• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX200V advantages over Sony HX300

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

Sony HX300 advantages over Sony HX200V

  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 810 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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.

  • Super-versatile 50x optical zoom lens helps you capture everything from wide-angle cityscapes to zoomed in portraits from what feels like a mile away; Still quite light and portable considering the powerful lens; Comfortable and ergonomic design; Full HD video recording at up to 60p, with good quality.

  • Relatively small, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor delivers average image quality that degrades quickly at high sensitivities; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped; Slow camera to use overall.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Sony HX200V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Less shutter lag
Sony HX300
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony HX100V

Sony HX200V
Sony HX100V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony HX300
Sony HX100V
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ60
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Sony HX200V
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability
Sony HX300
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Sony HX400V

Sony HX200V
Sony HX400V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
Sony HX300
Sony HX400V
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
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