• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony TX200V advantages over Canon 530 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.35 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    18.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 530 HS advantages over Sony TX200V

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    336 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact and very attractive; water, dust, and freeze-proofed design; useful zoom range from a healthy wide angle to a moderate telephoto; good performance for its form-factor.

  • Poor ergonomics and clumsy user interface; noise present even at base ISO, becomes obtrusive by ISO 3,200; lens is soft in the corners and rather dim.

  • Slim and stylish camera body designed with Canon's classic "box-and-circle" look; highly portable, versatile 12x lens; gorgeous 3.2-inch screen.

  • Built-in WiFi could be easier to use; not everyone will like the touchscreen; average image quality and below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-TX100V

Sony TX200V
Sony DSC-TX100V
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon 530 HS
Sony DSC-TX100V
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 510 HS

Sony TX200V
Canon 510 HS
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 530 HS
Canon 510 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon 520 HS

Sony TX200V
Canon 520 HS
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 530 HS
Canon 520 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony TX66

Sony TX200V
Sony TX66
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $372
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Canon 530 HS
Sony TX66
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $372
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony TX20

Sony TX200V
Sony TX20
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Canon 530 HS
Sony TX20
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
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