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Sony DSC-TX200V/V
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Sony DSC-TX200V/V Digital Camera

18.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Splash Of Sophistication. The TX200V doesn 't look waterproof. But it is. And dustproof too. Sure, it sports a sleek glass-panel face and a slim, stylish body backed by a 3.3 " OLED touchscreen... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera received an expert rating of 75 out of 100 from Digitaltrends.com.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-TX200 reviewer concluded that it was smooth. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Attractive compact camera with smooth glass panels front”. One Sony DSC-TX200 owner who bought the product said that it was good looking. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful, clean design” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Sony compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras manufactured by Sony.

Good Video Capture

One customer reckoned that the Sony DSC-TX200 was good for video recording. Three years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote “People who want a slick point-and-shoot that takes good photos and superior videos” in their Sony DSC-TX200 review.

Robust

One Sony DSC-TX200 owner who bought the Sony DSC-TX200 considered that it was well made. Digitaltrends.com said “Plenty of solid features”.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-TX200 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.3 inches, the DSC-TX200V/V has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-TX200V/V. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V has one of the bigger digital zooms (10 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-TX200V/V have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a quite high megapixel (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-TX200V/V. The average megapixel of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-TX200V/V is 14MP.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-TX200V/V, the DSC-TX200V/V has a built-in flash.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. At 1,229,000 pixel, the Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX200V/V.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-TX200V/V has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4896 x 2760 and 7152 x 1080. The still image resolution of all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-TX200V/V ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has Seven White Balances

The DSC-TX200V/V has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-TX200V/V. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Six Number of Aspheric Elementss

The DSC-TX200V/V is a six number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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OLED Display

The DSC-TX200V/V has a better display than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an OLED display, whereas most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays. Across all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DSC-TX200V/V has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (12,800) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 3 to 26,000.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. With a total megapixels of 18.9 megapixels, the Sony DSC-TX200V/V has one of the more total megapixelss amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200V/V ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-TX200V/V supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony digital camera 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX200V/V.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony DSC-TX200V/V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-TX200V/V.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Light

The weights of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200V/V range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 114 grams, the DSC-TX200V/V is one of the lighter compact cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-TX200V/V is 94, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. The DSC-TX200V/V has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 64) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that it was not noisy. Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “Noisy at higher ISOs”.

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-TX200 three years ago “Few manual adjustments” but they still gave it a score of 75 out of 100.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the DSC-TX200V/V does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-TX200V/V does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The DSC-TX200V/V is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200V/V are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-TX200V/V is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX200V/V are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The DSC-TX200V/V has a fairly small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The optical zooms of digital cameras of this age and type range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-TX200V/V has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-TX200V/V is 14s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. At only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX200V/V.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 630 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-TX200V/V. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-TX200V/V have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-TX200V/V has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 4.8) amongst compact cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-TX200V/V is 1.8 and the smallest is 87.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-TX200V/V is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200V/V.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Sony DSC-TX200V/V has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-TX200V/V range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.5, the DSC-TX200V/V has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX200V/V the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-TX200V/V

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-TX200V/V.

MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

The Sony DSC-TX200V/V supports an MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this camera support a microSD (TransFlash) and microSDHC compatible memory cards.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-TX200V/V has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
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
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Brightness Adjustment
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
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 February 2013

This is a very good go-everywhere camera for its intended audience: people who want a slick point-and-shoot that takes good photos and superior videos. With its limited adjustments, this is not...

Beautiful, clean design
Highquality stillsvideos under ample light
Excellent touchscreenUI
Attractive compact camera with smooth glass panels front and rear
Waterproof to 16 feet
Few manual adjustments
Uses "micro" media cards
Noisy at higher ISOs
Images are soft in the corners
Very high barrel distortion at wide angle

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx200, sony dsctx200v, sony dsctx200vv
Barcodes 00027242843875, 00027242843882, 00027242843899
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