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Sony DSC-TX200
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Sony DSC-TX200 Digital Camera

18.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera received a rating of 75 out of 100 from camera expert review site Digitaltrends.com.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 14,994 expert and owner reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-TX200 reviewer concluded that it was smooth. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Attractive compact camera with smooth glass panels front”. One Sony DSC-TX200 owner who bought the product said that it was good looking. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful, clean design” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Video Capture

One customer reckoned that the Sony DSC-TX200 was good for video recording. Three years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote “People who want a slick point-and-shoot that takes good photos and superior videos” in their Sony DSC-TX200 review.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-TX200 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Robust

One Sony DSC-TX200 owner who bought the Sony DSC-TX200 considered that it was well made. Digitaltrends.com said “Plenty of solid features”.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact.

Quite Large Screen Size

Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-TX200 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". The Sony DSC-TX200 has a very large screen size (3.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-TX200.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. At 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-TX200 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX200.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-TX200 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX200 do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The DSC-TX200 has one of the higher megapixel counts (18.2 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-TX200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-TX200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Very High Display Resolution

At 1,229,000 pixel, the DSC-TX200 has a very high display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-TX200 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4896 x 2760 and 7152 x 1080. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Six Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-TX200 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the DSC-TX200 which has six aspheric elements.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of this type and age range from 200 to 26,000. At 12,800, the DSC-TX200 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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OLED Display

The DSC-TX200 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and type. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

An OLED display is actually the best display across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX200.

The worst display across similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 10MP to 48MP. The DSC-TX200 has a fairly many total megapixel count (18.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX200.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-TX200 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-TX200.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-TX200 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-TX200 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-TX200 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolution 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX200.

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

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Light

The DSC-TX200 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX200 (only 114 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lightest similar spec camera that has been on the market for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 710g.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 64, the Sony DSC-TX200 has one of the smallest minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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15 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that it was not noisy. Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “Noisy at higher ISOs”.

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-TX200 three years ago “Few manual adjustments” but they still gave it a score of 75 out of 100.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony DSC-TX200 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sony DSC-TX200 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-TX200 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony DSC-TX200 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-TX200 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-TX200 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-TX200 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-TX200 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Sony DSC-TX200 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 2 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200 is 0.0005s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The DSC-TX200 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 630 milliamperes * hour) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest battery capacity of digital cameras of this age and spec is 170mAh, the biggest is 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-TX200 is 6.8. At only 4.8, the Sony DSC-TX200 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX200.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The DSC-TX200 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-TX200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-TX200 the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. The DSC-TX200 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.3 to 6.6. At 3.5, the DSC-TX200 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-TX200

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-TX200 over three years ago.

MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

The Sony DSC-TX200 supports a better memory card type than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports an MS Micro (M2) memory card, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Sony camera support a microSD (TransFlash) and microSDHC memory card.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-TX200 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-TX200 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 February 2013

This is a very good go-everywhere camera for its intended audience: people who want a slick point-and-shoot that takes good photos and superior videos. With its limited adjustments, this is not...

Beautiful, clean design
Highquality stillsvideos under ample light
Excellent touchscreenUI
Attractive compact camera with smooth glass panels front and rear
Waterproof to 16 feet
Few manual adjustments
Uses "micro" media cards
Noisy at higher ISOs
Images are soft in the corners
Very high barrel distortion at wide angle

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx200, sony dsctx200v, sony dsctx200vr, sony dsctx200vv
Barcodes 00027242843875, 00027242843882, 00027242843899
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