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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX200V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 478 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the lens and image quality. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Views about the manual image adjustments and portability are different. Many are less positive about the shutter and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX200V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (Black)

 

On the surface -- and even a little beneath it -- the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is the same as its predecessor, the HX100V . It has the same 30x zoom lens, 3-inch ultrahigh-resolution tilting LCD, and controls and shooting options, including manual...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a fast-shooting megazoom with excellent photo and video quality for its class, and plenty of shooting options to make casual and advanced shooters happy.

The HX200V lacks advanced bridge camera features like raw image capture, a hot shoe, or mic input. Some of its shooting modes and general operation can get confusing if you want to do more than leave it in auto.

A lot of camera, both in lens and features, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V ($479) is a high-end superzoom camera that does just about everything imaginable. 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 photo quality, if you don't look too closely ; Massive 30X, 27 - 810 mm zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization, with 3-way "active mode" for movies ; Articulating 3-inch LCD display with 921k pixels and good outdoor visibility ; Handy manual...

Pros ; Good photo quality, if you don't look too closely ; Massive 30X, 27 - 810 mm zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization, with 3-way "active mode" for movies ; Articulating 3-inch LCD display with 921k pixels and good outdoor visibility ; Handy...

The Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V has virtually every feature imaginable for a super zoom camera, most of which allow you to take shots that were otherwise impossible. The image quality isn't great when viewed at 100%, but for most people, it's more than...

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Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

 

($479) is a high-end super zoom camera that does just about everything imaginable. Whether you're talking about its built-in GPS, 360 degree panorama maker, 10 fps burst shooting, instant HDR photos, or 1080/60p videos, the HX200V has nearly every bell...

Good photo quality, if you don't look too closely ; Massive 30X, 27 - 810 mm zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization, with 3-way "active mode" for movies ; Articulating 3-inch LCD display with 921k pixels and good outdoor visibility ; Handy manual...

Lots of detail smudging, even at ISO 100 ; Purple fringing can be strong at times ; Redeye a problem, though it can be removed in playback mode ; No RAW support ; LCD/EVF hard to see in low light ; No manual controls in movie mode ; Ten shot limit in...

Overall, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V is a very good super zoom camera. Its photo quality isn't as good as I'd like, but for the majority of people who will buy it, the smudged details that you'd see when viewing the photos on your computer will just...

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"Outstanding camera. The best of its generation."

 

Worth the money, very good camera. Easy to operate.

Awesome zoom, lots of features. HD video recording is very very good.

Sometimes is a little bit slow to take the shot. The interface between features might be slow and lacks of a remote control like its predecessors.

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"An excellent super zoom camera."

 

This a fantastic super zoom camera. If feels perfectly balanced in my hand. Not huge, nor too small to fit in the hand very nicely. The zoom feature is just outstanding. I've yet to need all the zoom length of this camera.

Tremendous zoom length. Very nice weight. Feel is darn near perfect. Video as good as any available. Tons of features beyond what I'll ever need yet easy to operate.

No hot shoe, no external mic, unable to zoom in or out in video.

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"Love it! Perfect step up from a point & shoot camera"

 

I absolutely love this camera! I have only had it for 4 days, and have spent hours taking photos with it already.

+ Body is well built and feels very sturdy

- Camera does not come with a memory card

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"Great camera, fast, amazing pictures, great zoom."

 

An amazing camera, with some minor complaints, full control of everything, except, you can not adjust the EV in Manual mode, which is annoying, I love it and highly recommend it, but Sony needs to step up their game.

Zoom, Image quality, Manual everything, effect can be fun, stunning video, great screen, fast performance, many more

Battery life could be better, The sensor that switches to the view finder is too sensitive and should have an off option, Switching between scenes is slow if you don't push okay every time. Very annoying

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX200V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX200V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Great camera, great price

 

Got it 42% off. $279 This is the first digital camera I have purchased. In other words I'm a newbie. It looked complicated at first but I'm getting the hang of it after just a couple of days. Love the zoom

It could have a better manual, one that explains the functions

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Good price for camera

 

Well worth the price. Won't see picture taking speeds as DSLR's but doesn't cost $1,000 either.

Wonderful pictures, zoom is amazing.!! I took a full picture of the moon without a tripod and the craters were very clear. Great for taking pictures to enter in the fair. Love having removable memory and batteries

Burst pictures too slow and does not refocus for any picture than the first. Camera slows down also when more faces are in view. Everyone has to be very still to be faster. Not too good in very low light. Confusing because you push different button for...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FH50
Battery Type:Sony NP-FH50

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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