• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 27mm - 810mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1200mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX200V advantages over Olympus SP-100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer battery life
    450 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Thinner
    93 mm vs 133 mm
    Thinner
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SP-100 advantages over Sony HX200V

  • Less expensive
    $356 vs $454
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    50.0x vs 30.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.49 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Newer
    14 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • 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.
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

The Competition

Compared to Sony HX100V

Sony HX200V
Sony HX100V
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus SP-100
Sony HX100V
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.33 inch
Olympus SP-100
Panasonic FZ60
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Sony HX200V
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P520

Sony HX200V
Nikon P520
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-100
Nikon P520
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX200V
Samsung WB2200F
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Olympus SP-100
Samsung WB2200F
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Less shutter lag
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
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