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Sony HDR-CX200E
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Sony HDR-CX200E Camcorder

5.3MP 1/5.8 175g CMOS Sep 2013
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Easy to use Full HD camcorder with high quality imaging and powerful zoom Full HD 1920x1080 recording: Record detail-packed, high quality Full HD video using the popular AVCHD format. Recording on... More
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20 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good reviews for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people thought the Sony HDR-CX200 was a bargain for the price. Cnet.com mentioned “They're cheap and capture video.” in their review. Cnet.com also mentioned “Don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder”. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-CX200 four years ago “C 210 are small, lightweight and cheap” .

One customer reckoned that this camcorder was good value for money. Four years ago Cnet.com mentioned “Sony's trio of entry-level camcorders -- the Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 -- seem amazingly, aggressively priced.” nonetheless they rated the product 3 stars.

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Good Size

One person concluded that it was lightweight.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX200/B which are not Full HD, the HDR-CX200/B is Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX190EB[pl_363186_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF R40[plb_1633221_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX200/B, the HDR-CX200/B has an HDMI.

Alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R400[pl_1580899_price] both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX200/B has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX200/B.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer type on small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Sony HDR-CX200/B supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also support MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Eight Scene Modess

The HDR-CX200/B has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of this age and type. The most frequently found scene modes is Spotlight, but this scene modes is not found on this video camera. The scene modess Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sunrise and Sunset are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the HDR-CX200/B is more than most small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony video camera has a Fader photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on camcorders of this spec and age. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this video camera.

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1080i Supported Video Modes

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX200/B supported video modess range from 576i to 1080p.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX200/B has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX200/B also have a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at include the Vivitar DVR426[plb_2058978_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ320E[plb_1582785_price] which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Light

Similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX200/B have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg. The Sony HDR-CX200/B is fairly light (only 175 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently found image formats supported on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-CX200/B is more than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX200/B.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 360|640 x 480|1920 x 1080|2304 x 1728|3072 x 1728, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution(s) on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Video camera expert review site CNET.com.au scored this Sony video camera 60 out of 100. This puts this Sony camcorder in the bottom 25% of all the video cameras of this age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX200/B do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-CX200/B is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX200/B the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX200/B has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available including the Sony DCR-SR21[plb_1023010_price], or the Panasonic HDC-HS80[plb_155514_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Vixia HF M500[pl_1447302_price] (3"), or the Legria HF R66[pl_2848576_price] (3") both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V510[plb_1944085_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 2.4MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.31 megapixels, the HDR-CX200/B has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX200/B.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.31 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX200/B has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s amongst video cameras of this age. The average effective megapixels (movie) of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 19,000MP.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memorys of small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average flash memory is 21GB. The Sony HDR-CX200/B has one of the smaller flash memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-CX200/B does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Legria FS406[pl_334116_price], or the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price] both from Canon or the JVC GZ-HM30[plb_361770_price].

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Not 3D

The HDR-CX200/B is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-X909[plb_1760656_price], or the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-CX200/B is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-CX200/B are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-CX200/B does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX200/B also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at including the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price], or the HDR-PJ320E[pl_1582785_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Very High Power Consumption (typical)

The average power consumption (typical) of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX200/B is 4W. The Sony HDR-CX200/B has a quite high power consumption (typical) (8.4 Watts) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX200/B.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX200E

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX200/B over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX200/B has a fairly average digital zoom (300 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX200/B.

We compared all the other 300x (digital) camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX190EB[plb_363186_price] is also worth considering.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HDR-PJ320E[pl_1582785_price] (320x), the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price] (350x), or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] (350x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX200/B has a relatively average optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX200/B.

Other 25x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX190EB[plb_363186_price].

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price] (27x), the HDR-PJ320E[pl_1582785_price] (27x), or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] (30x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
15 May 2012

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the...

Sony's entrylevel Handycams, the HDRC 190
C 200 and C 210 are small, lightweight and cheap
A captive USB cable that enables charging while connected to your computer is one of the few perks
Sony's entry-level Handycams, the HDR-C 190
You can't really call the video HD quality, the camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing
26 September 2012

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cx200e, plr p260, plr pj30, plr td20, plr pj50, hdrcx200, plr td30, plr cx360, plr xr260, plr pj650, plr pj260, plr cx430, plr td20v, plr pj760, plr pj50v, hdrcx200e, plr cx560, plr td30v, plr pj790, hdrcx200b, plr pj430, plr p260v, plr cx760, plr cx260, plr pj580, plr pj30v, plr cx560v, plr pj790v, hdrcx200bu
Barcodes 00411378266620, 00490552485637, 00989898764341, 03610170783107, 04905524856231, 04905524856248, 04905524856286, 04905524856293, 04905524856323, 04905524856361, 04905524856378, 08029276070380, 08029276070397, 08029276070403

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