• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 580.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 765.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony H200 advantages over Nikon L830

  • Less expensive
    $249 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon L830 advantages over Sony H200

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    765 mm vs 580 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 680 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.7 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm SL300

Sony H200
Fujifilm SL300
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon L830
Fujifilm SL300
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Sony H200
Samsung WB2100
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon L830
Samsung WB2100
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon P520

Sony H200
Nikon P520
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L830
Nikon P520
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Sony H200
Samsung WB1100F
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L830
Samsung WB1100F
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon L840

Sony H200
Nikon L840
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L830
Nikon L840
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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