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Sony DSC-WX200
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Sony DSC-WX200 Digital Camera

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18.2MP 10x CMOS Apr 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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39 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, this Sony digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

PhotographyBlog.com and Agdlab.pl both endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by Expert Reviews who concluded that this Sony camera was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Chip.de this camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. Experts think this Sony digital camera is one of the very best cameras of this spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 106 owner reviews this camera has a brilliant overall owner rating.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-WX200 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site Ephotozine “The Sony Cyber-shot WX200 delivers bright colourful photos, with good exposure”.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. One Sony DSC-WX200 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot WX200 is an ultra compact digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens”. Expertreviews.co.uk said “Smartphones have decimated sales of compact cameras.” in their Sony DSC-WX200 review.

One Sony DSC-WX200 reviewer thought it was a good body shape.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX200 reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Photographyblog.com scored the Sony DSC-WX200 80 out of 100 and mentioned “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”.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 14,929 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its compact camera digital cameras compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Ephotozine.com said on 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 rated it 70 out of 100. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “Image quality is up to scratch” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-WX200 owner who purchased the Sony DSC-WX200 considered that it had a good image stabiliser. One person who reviewed the product said that it had a good lens.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-WX200 owner thought the product had good features. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Sony DSC-WX200 review on expert website Expert Reviews “Lots of great features in a tiny package” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX200 was good looking.

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com wrote “Couple that to an 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full HD video, Wi” in their review.

Robust

One Sony DSC-WX200 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX200 reckoned that it was well made.

Good Connectivity

One Sony DSC-WX200 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX200 reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “An 18.2 megapixel sensor, high speed shooting and built in Wi-Fi” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX200 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-WX200. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX200 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-WX200 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX200 which are not 3D compatible.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-WX200 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX200 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

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

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX200 which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-WX200 supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX200 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-WX200 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-WX200 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-WX200 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX200, the DSC-WX200 has a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony DSC-WX200 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX200.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX200 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. The still image resolution of all cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX200 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-WX200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX200. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The DSC-WX200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The DSC-WX200 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Single image playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The playback mode "Slide show" is also found on this Sony camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

At 12,800, the Sony DSC-WX200 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The maximum ISO speeds of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-WX200 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Rotating and Trimming are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony DSC-WX200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-WX200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX200.

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

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-WX200 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX200 maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DSC-WX200 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The DSC-WX200 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years (only 105 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX200 is 170g.

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Narrow

The DSC-WX200 is quite narrow (only 92.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX200. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 22mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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Short

The shortest camera that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX200 is 16mm tall, the tallest is 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 52.4 millimeters, the DSC-WX200 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-WX200 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8".

If this Sony digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (3").

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Sony DSC-WX200 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-WX200 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX200 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 460.8 pixels, the Sony DSC-WX200 has a very low display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-WX200 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX200. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX200 range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Sony DSC-WX200 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

The average maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX200 is 8.9x, and the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX200 has a fairly low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. The DSC-WX200 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-WX200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Sony DSC-WX200 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX200 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX200

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX200.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (20x).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX200 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Focal Length
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Electrical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

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Expert Reviews

(8)
5 August 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

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. Couple that... Read more…

12 April 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot WX200 delivers bright colourful photos, with good exposure and reasonable levels of detail. Rather more impressive is that the camera packs a wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens...

15 March 2013

Lots of great features in a tiny package, and image quality is up to scratch...

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 18,2 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 2,7 cala i zoomem optycznym 10x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

10 March 2014

Agdlab.pl

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...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 August 2013 by Traffic
(Verified Purchase)

I was in need of a compact point and shoot camera as I gave my previous cybershot away to my sister and was only left with my Nikon DSLR. While there is no compact camera that can compete with the... Read more…

Reviewed 14 June 2013 by Alan

The DSC-WX200 is a new-for-2013 digital compact camera from Sony, that replaces last year's DSC-WX100. It's available in three different colours (Black, Silver, White) and comes packaged in a... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2014 by Hungryhippo
(Verified Purchase)

I struggled for a while with a few choices before narrowing it down to either the Lumix DMC-SZ3EBK or the Sony, choosing the Sony mainly on the strength of its size, video quality and the fact... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2013 by MyKeyReviews

? Brief ? The WX200 is great for those who would like a camera that can easily slip into ones pocket with the ability to take some very decent photos. This camera feels pretty solid in the sense... Read more…

Reviewed 13 January 2014 by P. Harper
(Verified Purchase)

Still getting to grips with the camera but so far performing brilliantly as a point and shoot. We have a Digital SLR but the photo quality is as good here and so much easier to carry around. Great... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx200b, dscwx200sceh, dscwx200bceh, sony dscwx200, sony dscwx200s, sony dscwx200sc, sony dscwx200sce, sony dscwx200sceh
Barcodes 00133588920092, 00700175522238, 00905524928327, 04905524928204, 04905524928273, 04905524928280, 04905524928297, 04905524928303, 04905524928327, 04905524928334
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