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Sony DSC-HX200 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 20.1MP 26x CCD Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good quality lens
Good connectivity

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website What Digital Camera scored this high megapixel digital camera 88 out of 100. This puts this Sony camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DSC-HX200 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5". The DSC-HX200 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Design

Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-HX200 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera are also not waterproof.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-HX200 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which have an HDMI.

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Picture Quality

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the best is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 8MB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB. The Sony DSC-HX200 has one of the bigger internal memory (105 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a hand strap, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-HX200 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-HX200 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Good Quality Lens

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Good Video Capture

One customer concluded that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said in their reviews that it had a good screen.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX200 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 460,000 pixels, the DSC-HX200 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 820,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX200 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the EOS 7D ($849), and the EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465) both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the D610 + AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR + AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED + 32GB (3.2"), or the D600 ($1,199) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Pentax K-3 ($887.43) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony Alpha A58, or the Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465) which has better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-HX200 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-HX200 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-HX200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 52 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX200 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The average digital zoom of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 33x.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-RX100 ($999.99) (54x), the DSC-WX200 (102x), or the DSC-HX60V ($375.65) (120x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras of this spec and age is 16x. The Sony DSC-HX200 has a fairly big optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-HX200V (30x and higher rated), or the DSC-HX60V ($375.65) (30x and higher rated) both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (30x and higher rated).

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Six Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the DSC-HX200 which has six aspheric elements.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 633 millimeters, the DSC-HX200 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX200 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-HX200 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-HX200 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Sony DSC-HX200 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX200 has one of the lowest playback zoom (max) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The lowest playback zoom (max) of cameras of this type and age is 8x and the highest is 39x.

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Fairly Slow Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of 1,800 millisecond, the DSC-HX200 has a fairly slow start-up time compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. Cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have start-up times of between 2ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,000ms.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-HX200 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX200 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon EOS 60Da, or the Sony ILCE-7R ($1,899.99) which has better reviews.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought the product considered that it had gps.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DSC-HX200 has a fairly average weight (430 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx200vb
Barcodes 00027242843905, 00905524925364, 03610170843269, 04905524831634, 04905524831641, 04905524831658, 04905524858075, 04905524861280, 04905524868500, 04905524925364

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