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Sony DSR 200A

Sony DSR 200A
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May, 2018

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Expert review by : Dirck Halstead (

Sony DSR-200 Review


When we were first introduced to the concept of television news gathering as still photojournalists, the camera that Michael felt was the state of the art that we were going to be using was the Sony EVW300.

The only thing I can tell you for sure is that the DSR-200 is a truly great camera for Platypai or documentary television makers.

Nov, 1997

Product Specifications

The Sony DSR-200 Digital Camcorder is being used around the world for a variety of professional video applications. A compact and lightweight body, coupled with the superior picture quality of digital signal processing DSP and the DVCAM format, make it an ideal acquisition tool. In order to meet increasing demands of the video professional, Sony is now introducing an enhanced version - DSR-200A Digital Camcorder. This camcorder incorporates many new features including a minimum illumination of 3 lx, 16: 9/4: 3 aspect ratio capability, OSD (On Screen Display) ON/OFF capability, Time/Date superimposition and many others. With these additional features, the DSR-200A is the ideal choice for various demands of video journalists, event videographers, stringers and production houses. The DSR-200A offers superior pictures by using 10-bit digital signal processing. DSP technology brings high stability and reliability. In addition, the digital signal is digitally transferred from the camera to the VTR without any signal degradation and minimal signal loss. The DSR-200A is capable of PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) digital recording of stereo sound both in 32 kHz mode (4-channel/12-bit non-linear) and in 48 kHz mode (2-channel/ 16-bit linear). In 32 kHz mode, the DSR-200A records audio on two channels during shooting, and another stereo channel can be added. If higher sound quality is required, equivalent to DAT, you can record in 48 kHz mode. Basic commands such as recording and playback can be made using the Sony RMT-806 Wireless Remote Controller supplied with the DSR-200A.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DSR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:59mm
Min Focal Length:5.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Dark gray

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:DV / DVCAM
Digital Zoom:20
Media Type:DV / Mini DV


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT