Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Sony Cyber-shot W830 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX420 IS vs Cyber-shot W830 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Sony Cyber-shot W830 Specs

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot W830

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 67.00mm (2.6") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-200mm (8x), f3.3-6.3
  • No WiFi
  • 93.1 x 52.5 x 22.5mm³ (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
  • 120g (3.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot W830

PowerShot SX420 IS vs Cyber-shot W830: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Sony Cyber-shot W830 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX420 IS a better choice

PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot W830

Higher speed (4, frames/second)21
Auto Focus points (4)91
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX420 IS scores 10 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot W830

PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot W830

Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)195210
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
120g
(3.9 oz.)
More portable (2)614cm³
(39 cu.in.)
110cm³
(7 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot W830 are the larger sensitivity, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot SX420 IS. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX420 IS: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the Cyber-shot W830.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot W830

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Resolution (megapixel)20.0020.00
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.230.23
Video resolution1280 x 7201280 x 720
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Sony Cyber-shot W830 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX420 IS and Cyber-shot W830

PowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot W830, front viewPowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot W830, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot W830, view from abovePowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot W830, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Sony Cyber-shot W830

10
11

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS.

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