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Sony DSC-HX200V
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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

Expert review sites really like this digital camera and have given it seven awards.

The editors of three expert review sites all liked this camera. The expert at Ephotozine gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement. This Sony camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

This Sony digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

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

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 81%. This puts this camera in the top 11% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who bought the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Cameralabs.com said on Camera Labs four years ago “This new high resolution sensor, wh” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “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 Sony DSC-HX200V review. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Suitable for outdoor shooting” nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars.

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V considered that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Megman mentioned “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”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX200V had a good image sensor.

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Good Quality Lens

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

One Sony DSC-HX200V reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good lens. One Sony DSC-HX200V owner said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Video Capture

A few Sony DSC-HX200V owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The digital camera features 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080p HD video recording” in their review. Expert review site Techtree.com wrote “The Full HD movie shooting with image stabilisation” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “A panorama sweep mode and one-touch full HD video capture capability in a relatively small, DSLR-like”.

Good Technical Features

Four Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it had good features. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It's bristling with big numbers and impressive features, including an 18-megapixel sensor, 30x zoom, articulated 3in screen, electronic viewfinder” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review. Expertreviews.co.uk also mentioned “Packed with features and excels for video.”. Technobuffalo.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V “The HX200V brings a lot of nifty new features to the table” .

Good Brand

On average Sony digital cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Robust

Several Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers considered that the product was well made. Four years ago Cnet.com wrote on expert review site 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

A few people thought the Sony DSC-HX200V had gps. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote four years ago “A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video with stereo sound” in their review of this digital camera. Dcresource.com said in their review “Whether you're talking about its built-in GPS, 360 degree panorama maker, 10 fps burst shooting, instant HDR photos, or 1080/60p videos”.

Good Battery Life

A number of Sony DSC-HX200V owners considered that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Megman mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Battery life seems very good and it is a quick 2hr charge”.

Good Support

Two Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Other notable highlights include Sony's own SteadyShot optical stabilisation technology, full manual co” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX200V was compact. Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site Ephotozine “A premium digital compact camera, with its headline features being an 18.2 megapixel sensor”. Four years ago Photographyblog.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a new premium super-zoom compact camera”.

A few Sony DSC-HX200V owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good structurally. Expert review site Dcresource.com said in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “Construction is solid” .

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Nice Design

One customer who purchased the Sony DSC-HX200V said that it was a good design. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “A great design and manual zoom ring, bags of features” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Two Sony DSC-HX200V owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techtree.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “GPS Log REC function also comes handy for tourists” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Digitalversus.com said in their review on expert review site Digital Versus “The Cyber-shot HX200V brings a few nice updates (screen calibration, responsiveness) to an already excellent camera”.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a GPS, unlike most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX200V which do not have a GPS.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX200V which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-HX200V supports Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX200V which do not have an image stabiliser, the DSC-HX200V has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The DSC-HX200V has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this type and age is 3x and the biggest is 30x.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

This digital camera's memory card type (SD) is actually the best supported memory card type across all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX200V.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of digital camera is MicroSD (TransFlash).

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The DSC-HX200V has one of the higher megapixel counts (18.2 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this type and age have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 10MP.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

At 1,080 millimeter, the DSC-HX200V has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average maximum focal length of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 430mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 75mm to 1,100mm.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX200V is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX200V that we have assessed, the Sony DSC-HX200V's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is one of the highest. The lowest display resolution of cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX200V is 230 pixels and the highest is 930,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX200V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote four years ago “Photo quality isn't in line with the price” in their review.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony DSC-HX200V does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX200V also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-HX200V does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX200V also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX200V is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX200V are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-HX200V is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V are also not 3D compatible.

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Only Features One Image Adjustment Mode

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the DSC-HX200V is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured image adjustment mode is Contrast, but this image adjustment mode is not featured on this Sony camera. The image adjustment modes Brightness are also featured on this camera.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V have between one and three supported batteries, including the DSC-HX200V which has one supported battery.

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Thick

At 93.3 millimeters, the Sony DSC-HX200V is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V. The depths of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX200V range from 21mm to 270mm, and the average depth is 70mm.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX200V, the minimum focal length of the DSC-HX200V of 36 millimeters is one of the longest. The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 24mm to 36mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX200V

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX200V has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a pretty standard weight (531 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX200V.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Other Features

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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dschx200, dschx200v, dschx200vb, sony dschx200, sony dschx200v, sony dschx200vb
Barcodes 00027242843905, 04905524868500
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