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Old Apr 7, 2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Sony Cybershot HX5V vs Canon Powershot SX210IS

I have narrowed it down to these 2. Can someone please tell me which one is better? The canon has 14x optical zoom and the sony only has 10x optical zoom. Will there be a big difference? Also, canon has 14mp and sony only has 10. The main reason I am leaning towards the sony is because of the panoramic sweep feature. Low light and indoor quality is also very important. I would just like to know which one will take the best pictures.
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're delighted that you dropped by.

My vote goes to the Sony HX5. The Hand Sweep Panorama, Twilight Mode, its high ISO capability, and excellent HD video make it a real winner. Check out our Sony P+S Folder there are lots of photo samples and almost 100 posts on the HX5.

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Thank you so much. I think I will go with the Sony. The only question I have is, what is the difference between 10x zoom and 14x zoom? That is the only reason I am still considering the canon, really.
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I happily accept the Sony HX5's 10X zoom because of all the additional features it brings to the table such as hand sweep panorama, twilight mode, the best HD video with enhanced IS that automatically takes out the jerkiness from your videos, and the HX5's high ISO capability plus GPS and a compass and the Canon SX-210 does not even have some of those features.

Those added features make the added 4X of optical zoom pale in comparison.

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Thanks! I just ordered it and can't wait to start using it!
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Congratulations on your camera decision. We delighted that we were able to assist you.

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the HX5's high ISO capability plus GPS and a compass and the Canon SX-210 does not even have some of those features.



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I take your word that the HX5 has good high ISO capability. It's a shame that the HX1 does not do so well in that same category since it has a 20x zoom. Then again the HX1 is bulky so that is another trade off.
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You have to remember that the HX-1 (I own one) was the first generation of CMOS imagers. The HX5 (I own one) is using an entirely new back lighted CMOS imager. If you read in the Sony P+S folder I explain how the imagers are constructed entirely differently. There are also multiple photos from the HX-1, WX-1, TX-1 (I own one), TX-7, and HX5 cameras that are all utilizing the CMOS design imager.

And yes, there are HX5 photos at ISO 1600 as well for your viewing pleasure.

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You have to remember that the HX-1 (I own one) was the first generation of CMOS imagers. The HX5 (I own one) is using an entirely new back lighted CMOS imager. If you read in the Sony P+S folder I explain how the imagers are constructed entirely differently. There are also multiple photos from the HX-1, WX-1, TX-1 (I own one), TX-7, and HX5 cameras that are all utilizing the CMOS design imager.

And yes, there are HX5 photos at ISO 1600 as well for your viewing pleasure.

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I saw explanation after my post and thought that might be the issue... thanks.
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Congratulations on your camera decision. We delighted that we were able to assist you.

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I just ordered one also along with an A550. Thanks for making me spend more money on cameras Sarah. I can blame Jim more for the A550 purchase though. LOL
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