Friday, October 28, 2011

Canon SX1 vs. Sony HX1

These two cameras involved in the duel of today are theoretically the compact superzoom top of the market, which have more resources and differences in the category, although sometimes the Panasonic FZ35 to excel in some items.

   From these two cameras begins a new phase of dispute between manufacturers, the stage of the CMOS sensor different from the CCD normally found in the compact. Most DSLR cameras use CMOS and much of its success comes from this type of sensor but the compact there is still a long way to go, new learning.

While the SX1 has 10 megapixels to rival the Sony has a sensor 9 but also a little lower, ending balancing things up between the two, zoom and focal length are of them is exactly the same: 28 to 20x zoom -560 mm with the difference that makes use of his Sony G lens that is still below the indisputable quality of Canon lenses. Another difference is that Sony uses proprietary type battery and Canon uses rechargeable batteries, as I always say, is the customer's taste. Batteries has its pros and cons that are equivalent.

   The microphotography is where the Canon goes unchallenged because the more modest example of the sisters SX10 and SX20, SX1 also has this macro 0in while Sony is almost as powerful macro 1cm but things get back to balance speed and aperture, so long as the shots in quick to win HX1 rival Canon and the opening of leaves to be desired with the 2.8-5.2 2.8-5.7 against the Sony.

The item is bearded to flash that Sony has always excelled at it beyond that Canon have always lagged behind competitors even less reputable. both have the pop-up flash built but the difference between them is large: As the flash of the SX1 has a maximum range of 5.2 meters, the Sony goes to 9.2 meters . Cowardice ... but with a caveat: For those who want to buy one of these cameras for use with external flash, it should be noted that only the SX1 has shoe for external flash.

   The continuous mode of Sony is much more agile in the rate of 10 frames per second but limited to 10 pictures per sequence, while Canon's 4 shots per second without limit, the RAW mode is only present in the Canon and in return Sony has a unique panoramic photo mode where you only need to rotate the camera with the shutter fires , have both the EVF very useful in outdoor photos with natural light and a movable LCD, however, it is noteworthy that the Canon's (smaller, 2.8 inches) is pivotal and can be used at various angles and from Sony (greater than 3 inches) is just tilting being a little less functional than its rival. Another difference to note is that this was the last HX1 cameras this manufacturer not to accept the popular SD, which sets up a point against

To conclude, the videos. I already mentioned in earlier posts that there is a small controversy when some people to create specialized Web sites and say that Sony HX1 makes videos in Full HD. Full HD arises when the video has 1080 lines in widescreen format (16:9), amounting to 1920x1080 pixels and this is the maximum resolution of videos from Canon SX1 Sony HX1 but has a maximum resolution of 1440x1080, or 1080 has lines but in the old format (4:3) and an HD video and not Full HD. It is necessary to mention that the Sony at no time informed the body of the camera that the videos are in full HD without characterizing false advertising.

Blogger's opinion: More points for a difficult decision, difficult to have a knockout here lol. In my view, the Sony wins on some important questions but is lacking in many details and gave up using the Carl-Zeiss lenses conceptualized in favor of their lenses Sony G. This is perhaps the best compact that Sony has released so far and fight as equals with a Canon is already a victory but it loses a little because relevant items such as aperture, shutter speed and flash built into this model from Sony is better are compensated with a lens that faithfully reproduces the colors very mainly using the manual mode. It is worth noting that Canon needs to improve its CMOS sensor to recover the space it lost to the Panasonic superzoom on the market, is the successor to the FZ35 comes with a CMOS sensor heads will roll ...