• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX20V advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Sony HX20V

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 500 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-HX9V

Sony HX20V
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX700 HS
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony HX10V

Sony HX20V
Sony HX10V
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SX700 HS
Sony HX10V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony HX30V

Sony HX20V
Sony HX30V
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX700 HS
Sony HX30V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Sony HX20V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Sony HX20V
Canon SX710 HS
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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