• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 190 IS advantages over Sony HX99

  • Less expensive
    $144 vs $473
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 35 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    138g vs 242g
    Lighter weight

Sony HX99 advantages over Canon 190 IS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    13 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 78k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon 190 IS
Panasonic SZ3
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Sony HX99
Panasonic SZ3
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon 150 IS

Canon 190 IS
Canon 150 IS
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony HX99
Canon 150 IS
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony WX500

Canon 190 IS
Sony WX500
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony HX99
Sony WX500
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 180

Canon 190 IS
Canon 180
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony HX99
Canon 180
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony HX80

Canon 190 IS
Sony HX80
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony HX99
Sony HX80
  • $473
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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