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Sony DSC-WX200 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.2MP 10x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Good product quality
Good quality pictures
113 Reviews + 3 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended agdlab.pl Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The writers at review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Agdlab.pl both recommend this high megapixel camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The author at websites Expert Reviews thought that this Sony camera would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 84% based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and agdlab.pl.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, DSC-WX200 owners rated this camera as fantastic. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-three customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned four years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot WX200 delivers bright colourful photos, with good exposure”. Pen Name rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great pictures even at night”. P. Harper mentioned “The photo quality is as good here” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners who purchased it concluded that it was good in low light. Traffic mentioned “Image quality- Very sharp even in low light it holds up very well” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Three years ago T B wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Tremendous low light capability”. Cj scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Flash performance is good indoors and in low light”.

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote four years ago “Couple that to an 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full HD video, Wi” in their Sony DSC-WX200 review. Three years ago T B mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It has a CMOS sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Hammarbytp said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “A good simple camera with good sensor and an adequate lens”.

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Good Video Capture

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Four years ago Tallpete33 rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “The panorama is easy to use with a fairly steady hand and HD movie is excellent and the camera enables you to take stills whilst shooting too”. Three years ago Ertan wrote “The videos are so nice!”. Agl said “Small, produces pictures of noticeably higher quality than smartphone, able to take good photos/videos with default settings (point & shoot), able to play with settings” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX200 had a good zoom. R. Emmott scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “The built-in image stabilisation means that handheld shots are possible with the zoom well extended, even in low light conditions”. Four years ago Tallpete33 rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The HX10v just edges it and benefits from a more powerful optical zoom (16x compared to 10x on this” in their review of this digital camera. Also four years ago Robert Leake said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Photo quality and zoom excellent”.

Eight owners considered that the product had a good lens. R. Emmott wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “By old-fashioned 35mm standards it has a 25mm-250mm lens, in other words a 10 times zoom range” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “The lens is very capable for such a small camera” in their review. T B wrote “It has a Sony G lens and first rate image stabilisation”.

Two customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. R. Emmott wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Here you have a tiny little device that you can hand hold, with good optical stabilisation, that will let you take pictures wherever you are” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Martinf mentioned four years ago “The phone can then be used as an extra screen and images can be saved to the phone as well as on the camera's SD card”. Hazel Smart wrote “The screen size is very good, I'd recommend a screen protector though” in her Sony DSC-WX200 review.

Good Flash

Three customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX200 thought it had a good flash. R. Emmott gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “The built-in flash is tiny, like the camera.” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Lots of great features in a tiny package” in their review of this digital camera. Tony R said three years ago “Handy to carry around, good picture quality, great features and easy to use” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Hungryhippo mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The size of the camera is quite amazing given the features packed into it; a true slip-it-in-your-top-pocket camera that delivers at an outstanding level”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-three people who reviewed the product said that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The Sony Cyber-shot WX200 is an ultra compact digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Smartphones have decimated sales of compact cameras.”. Four years ago Nannav scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Compact and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners thought this digital camera was thin. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX200 is a slim, sexy digital compact camera featuring a large 10x optical zoom operating through a Sony G lens with enhanced Optical SteadyShot stabilisation”. Mr. D. Greenwood said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk three years ago “The NP-BN is a post 2012 battery and strangely hard to find in the UK and is thinner - to fit a thin camera”. Tallpete33 mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “First impressions of this camera were - wow (!) it's small (9.5cm x 5cm) way smaller than the HX10v which I also own and slim too at just under 2cm”.

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Traffic said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk four years ago “It's amazing how sony managed to fit this focal length into such a small body! Video- Full HD in both AVCHD”. They also mentioned “Even though the body is quite solid it does feel a little plasticky compared to my previous Cybershot WSC-W300” in their review.

Three people who purchased it said that it was heavy and bulky. R. Emmott wrote “Is not heavy” in their review of this digital camera. James scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “I got this so i didnt have to carry my larger bulky DSLR when going away on holiday (good old cheap airlines baggage allowance”.

Three people reckoned that it was lightweight. Danielle Howes said “This camera is fantastic, small lightweight and loads of great features” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Bene Edamus wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Lightweight and very compact making carrying around very painless” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month J. Edwards said “Sony are for me the best for cameras and this one is fab! Lightweight and pocket size it has lots of functions which make taking your photos easy” in their review of this digital camera.

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Very Light

The Sony DSC-WX200 is quite light (only 105 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The average weight of high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 400g, and the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-three people concluded that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Expert Reviews “Image quality is up to scratch”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Rather more impressive is that the camera packs a wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation in a metal body not much l” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. R. Emmott gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I was not disappointed as the camera is small yet well made for a camera of this type”.

Easy to Use

Twenty-five owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago R. Emmott wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “This camera will give you far better photographs than most smart phones and is arguably easier and quicker to use than most, as well as being far cheaper”. Mk scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX200 review “It also has a handy video feature”. Memphis said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It takes excellent photos and is easy to use” but they only scored it 60 out of 100.

Eight owners agreed that the product was easy to use the menus. R. Emmott scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “The menu structure is relatively simple”. Tallpete33 mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk four years ago “This works quite well with the very intuitive Sony menus and bright (non-touch) rear screen” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. They also wrote “The Sony menus are excellent and easy to use” in their review.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX200 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Robust

Eight owners who bought the Sony DSC-WX200 considered that it was well made. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “An 18.2 megapixel sensor, high speed shooting and built in Wi-Fi”. R. Emmott wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The camera feels solid”. Mykeyreviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This camera feels pretty solid in the sense of quality” .

Nice Design

Five owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Memphis mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The special effects you can apply to the photos are great, (watercolour/illustration style etc” however they gave the Sony DSC-WX200 a rating of 60 out of 100. Cj scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Considering the physical size of the camera, 10x is pretty good”. They also mentioned “This is pretty cool” in their review.

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Scottie mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Very neat, takes good pics, easy to use” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Jr said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Excellent service, very pleased with the camera, so neat and versatile - the free camera case isn't particularly good” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirteen people who purchased the product mentioned that it was good value for money. P. Harper mentioned “Comfortably a 5 star product at the price”. Ryland Johnson scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Considering this is now available for just over £100 it is a truly remarkable bargain”. A. Godfrey mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Brilliant camera for video and picture quality at an amazing price” .

Four owners concluded that this digital camera was expensive. Traffic gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “After reading many reviews I narrowed my choice down to the Sony Cybershot WX200 or the more expensive Panasonic Lumix TZ40”. Martinf mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I have some expensive cameras with interchangeable lenses which will produce better images.”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Three years ago Mr. D. Greenwood said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “If you are happy with one battery - fine”. Richard Dignall mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Battery life is acceptable”. Cj wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The performance of the battery is good.” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when this Sony digital camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX200 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung NX2000 is also worth considering.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three people concluded that it was noisy. Bene Edamus mentioned “Particularly like the "shoot sharp image reducing blur and noise automatically" option”. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “The videos taking indoors were visibly noisy” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-WX200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX200 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX200 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 34x. The Sony DSC-WX200 has one of the bigger digital zooms (102 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (120x).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-WX200 has a relatively standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 2.5" and the largest is 4.8". When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera that we have assessed the display diagonal of, the DSC-WX200's display diagonal of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX200 supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100 is also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-WX200 features face detection. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-WX200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-WX200 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-WX200 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-WX200 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX200 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The average playback zoom (max) of high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 11x.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX200 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4896 x 2752, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 640 x 480. Across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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18.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.2 megapixels digital camera.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX200 features smile detection, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Sony DSC-WX200 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX200 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX200 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-WX200 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony DSC-WX200 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-WX200 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx200sceh
Barcodes 00133588920092, 00700175522238, 00905524928327, 04905524928204, 04905524928273, 04905524928280, 04905524928297, 04905524928303, 04905524928327, 04905524928334

Sony DSC-WX200 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-WX200 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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