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Sony HDR-XR200 Camcorder

4MP 1/5 470g Oct 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Good technical features
Good, if not great, image quality
12 Reviews + 1 Award EISA Best Product

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One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that this small total megapixels video camera was good. gave this camcorder an "EISA Best Product" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camcorder is 75 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including PC,, and

Good Brand

Based on 4,268 expert and user reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Technical Features

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site mentioned “The GPS-enabled Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V certainly sports innovative features.” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.


Good, If Not Great, Image Quality

Three owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-XR200 reckoned that it was good quality. Website mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Good, if not great, image quality”. They also said “Good video quality under bright light” in their review. Expert website mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The unit is well made, compact and easy to operate” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Did We Already Mention the Image Stabilisation

Four owners said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Website said “Did we already mention the image stabilisation” in their review of this camcorder. They also mentioned “Active image stabilisation removes all shake, bar earthquakes” in their review. Expert review site said “Sony is pitching Active SteadyShot as a sort of super stabilisation, proudly proclaiming it to b” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Connectivity

Three owners concluded that the product had gps. Expert review site wrote eight years ago “The Sony HDR-XR200VE stands out because in addition to a built-in GPS receiver to tag your videos” . They also said “Has an inbuilt GPS receiver” in their review. Expert review site scored the Sony HDR-XR200 80 out of 100 and mentioned eight years ago “In addition to built-in GPS and geo-tagging”.


Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when this Sony video camera was released.


Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-XR200 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-XR200 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

Other video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Weight & Dimensions


The lightest similar spec video camera that is a comparable age to this video camera is 57g weight and the heaviest is 3.9kg. With a weight of 470 grams, the Sony HDR-XR200 is quite heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-XR200 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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4 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 4 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd55xd7005bu, sony xr200hz, sony uhd4k

Sony HDR-XR200 Review Sources

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