Canon IXUS 255 HSSony Cyber-shot WX200
Top 55%677 points
Top 55%
Top 58%640 points
Top 58%
vs
Megapixels
Number of cameras
lowmidhigh
Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
12.1
MP
18.2
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
Best

Canon IXUS 255 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot WX200: 46 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

33.52% more megapixels (photo).
12.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
18.2MP
290
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
245
0

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps
172
0

4. weight

23g lighter.
144g
HTC Re: 65.5g
121g
141
0

5. 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.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
12800ISO
126
0

6. video recording

20% better video recording quality.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
115
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
300shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
230shots
114
0

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
34% have it
100
0

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
48% have it
84
0

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0005s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.000625s
81
0

11. width

4mm narrower.
56.4mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
52.4mm
76
0

12. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
26% have it
73
0

13. volume

18.07% less body volume.
123.35cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
104.47cm³
71
0

14. height

4.9mm shorter.
97.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
92.3mm
71
0

15. thickness

0.9mm thinner.
22.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
21.6mm
70
0

16. resolution

0.08% higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
905 x 509px
69
0

17. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
46% have it
67
0

18. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
14% have it
58
0

19. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
2.7"
58
0

20. 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.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
73% have it
56
0

21. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
88% have it
51
0

22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
66% have it
48
0

23. 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.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
19% have it
47
0

24. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Nikon D800E: 2
1
43
0

25. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
10x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
10x
43
0

26. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
67% have it
41
0

27. widest aperture

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.
3
Ricoh GR II: 1
3.3
41
0

28. 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.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
51% have it
40
0

29. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
88% have it
40
0

30. 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.
240mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
250mm
39
0

31. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
1
38
0

32. 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.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-50c: 720s
4s
37
0

33. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
62% have it
36
0

34. 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.
24mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
25mm
35
0

35. has 3D photo/video recording capabilities

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Sony Cyber-shot WX200
10% have it
33
0

Top 10 cameras

Add to comparison
  • Canon IXUS 255 HS
  • Sony Cyber-shot WX200
Compare