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Sony DSC-HX200V
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Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product Digital Versus 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star
18.2MP 30x CMOS Dec 2013
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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This Sony camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Three expert review sites liked this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and the expert at PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. This Sony camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Fotomaniak.pl who thought it was outstanding.

This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

This camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. Camera experts think this Sony camera is one of the better cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Good Quality Lens

A few Sony DSC-HX200V owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has the same 30x zoom lens, 3-inch ultrahigh-resolution tilting LCD”. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V is very similar to the HX20V, except it has more zoom, in a larger, SLR style body with an electronic viewfinder”. Dcresource.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V ($479) is a high-end super zoom camera that does just about everything imaginable” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V reckoned that it had a good lens. One customer said that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony DSC-HX200V owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Techtree.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V “The Full HD movie shooting with image stabilisation” and rated it 4 stars. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V on Camera Labs “This new high resolution sensor, wh” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “The new HX200V superzoom succeeds the HX100V, in the process boosting the headline resolution from 16.2 megapixels to 18.2 effective megapixels from an Exmor R CMOS senso”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Megman wrote in their Sony DSC-HX200V review on Amazon “This is my second Bridge camera, not being that good or prolific enough of a photographer to warrant the cost of a full DSLR camera”.

One Sony DSC-HX200V owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The digital camera features 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080p HD video recording”.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Digitalcamerareview.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V “A panorama sweep mode and one-touch full HD video capture capability in a relatively small, DSLR-like”.

Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-HX200V had good features. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “It's bristling with big numbers and impressive features, including an 18-megapixel sensor, 30x zoom, articulated 3in screen, electronic viewfinder”. Expertreviews.co.uk also said “Packed with features and excels for video.”. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “A great design and manual zoom ring, bags of features and decent performance across the board tick all the right boxes”.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Robust

Several people who purchased the Sony DSC-HX200V said that it was well made. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that”.

Good Connectivity

Three Sony DSC-HX200V owners who bought the Sony DSC-HX200V considered that it had gps. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video with stereo sound”. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Whether you're talking about its built-in GPS, 360 degree panorama maker, 10 fps burst shooting, instant HDR photos, or 1080/60p videos” .

Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers reckoned that this digital camera had a good battery life. Megman said on Amazon “Battery life seems very good and it is a quick 2hr charge” in their review.

Good Support

Several Sony DSC-HX200V owners said that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “Other notable highlights include Sony's own SteadyShot optical stabilisation technology, full manual co” and scored the Sony DSC-HX200V 70 out of 100.

Good Size

Some Sony DSC-HX200V owners who bought the Sony DSC-HX200V considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “A premium digital compact camera, with its headline features being an 18.2 megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a new premium super-zoom compact camera”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX200V owners considered that the product was good structurally. Dcresource.com said “Construction is solid” in their review.

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Nice Design

One Sony DSC-HX200V owner who bought the product considered that it was a good design.

Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. Techtree.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “GPS Log REC function also comes handy for tourists” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good screen. Four years ago Digitalversus.com scored the Sony DSC-HX200V 5 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-HX200V review on Digital Versus “The Cyber-shot HX200V brings a few nice updates (screen calibration, responsiveness) to an already excellent camera”.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V which do not have a GPS, the DSC-HX200V has a GPS.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX200V supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-HX200V has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX200V which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a built-in flash, the DSC-HX200V has a built-in flash.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX200V the optical zooms range from 3x to 30x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX200V has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

An SD memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (TransFlash).

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V range from 1.3MP to 21MP. The DSC-HX200V has one of the higher megapixel counts (18.2 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 1,080 millimeter, the DSC-HX200V's maximum focal length is one of the longest amongst comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V. Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V have maximum focal lengths of between 75mm and 1,100mm.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX200V is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

Digital cameras of this age and type have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 930,000 pixels. The DSC-HX200V has one of the highest display resolutions (921,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX200V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more video resolution than a 1440 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. 1440 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this Sony camera. This camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The worst video resolution of all cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX200V is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was not a bargain for the price. One person thought it was not cheap. Four years ago Imaging-Resource.com wrote on Imaging Resource.com “Doesn't want to lug around an expensive DSLR camera body”.

Poor Product Quality

One person reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX200V was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews four years ago “Photo quality isn't in line with the price”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony DSC-HX200V does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-HX200V does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Sony DSC-HX200V is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-HX200V is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Only Features One Image Adjustment Mode

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the DSC-HX200V is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently featured image adjustment mode is Contrast, but this image adjustment mode is not featured on this digital camera. The image adjustment modes Brightness are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Optical viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Only One Supported Battery

The Sony DSC-HX200V is a one supported battery camera.

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Thick

With a depth of 93.3 millimeters, the Sony DSC-HX200V is one of the thicker cameras that were launched more than two years ago amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX200V the depths range from 21mm to 270mm.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 36 millimeters, the DSC-HX200V has a very long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX200V. The shortest minimum focal length of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX200V is 24mm and the longest is 36mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX200V

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-HX200V over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a pretty average weight (531 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Multi Burst Mode
Electronic Compass
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Other Features
Built-In Flash

7 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product Digital Versus 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star fotomaniak.pl Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(35)
21 February 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is indeed a very competent camera in the megazoom category. The GPS, compass, and GPS Log REC function also comes handy for tourists. The Full HD movie shooting with...

13 November 2012

Sony packs a ton of features into the HX200V superzoom and, for many people, it will offer more than enough camera for a range of shooting situations. Anyone who likes to travel but doesn't want... Read more…

1 September 2012

Sony Cyber-shot HX200V verdict The Sony Cyber-shot HX200V is a super-zoom camera with a a 30x stabilised optical zoom. It replaces the Cyber-shot HX100V, upping the sensor resolution to a whopping...

12 July 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V has one heck of a model name, but it's also known as Sony's top-of-the-line Super Zoom digital camera. Filling the shoes of last year's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V,... Read more…

15 June 2012

A perfect alternative to DSLR camera, HX200V will make the users to have more. The overall Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V Review shows that it is one of the best cameras in bridge segment. Suitable...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 January 2013 by Megman "Megman"

This is my second Bridge camera, not being that good or prolific enough of a photographer to warrant the cost of a full DSLR camera. My previous Bridge camera was a Fujifilm FinePix S9500 Digital... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx200, sony dschx200v, sony dschx200vb
Barcodes 00027242843905, 04905524868500

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