• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 22mm - 580mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 875mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony H200 advantages over Sony H300

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $154 vs $188
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Wider angle lens
    22 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Sony H300 advantages over Sony H200

  • More lens zoom
    35.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    15 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax X-5

Sony H200
Pentax X-5
  • $187
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony H300
Pentax X-5
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Sony H200
Panasonic LZ30
  • $187
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
  • $174
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
Sony H300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $174
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Sony H200
Fujifilm S6800
  • $187
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
Sony H300
Fujifilm S6800
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm S4800

Sony H200
Fujifilm S4800
  • $187
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More dots on screen
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Sony H300
Fujifilm S4800
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon L830

Sony H200
Nikon L830
  • $187
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Sony H300
Nikon L830
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
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