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Sony DSC-HX200V

Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 18.2 megapixel 30 times zoom factor digital camera
18.2MP 30x Yes CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date

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Sony DSC-HX200V Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX200V number 517 across all digital cameras.
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22 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has not bad expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 98%, based on 22 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good video capture.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Heavy
Only one aspherical lens

Sony DSC-HX200V Video Reviews


Sony DSC-HX200V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Fotomaniak.pl who said it was excellent and it received a "Recommended" award from review website Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement. This camera also received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.

This digital camera received a "Gold" award from review website Toptenreviews.com who concluded that this camera was terrific.

The writers at two more expert review sites both concluded that this Sony digital camera was very good. 01net.com gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording.


Features

4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-HX200V has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Digital cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg. The DSC-HX200V is one of the heavier cameras (531 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras is 0.34x and the biggest is 83x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX200V has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5" and the largest is 9".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-HX200V supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-HX200V has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,080 millimeter) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DSC-HX200V has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-HX200V has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-HX200V features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-HX200V features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX200V features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Electronic Compass

The DSC-HX200V has an electronic compass, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The DSC-HX200V is a one aspherical lens camera. Most of the other cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony DSC-HX200V of 36 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-HX200V features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX200V has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Sony DSC-HX200V Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-HX200V review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 304,094 product attributes, 191,166 digital camera reviews and 2,332,300 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx200vb
Barcodes 00027242843905, 04905524868500

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