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
44
flash built-in
very long zoom (465mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (547 grams)
MP count low (9MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony H200
Landscape photography with Sony H50
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quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
bad battery pack (240 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
34
manual focus
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
MP count low (9MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H200 Vlogging advice
Sony H50 Vlogging advice
25
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
heavier than competition in class (530 grams)
19
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support
more heavy than others (547 grams)
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Sony H200 vs Sony H50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H200 and Sony H50
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-08 2009-01-15
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD 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 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 2920 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-633mm (26.4x) 31-465mm (15.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/2.7-4.5
Macro focus range 20cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 460k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech ClearPhoto LCD display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.80 m 9.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD -
Microphone 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 530g (1.17 lb) 547g (1.21 lb)
Physical dimensions 123 x 83 x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 240 photographs -
Style of battery AA -
Battery model 4 x AA NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $250 $80