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Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera

18.2MP 30x CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Eight industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Premium price, heavy image processing, illthoughtout menu system
39 Reviews + 8 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Three expert review sites thought that this Sony camera was good. This high megapixel digital camera received an Ephotozine "Recommended" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement. This camera also received a Fotomaniak.pl "Editor's Choice" award.

One other expert review site thought that this Sony digital camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. Toptenreviews.com gave this digital camera a "Gold" award.

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

The author at one additional expert review site said that this camera was good. This Sony camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 82%.

Good Brand

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


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DSC-HX200V has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the EOS 7D ($492.06), or the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i ($509.99) both from Canon or the Nikon D810 ($2,147).

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Pentax 645Z ($6,188.88) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5". The DSC-HX200V has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Support

In-Camera Guide

Eight owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V said that it had good technical guidance. What Digital Camera gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Full manual controls, including WB finetuning”. Reviewed.com rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “In-Camera Guide”. What Digital Camera also mentioned “Manual zoom and focus ring, extensive zoom range, excellent image stabilisation, faster” in their review.


Good Image and Video Quality

Fifteen owners who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Five years ago What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Full HD video at up to 50 fps with decent sound”. Also five years ago Reviewed.com said “The Sony Cybershot DSCH 200V is a fastshooting megazoom with excellent photo and video quality for its class”. Expert website Techtree.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Full HD movie shooting with image stabilisation”.

Excellent Flipout Screen

Eight customers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX200V had a good screen. Toptenreviews.com wrote “High-res fold-out three-inch rear LCD screen for cr” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. What Digital Camera wrote in their review of this digital camera “Sharp, comfortabletoread verticaltilt screen” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. What Digital Camera also mentioned “Articulating 3inch LCD display with 921k pixels” in their review.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Reviewed.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Auto sensing eyepiece viewfinder which switches off LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner reckoned that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Reviewed.com said five years ago “Eye sensor automatically switches from EVF to screen” in their review of this digital camera.

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Wydajny Zoom

Seventeen customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Superb 30x optical zoom”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Extremely versatile 30x optical zoom, offering 27mm 810mm () equivalent coverage” in their review. Reviewed.com mentioned “Wydajny zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-HX200V a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. What Digital Camera said five years ago “Very responsive performance, especially autofocus”. Reviewed.com mentioned also five years ago “Improved highspeed Auto Focus”. What Digital Camera also wrote “Quick auto focus” in their review.

Three customers thought the product had a good image stabiliser. What Digital Camera said “Optical image stabilization, with 3way "active mode" for movies” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews five years ago “Other notable highlights include Sony's own SteadyShot optical stabilisation technology, full manual co”. Four years ago expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote “With the improved stabilization, movies and images come out clearer than ever”.

Two people who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens.

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Photo Creativity

Fourteen owners who purchased the product thought it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com wrote “This camera automatically takes panoramic photos with the push of a button” in their review of this digital camera. Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Good image and great video quality”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “9 Picture Effects” in their review.

Ten people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Fast 10-frame burst shooting” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V. Reviewed.com also said “Tecnologia By Pixel Super Resolution” in their review. Reviewed.com also said “Plenty of shooting options to make casual” in their review.

Four owners thought it had a good image sensor. Four years ago expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and image processor” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The digital camera features 18.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080p HD video recording”.

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No Tiene Zapata Para Poner Un Flash Externo, No Tiene Disparos En RAW Ni Tiene Ajuste De Valores (apertura

One owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it did not have a good flash. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “No tiene zapata para poner un flash externo, no tiene disparos en RAW ni tiene ajuste de valores (apertura”.


Weight & Dimensions

Broad Focal Range

Three customers considered that the product was good structurally. Expert website Dpreview.com wrote eleven years ago “Construction is solid, though th”.

Two owners agreed that it was compact. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a new premium super-zoom compact camera”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “A premium digital compact camera, with its headline features being an 18.2 megapixel sensor”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was thick. What Digital Camera gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Broad focal range”.

One customer who bought the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Techradar.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said five years ago “The chunky yet compact flagship model in Sony's High Performance Cyber-Shot series”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 531 grams, the Sony DSC-HX200V has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Smart TV

Built-In GPS

Eight people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had gps. Toptenreviews.com gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “El zoom ptico de 30x, calidad Full HD en los videos, su pantalla de buen tamao y el GPS integrado”. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Built-in GPS”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Registrazione GPS e bussola” in their review.


Features

Advanced Proprietary Features

Seven customers who bought it considered that it had good features. What Digital Camera wrote “Advanced proprietary features” in their Sony DSC-HX200V review. What Digital Camera also said “GPS and a host of other features” in their review. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It features a long zoom lens” .


Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-HX200V is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000" and "12800" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-HX200V has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX200V features smile detection. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-HX200V supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX200V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony camera also support a video resolutions of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-HX200V has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a wind filter.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-HX200V features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Issues With Noise Reduction

Five owners who bought this digital camera said that it was noisy. Toptenreviews.com wrote four years ago “Image quality marred by aggressive noise reduction” but in spite of that they still rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “At moderate ISOs, aggressive noise reduction destroys image sharpness” but despite that they rated the Sony DSC-HX200V 4 stars out of 5. What Digital Camera mentioned “Deafening "beep" sound when buttons are pressed (it can be turned off” .

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Five owners who bought this digital camera said that it was noisy. Toptenreviews.com wrote four years ago “Image quality marred by aggressive noise reduction” but in spite of that they still rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “At moderate ISOs, aggressive noise reduction destroys image sharpness” but despite that they rated the Sony DSC-HX200V 4 stars out of 5. What Digital Camera mentioned “Deafening "beep" sound when buttons are pressed (it can be turned off” .


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX200V has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEX-7 ($883.13), or the ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x. The DSC-HX200V has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 18mm and the longest is 1,600mm. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the DSC-HX200V of 1,080 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6mm to 75mm. At 36 millimeters, the DSC-HX200V has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX200V has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Samsung NX300 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Lumix DMC-CM1 both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The DSC-HX200V has an electronic compass. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an electronic compass.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-HX200V features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-HX200V features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-HX200V features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Design

Highquality Build, Good Design and Handling

Four customers reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX200V was well designed. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Comfortable and portable camera design feels like a small DSLR (without bulk”. What Digital Camera wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Impressive specification, good design, large focal range” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera on Pocket Lint “A great design and manual zoom ring, bags of features” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

Solid Build

Six customers reckoned that it was well made. What Digital Camera wrote “Highquality build, good design” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. What Digital Camera also mentioned “Prise en mains agrable, construction soigne, cran confortable et orientable verticalement” in their review. What Digital Camera also said “Solid build” in their review.

Good Building Quality

Seven owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Five years ago What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good building quality”. What Digital Camera also wrote “Advanced image processing and picture quality at long focal lengths” in their review. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX200V “1080 5060 best quality HD video”.

Manual Control Options

Five customers concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. Toptenreviews.com said “ZoomFocus ring for manual control” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. What Digital Camera mentioned five years ago “Handy manual zoomfocus ring around lens” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. What Digital Camera also said “Manual control options” in their review.

One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to handle. One person said that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Megman wrote on Amazon four years ago “Battery life seems very good” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.


Price

Quite Expensive

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX200V reckoned that it was expensive. What Digital Camera said “Quite expensive” but they gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Sony digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx200vb
Barcodes 00027242843905, 04905524868500
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