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Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera

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

Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera has received seven awards from camera experts.

The reviewers at three expert review sites all liked this Sony digital camera. This camera received an Ephotozine "Recommended" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. This digital camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Fotomaniak.pl who concluded it was brilliant.

The experts at three more expert review sites all said that this camera was good. Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this Sony digital camera a "5 Star" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site thought that this digital camera was good. This camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine this Sony camera has an overall expert rating of 81%. That puts this digital camera in the top 14% of all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Good Quality Pictures

Seven Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers reckoned that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameralabs.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “This new high resolution sensor, wh” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V. Techradar.com mentioned five years ago “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” in their review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V “Suitable for outdoor shooting” although they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-HX200V owner who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Megman said 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” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V.

One Sony DSC-HX200V reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

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Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Five years ago Cnet.com wrote in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “It has the same 30x zoom lens, 3-inch ultrahigh-resolution tilting LCD”. In the same month Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on 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”. Expert website Dcresource.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V ($479) is a high-end super zoom camera that does just about everything imaginable”.

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. One customer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Video Capture

Six Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers concluded that the product was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The digital camera features 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080p HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Techtree.com scored the product 4 stars and said “The Full HD movie shooting with image stabilisation” in their review. Digitalcamerareview.com said “A panorama sweep mode and one-touch full HD video capture capability in a relatively small, DSLR-like” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review.

Good Technical Features

Several Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Sony DSC-HX200V review on 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 mentioned “Packed with features and excels for video.”. In the same month expert website Technobuffalo.com said “The HX200V brings a lot of nifty new features to the table” in their review.

Robust

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on 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

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

Good Battery Life

Some Sony DSC-HX200V owners considered that it had a good battery life. Megman wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “Battery life seems very good and it is a quick 2hr charge”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Sony cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Good Support

Several Sony DSC-HX200V owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V wrote that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Other notable highlights include Sony's own SteadyShot optical stabilisation technology, full manual co” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Pocket Lint five years ago “A great design and manual zoom ring, bags of features” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Size

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

Several Sony DSC-HX200V owners considered that it was good structurally. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote five years ago “Construction is solid”.

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Nice Design

One Sony DSC-HX200V owner who purchased it considered that it was a good design.

Easy to Use

Two Sony DSC-HX200V owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX200V was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Techtree.com wrote “GPS Log REC function also comes handy for tourists”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The Cyber-shot HX200V brings a few nice updates (screen calibration, responsiveness) to an already excellent camera” in their review.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX200V has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX200V has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX200V which do not have a built-in flash, the DSC-HX200V has a built-in flash.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX200V is 3x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. The DSC-HX200V has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. Across all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V the memory card type ranges from MicroSD (TransFlash) (worst) to SDHC (best).

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Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 11MP. The Sony DSC-HX200V has one of the higher megapixels (18.2 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX200V is 75mm, the longest is 1,100mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 390mm. At 1,080 millimeter, the DSC-HX200V has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Very Big Extra/Smart Zoom

The extra/Smart zooms of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2x to 60x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 23x. With an extra/Smart zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX200V has a very big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric) of the DSC-HX200V of 921,000 pixels is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of this type and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX200V is 230 pixels, the highest is 930,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 220,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-HX200V supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. This camera also support video resolutionss of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 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. Across all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX200V the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer who bought the product thought it was not a bargain for the price. One customer who bought it reckoned that it was not cheap. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote “Doesn't want to lug around an expensive DSLR camera body”.

Poor Product Quality

One Sony DSC-HX200V owner who bought this digital camera wrote that it was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “Photo quality isn't in line with the price” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review and rated it 60 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The Sony DSC-HX200V is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX200V, the DSC-HX200V does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V do not support video capability. The DSC-HX200V is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The DSC-HX200V is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The DSC-HX200V is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Only Features One Image Quality Adjustment

The DSC-HX200V has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently featured image quality adjustment is Contrast, but this image quality adjustment is not featured on this camera. The image quality adjustments Brightness are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V is 24mm, the longest is 36mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 28mm. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the DSC-HX200V's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 36 millimeters is one of the longest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX200V

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX200V has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The DSC-HX200V has a relatively standard weight (531 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Multi Burst Mode
Electronic Compass
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Other Features
Built-In Flash

7 Awards

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

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

(1)
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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