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Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V

Portability
67
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V front
Portability
66
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V 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 HX100V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 577g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Announced October 2011
  • Newer Model is Sony HX200V
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Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Sony H200 and Sony HX100V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are built by Sony. There is a large difference among the sensor resolutions of the H200 (20MP) and HX100V (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The H200 was introduced 15 months later than the HX100V which makes them a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick view of how the H200 grades versus the HX100V in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony H200 over the Sony HX100V

 H200 HX100V 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013October 2011Fresher by 15 months

Reasons to pick Sony HX100V over the Sony H200

 HX100V H200 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k460kClearer screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Sony H200 and Sony HX100V

 H200 HX100V 
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and size. The Sony H200 has outside measurements of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") having a weight of 530 grams (1.17 lbs) and the Sony HX100V has specifications of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") and a weight of 577 grams (1.27 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you use during that time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the H200 vs the HX100V.

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the H200 and HX100V is 67 and 66 respectively.

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V top view buttons comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizing merely by looking through technical specs. The visual here will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the H200 and HX100V.

As you have seen, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can expect the Sony H200 to provide you with extra detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The younger H200 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V sensor size comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H200 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX100V as a Portrait photography camera
38
MP count decent (20MP)
offers face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
39
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H200 Street photography advice
Sony HX100V Street photography advice
45
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
heavier than competition in class (530 grams)
50
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than average in class (577 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H200 as a Sports photography camera
Sony HX100V as a Sports photography camera
47
incredible zoom range (24-633mm 26.4 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (240 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
49
amazing zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony H200 Travel photography highlights
Sony HX100V Travel photography highlights
53
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
very long zoom (633mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (240 per charge)
heavier than competition in class (530 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
54
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (27mm)
long reach (810mm)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (577g)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H200 Landscape photography highlights
Sony HX100V Landscape photography highlights
41
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
terrible battery power (240 per charge)
missing Time Lapse mode
47
has manual focus
decently wide (27mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
Photography Glossary

Vlogging Comparison

Sony H200 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX100V as a Vlogging camera
25
reasonably wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic port
heavier than competition in class (530g)
25
decently wide (27mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone support
more heavy than average in class (577g)
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Sony H200 vs Sony HX100V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H200 and Sony HX100V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-08 2011-10-21
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 2920 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-633mm (26.4x) 27-810mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focusing distance 20cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech ClearPhoto LCD display XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.80 m 12.70 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 530 gr (1.17 pounds) 577 gr (1.27 pounds)
Physical dimensions 123 x 83 x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 240 photos -
Style of battery AA -
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $250 $429