Canon PowerShot SX420 is vs Sony DSC-QX10-B

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Sony DSC-QX10-B

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
6% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 20MP digital camera. That's 1.1MP higher than the Sony DSC-QX10-B (18.9MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

77% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 32x bigger than the Sony DSC-QX10-B (10x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s longer than the Sony DSC-QX10-B (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
4 Reasons For
0.2 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-QX10-B is 3.3 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Two more number of aspheric elementss Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a four number of aspheric elements digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is only has two number of aspheric elementss.
88% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-QX10-B is 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 11,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (12,800).
5fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (30fps).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.2 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Two less number of aspheric elementss Edit
The number of number of aspheric elementss on the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is two, but the Sony DSC-QX10-B only has four number of aspheric elementss.
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 1,600. That's 11,200 lower than the Sony DSC-QX10-B (12,800).
Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is only 25fps JPEG frame rate. That's 5fps lower than the Sony DSC-QX10-B (30fps).
4 Reasons Against
6% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is an 18.9MP digital camera. That's 1.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (18.9MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

32x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 32x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (10x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

3x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Not as many stockists
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel
20MP
BEST
18.9MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4896 x 3672
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4896 x 3672
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
 4896 x 3672
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Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixels
20.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
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Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
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10x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.3
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom
84x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/11 9/7
Number of Aspheric Elements
2 4
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Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 1000
 3200
 12800
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 1000
 3200
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 12,800
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ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.4 - 2.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1440 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
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Motion JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 30fps
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Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 165g
Height
69.1mm 61.8mm
Depth
85.1mm 30mm
Width
104.4mm 62.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
325g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-11L / NB-11LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
195 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
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Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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