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Sony HDR-CX200E
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Sony HDR-CX200E Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5 175g Dec 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Poor expert reviews
You can't really call the video HD quality
The camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing

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Reviews

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 56 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 100% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This video camera received a rating of 60 out of 100 from camcorder expert review site CNET.com.au. Camcorder experts don't rate this small total megapixels camcorder very highly.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was lightweight.

Very Light

At only 175 grams, the HDR-CX200E is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The weights of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera range from 57g to 3.9kg.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX200E is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also are Full HD.

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HD-Ready

The HDR-CX200E is HD-Ready, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-CX200E supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an S-Video Out

The HDR-CX200E has an S-Video out, unlike most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years which do not have an S-Video out.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony HDR-CX200E has a composite video out, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDR-CX200E has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony HDR-CX200E does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX200E has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 300 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX200E has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 25 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX200E has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX200E features onepush white balance. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature onepush white balance.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX200E features outdoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-CX200E features indoor white balance, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX200E features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX200E has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-CX200E has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-CX200E has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX200E has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX200E has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX200E has a touchscreen, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX200E has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Design

You Can't Really Call the Video HD Quality

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this camcorder on CNET.com.au five years ago “You can't really call the video HD quality”.


The Camcorder Feels Flimsy and the Lens is Prone to Fringing

One person wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good lens. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing” in their Sony HDR-CX200E review.


Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 10MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.31 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX200E has a quite low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.31 megapixels, the HDR-CX200E has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HDR-CX200E does not have a built-in light, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera, the HDR-CX200E does not have a built-in flash.

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Still Image

Only 2304 X 1728 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX200E supports a maximum still image resolution of 2304 x 1728. That's 21% less still image resolution than a 2592 x 1944 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 360, 640 x 480 and 1920 x 1080 and 3072 x 1728. Across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4016.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX200E in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdr-cx200es.cen, sony hdrcx200es, hdrcx200bundle, hdrcx200elcen, hdrcx200ebcen, plr hdrcx580v, plr cx560v, plr pj790v, plr pj430v, plr cx760v, plr cx260v, plr pj580v, plr cx360v, plr xr260v, plr pj650v, plr pj260v, plr cx430v, plr pj760v, plr td20v, plr pj50v, plr td30v, plr p260v, plr pj30v
Barcodes 00411378266620, 00490552485637, 00989898764341, 03610170783107, 04905524856231, 04905524856248, 04905524856286, 04905524856293, 04905524856323, 04905524856361, 04905524856378, 08029276070380, 08029276070397, 08029276070403

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