Sony H200 vs Sony HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 front
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 front

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 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 HX80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Released March 2016
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Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Sony H200 vs Sony HX80, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are built by Sony. The sensor resolution of the H200 (20MP) and the HX80 (18MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The H200 was manufactured 4 years before the HX80 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Sony H200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX80 being a Compact camera.

Before going right into a full comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the H200 scores against the HX80 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony H200 over the Sony HX80

 H200 HX80 

Reasons to pick Sony HX80 over the Sony H200

 HX80 H200 
ReleasedMarch 2016January 2013Newer by 38 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k460kCrisper display (+461k dot)
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Common features in the Sony H200 and Sony HX80

 H200 HX80 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display size3"3"Same display size
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to travel with your camera, you should factor its weight and volume. The Sony H200 enjoys external measurements of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 530 grams (1.17 lbs) while the Sony HX80 has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") and a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the H200 against the HX80.

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the H200 and HX80 is 67 and 91 respectively.

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 top view buttons comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to picture the gap between sensor dimensions just by looking at a spec sheet. The picture here may offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the H200 and HX80.

As you can see, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You can anticipate the Sony H200 to resolve extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged H200 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 sensor size comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony H200
Portrait photography with Sony HX80
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
comes with face detection focus
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
MP count good (18MP)
has face detect focus
no manual focus
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony H200
Street photography with Sony HX80
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
more heavy than average (530g)
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (245 grams)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H200
Sports photography with Sony HX80
great zoom range (24-633mm 26.4 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (240 per charge)
has no phase detect auto focus
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
has tracking focus
great battery life (390 per charge)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H200 Travel photography features
Sony HX80 Travel photography features
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (633mm)
no Timelapse mode
not so great battery life (240 shots)
more heavy than average (530g)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
great battery life (390 per charge)
lighter than competitors (245 grams)
MP count good (18MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
no Timelapse function
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H200 Landscape photography info
Sony HX80 Landscape photography info
really wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
not so great battery life (240 shots)
no Timelapse mode
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
great battery life (390 CIPA)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H200 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX80 as a Vlogging camera
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than average (530 grams)
decently wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (245g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no microphone socket
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Sony H200 vs Sony HX80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H200 and Sony HX80
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-08 2016-03-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz X
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 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 2920 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-633mm (26.4x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focusing distance 20cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Display tech ClearPhoto LCD display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.80 m 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash Auto, on, slow sync, off, rear sync
Hot shoe
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 530 grams (1.17 pounds) 245 grams (0.54 pounds)
Physical dimensions 123 x 83 x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
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
Battery life 240 pictures 390 pictures
Battery type AA Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Cost at release $250 $368