Sony Cyber-shot WX200 vs Canon IXUS 255 HS
Top 13 Reasons for the
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
Compared to Canon IXUS 255 HS
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
1.50x more megapixels (photo)
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
4.17x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
23 g lighter
Clearly higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
1080 x 24 fps
25% better video recording quality
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Less body volume
18.07% less body volume
4 mm narrower
A little thinner
0.90 mm thinner
4.90 mm shorter
Longer maximum focal length
10 mm longer maximum focal length. A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
WiMAX technology is a standard based wireless technology which is used to provide internet access and multimedia services at very high speed and it can cover about 30 miles.
Sony Cyber-shot WX200 is better than Canon IXUS 255 HS because...
Top 13 Reasons for the
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Compared to Sony Cyber-shot WX200
Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
25% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Somewhat higher resolution
0.08% higher resolution
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Has AF tracking
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Appreciably more microphone(s)
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Has a BSI sensor
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Somewhat bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Vastly longer exposure time
11 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
Has a hot shoe
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Shorter minimum focal length
1 mm shorter minimum focal length. A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
More advanced digic 5 image processor