• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX530 HS advantages over Sony HX90V

  • Less expensive
    $249 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Sony HX90V advantages over Canon SX530 HS

  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 390 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    245g vs 442g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • 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 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX530 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bulb shutter
Sony HX90V
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX530 HS
Canon SX520 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Sony HX90V
Canon SX520 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony WX500

Canon SX530 HS
Sony WX500
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony HX90V
Sony WX500
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Canon SX530 HS
Canon SX540 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Sony HX90V
Canon SX540 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony HX80

Canon SX530 HS
Sony HX80
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony HX90V
Sony HX80
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in GPS
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
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