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Sony DSC-H200
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Sony DSC-H200 Digital Camera

20.1MP 26x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony DSC-H200 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-H200 thought it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Features a 26x optical zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, HD 720p video recording, 3inch screen”.

One Sony DSC-H200 owner considered that it was able to produce good images.

One Sony DSC-H200 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-H200 concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams “Quick TakeProsiAuto shooting mode is accurate” in their Sony DSC-H200 review.

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Good Quality Lens

Four Sony DSC-H200 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-H200 considered that it had a good lens. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The camera features a 20.1-megapixel lens and an average optical zoom, with below-average video recording, which isn't a huge setback if you aren't looking to make movies with it”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “Assisting with this large lens is Sony's Optical Steady” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good zoom.

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H200 was good value for money. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-H200 three years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 is an affordable super-zoom camera, offering a 26x, 24-633mm zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot H200 is a small, affordable and reliable bridge camera” in their review of this digital camera. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “By Josh Fate The Sony Cyber Shot H200 is the most affordable of the "H" line, which features all of their high zoom models”.

Good Brand

Bridge camera digital cameras manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

Several Sony DSC-H200 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “It also features Intelligent Auto, Beauty Effect”. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com said “This camera takes exceptional photos and has plenty of editing features.”.

Robust

One Sony DSC-H200 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was reliable.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Steves-Digicams.com said three years ago “FastOptical SteadyShot is very helpful when shooting on the moveNice, Bright 3.0-inch LCDGood Battery LifeVery Comp”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L120, the HP D3500, or the Olympus SP-620UZ which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H200 the digital zooms range from 2x to 130x. The digital zoom of the DSC-H200 of 52 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 52x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-HX200 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400 (£282.99) (126x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-H200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120, the Sony DSC-HX200, or the Samsung NX30.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-H200 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H200. Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H200 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 20.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-H300 (£195.89) both from Sony.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the DSC-RX10 (£722.39) (20.2MP), or the RX10 (£643.99) (20.2MP) both from Sony or the Samsung NX30 (20.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Four Supported Batteries

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type only have between one and three supported batteries, however the DSC-H200 has four supported batteries.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-H200 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H200. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Six Aspheric Elements

The Sony DSC-H200 is a six aspheric element camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 20.4 megapixels, the Sony DSC-H200 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H200 is 12MP and the most is 15,000,000MP.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-H200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The DSC-H200 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H200.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 64 and the biggest is 400. The DSC-H200 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed (only 80) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H200.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and toptenreviews.com this Sony camera has an overall expert rating of 62 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of a similar type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the bottom 14%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the DSC-H200 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120, the Samsung NX30, or the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H200 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, or the Nikon Coolpix L830.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Sony DSC-H200 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video recording including the FinePix SL260, or the FinePix S8650 (£108.50) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix L120 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-H200 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H200 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the FinePix S8400, or the FinePix S9400 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung WB1100F (£499.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-H200 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H200 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Olympus SP-620UZ, the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Nikon Coolpix L810.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-H200 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H200 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the DSC-H200 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 (£282.99) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 20s. When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H200, the Sony DSC-H200's maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-H200 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H200. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-H200 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-H200 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 3,200, the DSC-H200 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H200 range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-H200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

The average extra / smart zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-H200 is 72x, and the extra / smart zooms range from 32x to 220x. At only 36 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H200 has a fairly small extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.1, the DSC-H200 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H200. The minimum apertures of cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H200 range from 2.6 to 19.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H200

Released Over Four Years Ago

This bridge camera camera was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

The DSC-H200 has a pretty typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix S9400, and the FinePix HS30EXR both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix L120 is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the FinePix S4900 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the FinePix S9200 (£187.20) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix L120 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-H200 has a fairly average optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H200.

We compared all the other 26x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX200, the Samsung WB110, and the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the FinePix HS30EXR (30x and higher rated), the Finepix SL300 (£219.00) (30x and higher rated), or the FinePix S4900 (30x and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Average Weight

The DSC-H200 has a relatively standard weight (430 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 430g digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S6800, and the Sony DSC-HX200 is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Multi Burst Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Other Features
Face Detection
Focal Length
Typical Power Consumption
Panorama Mode
Burst Mode
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Optical Sensor Size
Audio Recording Format

Expert Reviews

(12)
2 August 2013

Seemingly any advantage of using a 20 megapixel CCD sensor has been obliterated by the amount of noise shown in all images. In fact, it's difficult to see any additional detail in images from this...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 is an affordable super-zoom camera, offering a 26x, 24-633mm zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound and HDMI output,... Read more…

This camera takes exceptional photos and has plenty of editing features, but the H200 doesn't go much beyond these basics...

By Josh Fate The Sony Cyber Shot H200 is the most affordable of the "H" line, which features all of their high zoom models. The H200 sports a 26x optical zoom lens and a 52x smart zoom capability....

12 March 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot H200 is the first bridge camera to use a 20-Megapixel CCD. But apart from the fact it can boast exclusive technology?for the time being, at least?it doesn't really stand out...

26 February 2013

Le Sony H200 est le premier capteur CCD 20 Mpx. À part cette exclusivité technologique momentanée, il ne se démarque pas de la concurrence, souvent mieux lotie et moins chère en ce début...

10 March 2014

Jaki aparat do 1000 z? wybra?? Jaki kompakt b?dzie najlepszy na wakacje?Wspó?czesne aparaty kompaktowe to co? znacznie wi?cej ni? tylko zwyk?e cyfrowe...

7 May 2013

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 jest prostym aparatem typu hybrydowego. Kusi du?ym zoomem oraz zasilaniem za pomoc? powszechnie dost?pnych baterii AA, które mo?emy podmieni? na wydajne akumulatorki .... Read more…

4 June 2013

No obtendrás la misma calidad que con cámaras de gamas más altas, con procesadores de imagen dedicados y grabación en modo RAW, pero para sacar fotos en condiciones estándar que no requieran... Read more…

20 July 2013

Die Kamera verfügt über einen CCD-Sensor, der eine Auflösung von 20,1 Megapixeln leistet. Der optische Zoom mit dem Faktor 26 hilft, viele Aufnahmesituationen zu meistern. Automatische... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsch200, sony dsch200b
Barcodes 00025706258487, 00027242862241, 04905524925302, 04905524925357

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