• 1/2.4 inch 27.1mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-HX5V advantages over Canon SD4500 IS

  • Fast startup
    ~2.20 vs 3.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.30 vs 0.68 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon SD4500 IS advantages over Sony DSC-HX5V

  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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.
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZS1S

Sony DSC-HX5V
Panasonic DMC-ZS1S
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SD4500 IS
Panasonic DMC-ZS1S
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm F70EXR

Sony DSC-HX5V
Fujifilm F70EXR
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $214
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon SD4500 IS
Fujifilm F70EXR
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $214
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZR1

Sony DSC-HX5V
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Canon SD4500 IS
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S8100

Sony DSC-HX5V
Nikon S8100
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SD4500 IS
Nikon S8100
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Ricoh CX5

Sony DSC-HX5V
Ricoh CX5
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wider angle lens
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SD4500 IS
Ricoh CX5
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
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