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Sony DSC-HX200V
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Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera

Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 5 Star Pocket Lint Hot Product PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
18.2MP 30x CMOS Dec 2013
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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera has received seven awards from expert review sites.

Three expert review sites all liked this camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. This camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

The reviewers at three additional expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was good. Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this Sony digital camera a "5 Star" award.

Pocket Lint gave this camera a "Hot Product" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this Sony camera on average 81%. If all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 15%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good zoom. Cnet.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V on CNET.com “It has the same 30x zoom lens, 3-inch ultrahigh-resolution tilting LCD” and scored the product 4 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V is very similar to the HX20V, except it has more zoom, in a larger, SLR style body with an electronic viewfinder” in their review. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote five years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V ($479) is a high-end super zoom camera that does just about everything imaginable” .

One person reckoned that the product had a good lens. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Techtree.com wrote in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “The Full HD movie shooting with image stabilisation” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “This new high resolution sensor, wh” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Techradar.com mentioned in their review five years ago “The new HX200V superzoom succeeds the HX100V, in the process boosting the headline resolution from 16.2 megapixels to 18.2 effective megapixels from an Exmor R CMOS senso” .

One Sony DSC-HX200V reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago Megman said in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “This is my second Bridge camera, not being that good or prolific enough of a photographer to warrant the cost of a full DSLR camera”.

One Sony DSC-HX200V reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “The digital camera features 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080p HD video recording” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review.

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Good Video Capture

Some Sony DSC-HX200V owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “A panorama sweep mode and one-touch full HD video capture capability in a relatively small, DSLR-like” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review.

Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-HX200V owners wrote that it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said five years ago “It's bristling with big numbers and impressive features, including an 18-megapixel sensor, 30x zoom, articulated 3in screen, electronic viewfinder”. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “Packed with features and excels for video.”. Technobuffalo.com wrote “The HX200V brings a lot of nifty new features to the table”.

Robust

A number of people concluded that it was well made. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX200V review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that” . Dcresource.com mentioned in their review “Construction is solid”.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had gps. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video with stereo sound” in their review. Expert website Dcresource.com mentioned “Whether you're talking about its built-in GPS, 360 degree panorama maker, 10 fps burst shooting, instant HDR photos, or 1080/60p videos”.

Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-HX200V owners who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Megman mentioned on Amazon “Battery life seems very good and it is a quick 2hr charge”.

Good Support

A few Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Trustedreviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “Other notable highlights include Sony's own SteadyShot optical stabilisation technology, full manual co” in their review.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,237 expert and owner reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its cameras.

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Good Size

Several Sony DSC-HX200V owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “A premium digital compact camera, with its headline features being an 18.2 megapixel sensor” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a new premium super-zoom compact camera” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good structurally.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A great design and manual zoom ring, bags of features” .

Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX200V was easy to use. Four years ago expert website Techtree.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V “GPS Log REC function also comes handy for tourists”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Sony DSC-HX200V reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus five years ago “The Cyber-shot HX200V brings a few nice updates (screen calibration, responsiveness) to an already excellent camera”.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not have an image stabilizer, the Sony DSC-HX200V has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX200V has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V which do not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this spec and age is 3x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best memory card type is SDHC and the worst is MicroSD (TransFlash).

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V range from 1.3MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 11MP. The DSC-HX200V has a quite high megapixel (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX200V is 390mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 75mm to 1,100mm. At 1,080 millimeter, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-HX200V has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Big Extra/Smart Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX200V the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 60x. The DSC-HX200V has one of the biggest extra/Smart zooms (60 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony DSC-HX200V has one of the highest display resolution (numeric)s (921,000 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 230 pixels to 930,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-HX200V supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of a 768 x 512 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera support video resolutionss of 640 x 480 pixels and 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. The video resolution of all cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX200V ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Sony DSC-HX200V owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Photo quality isn't in line with the price” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V do not support wi-Fi. The Sony DSC-HX200V is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX200V do not support video capability. The DSC-HX200V is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX200V is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX200V are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX200V, the Sony DSC-HX200V does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Sony DSC-HX200V is not 3D.

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Only Features One Image Quality Adjustment

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently featured image quality adjustment is Sharpness, but this image quality adjustment is not featured on this Sony camera. The image quality adjustments Brightness are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The DSC-HX200V has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera supports an AC3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX200V.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX200V that we have assessed, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony DSC-HX200V of 36 millimeters is one of the longest. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX200V have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 24mm and 36mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 28mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX200V

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX200V has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The DSC-HX200V has a relatively standard weight (531 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Multi Burst Mode
Electronic Compass
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Other Features
Built-In Flash

7 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 5 Star Pocket Lint Hot Product Les Numeriques.com 5 Star fotomaniak.pl Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(35)
21 February 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is indeed a very competent camera in the megazoom category. The GPS, compass, and GPS Log REC function also comes handy for tourists. The Full HD movie shooting with...

13 November 2012

Sony packs a ton of features into the HX200V superzoom and, for many people, it will offer more than enough camera for a range of shooting situations. Anyone who likes to travel but doesn't want... Read more…

1 September 2012

Sony Cyber-shot HX200V verdict The Sony Cyber-shot HX200V is a super-zoom camera with a a 30x stabilised optical zoom. It replaces the Cyber-shot HX100V, upping the sensor resolution to a whopping...

12 July 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V has one heck of a model name, but it's also known as Sony's top-of-the-line Super Zoom digital camera. Filling the shoes of last year's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V,... Read more…

15 June 2012

A perfect alternative to DSLR camera, HX200V will make the users to have more. The overall Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V Review shows that it is one of the best cameras in bridge segment. Suitable...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 January 2013 by Megman "Megman"

This is my second Bridge camera, not being that good or prolific enough of a photographer to warrant the cost of a full DSLR camera. My previous Bridge camera was a Fujifilm FinePix S9500 Digital... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx200, sony dschx200v, sony dschx200vb
Barcodes 00027242843905, 04905524868500
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