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Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V

Portability
66
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V front
Portability
66
Imaging
43
Features
55
Overall
47

Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Key Specs

Sony HX100V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 577g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Launched October 2011
  • Successor is Sony HX200V
Sony HX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 583g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Announced May 2012
  • Old Model is Sony HX100V
  • Successor is Sony HX300
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Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Sony HX100V versus Sony HX200V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are manufactured by Sony. The image resolution of the HX100V (16MP) and the HX200V (18MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The HX100V was released 6 months prior to the HX200V and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving into a complete comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the HX100V scores versus the HX200V for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX100V over the Sony HX200V

 HX100V HX200V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX200V over the Sony HX100V

 HX200V HX100V 
Screen resolution922k921kSharper screen (+1k dot)

Common features in the Sony HX100V and Sony HX200V

 HX100V HX200V 
AnnouncedOctober 2011May 2012Similar age
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera, you'll have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Sony HX100V enjoys outer dimensions of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") accompanied by a weight of 577 grams (1.27 lbs) and the Sony HX200V has dimensions of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") having a weight of 583 grams (1.29 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose at the time. Here is a front view over all size comparison of the HX100V against the HX200V.

Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the HX100V and HX200V is 66 and 66 respectively.

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Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Sensor Comparison

Normally, its difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes merely by checking specifications. The pic underneath may offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the HX100V and HX200V.

Plainly, the 2 cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can expect the Sony HX200V to give you greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots a bit more aggressively.

Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V sensor size comparison

Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX100V as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX200V as a Portrait photography camera
40
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
45
you can focus manually
MP count good (18MP)
has face detect focus
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony HX100V as a Street photography camera
Sony HX200V as a Street photography camera
51
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
heavier than average in class (577 grams)
51
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than average in class (583 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX100V Sports photography information
Sony HX200V Sports photography information
50
amazing zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
57
long zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
has tracking focus
better than average battery (450 shots)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX100V Travel photography information
Sony HX200V Travel photography information
54
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (27mm)
long zoom (810mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than average in class (577 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
57
better than average battery (450 per charge)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (27mm)
great zoom (810mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (583 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX100V Landscape photography info
Sony HX200V Landscape photography info
47
has manual focus
really wide (27mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse function
51
you can focus manually
quite wide (27mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
better than average battery (450 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony HX100V as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX200V as a Vlogging camera
25
really wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no mic support
heavier than average in class (577g)
27
quite wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have mic socket
heavier than average in class (583 grams)
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Sony HX100V vs Sony HX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX100V and Sony HX200V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2011-10-21 2012-05-11
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip BIONZ BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 16 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-810mm (30.0x) 27-810mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 921k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.70 m 12.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 577g (1.27 lb) 583g (1.29 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7")
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 - 450 shots
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FH50 NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
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