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Sony DSC-H200
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Sony DSC-H200 Digital Camera

20.1MP 26x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Three people who reviewed the product thought it had a good image sensor. One customer considered that the product was able to produce good images.

One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Quick TakeProsiAuto shooting mode is accurate”.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Three years ago expert review site Toptenreviews.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “The camera features a 20.1-megapixel lens and an average optical zoom, with below-average video recording, which isn't a huge setback if you aren't looking to make movies with it”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “Assisting with this large lens is Sony's Optical Steady” in their review of the Sony DSC-H200.

One Sony DSC-H200 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot H200 is the latest bridge camera from Sony and features a 26x optical zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, HD 720p video recording, 3inch screen”.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Sony has good average reviews for its bridge cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

Some people agreed that this digital camera had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H200 three years ago “It also features Intelligent Auto, Beauty Effect” . Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H200 “This camera takes exceptional photos and has plenty of editing features.” .

Robust

One Sony DSC-H200 owner said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H200 was reliable.

Good Battery Life

One Sony DSC-H200 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review “FastOptical SteadyShot is very helpful when shooting on the moveNice, Bright 3.0-inch LCDGood Battery LifeVery Comp”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L810 ($259.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 ($174.95), and the Fujifilm FinePix SL300 ($394.45) is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H200 is 2x and the biggest is 500x. With a digital zoom of 52 times zoom factor, the DSC-H200 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H200.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the DSC-HX400 ($448.00) (126x and higher rated), or the DSC-H400 ($229.63) (500x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-H200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H200.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Fujifilm FinePix S8200.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H200 is 16MP, and the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP. With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the DSC-H200 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-H300.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the DSC-RX10 ($849.99) (20.2MP), or the RX10 (20.2MP) both from Sony or the Samsung NX30 ($557.28) (20.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the PowerShot SX40 HS (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX520 HS (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-H200 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H200. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Six Aspheric Elements

The DSC-H200 has more aspheric elements than most of the bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H200. Most of the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H200 only have between one and five aspheric elements, however this camera has six aspheric elements.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Sony DSC-H200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-H200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the DSC-H200 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H200.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and toptenreviews.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 62 out of 100. The digital camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this Sony digital camera.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony DSC-H200 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H200.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H200 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H200.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, or the Pentax XG-1 ($258.12) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H200, the DSC-H200 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video recording including the FinePix SL260, or the FinePix S8650 both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-H200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H200 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix L810 ($259.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-H200 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the FinePix S8400, or the FinePix S9400 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung NX30 ($557.28) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the DSC-H200 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS. The DSC-H200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 ($448.00) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H200 range from 2s to 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-H200's maximum camera shutter speed is one of the shortest amongst bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H200.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-H200 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-H200 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The DSC-H200 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The DSC-H200 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed (only 3,200) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H200. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H200 have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 26,000.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-H200 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

The DSC-H200 has a fairly small extra / smart zoom (only 36 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H200. Digital cameras of this type and age have extra / smart zooms of between 32x and 220x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 72x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H200

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H200 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-H200 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), or the Lumix DMC-FZ72 both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 ($183.33).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-H200 has a relatively standard optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H200.

There are a number of alternative 26x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL260, the Pentax X5, or the Samsung WB110.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the FinePix SL 300 (30x and higher rated), the FinePix HS30EXR (30x and higher rated), or the Finepix SL300 ($394.45) (30x and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 430 grams, the Sony DSC-H200 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 430g digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Other Features
Focal Length
Typical Power Consumption
Burst Mode
D-Range Optimizer
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size
Audio Recording Format

Expert Reviews

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2 August 2013

Seemingly any advantage of using a 20 megapixel CCD sensor has been obliterated by the amount of noise shown in all images. In fact, it's difficult to see any additional detail in images from this...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 is an affordable super-zoom camera, offering a 26x, 24-633mm zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound and HDMI output,... Read more…

This camera takes exceptional photos and has plenty of editing features, but the H200 doesn't go much beyond these basics...

By Josh Fate The Sony Cyber Shot H200 is the most affordable of the "H" line, which features all of their high zoom models. The H200 sports a 26x optical zoom lens and a 52x smart zoom capability....

12 March 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot H200 is the first bridge camera to use a 20-Megapixel CCD. But apart from the fact it can boast exclusive technology?for the time being, at least?it doesn't really stand out...

26 February 2013

Le Sony H200 est le premier capteur CCD 20 Mpx. À part cette exclusivité technologique momentanée, il ne se démarque pas de la concurrence, souvent mieux lotie et moins chère en ce début...

10 March 2014

Jaki aparat do 1000 z? wybra?? Jaki kompakt b?dzie najlepszy na wakacje?Wspó?czesne aparaty kompaktowe to co? znacznie wi?cej ni? tylko zwyk?e cyfrowe...

7 May 2013

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 jest prostym aparatem typu hybrydowego. Kusi du?ym zoomem oraz zasilaniem za pomoc? powszechnie dost?pnych baterii AA, które mo?emy podmieni? na wydajne akumulatorki .... Read more…

4 June 2013

No obtendrás la misma calidad que con cámaras de gamas más altas, con procesadores de imagen dedicados y grabación en modo RAW, pero para sacar fotos en condiciones estándar que no requieran... Read more…

20 July 2013

Die Kamera verfügt über einen CCD-Sensor, der eine Auflösung von 20,1 Megapixeln leistet. Der optische Zoom mit dem Faktor 26 hilft, viele Aufnahmesituationen zu meistern. Automatische... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsch200, sony dsch200b
Barcodes 00025706258487, 00027242862241, 04905524925302, 04905524925357
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