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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1410 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the connectivity. The water proof and features get critical opinions.

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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-P200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-P200


Excellent results, Good resolution, Virtually no purple fringing, Good dynamic range, Superb build quality, Very fast and responsive, Easy to use, Good movie mode, Decent macro mode, Good battery life, AF illuminator, Flash works really well at very...

Limited manual controls, Flash underpowered, occasional underexposure, Some edge softness at wide apertures, Accessing some advanced functions via menus is a bit long-winded, Only two aperture settings, Design can exacerbate camera shake at lower...

I was very impressed with the P150 when we reviewed it last year, and the P200 - though by any measure a minor upgrade - builds on and adds to its appeal.

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Sony DSC-P200


The 7.2 megapixel Cyber-shot P200 employs a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3X optical zoom lens, a large 2-inch LCD screen and other features and benefits typically found on more full-sized cameras. The stylish and durable alloy body is only one inch thin,...

Bottom line - like its predecessor the

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200


Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Memory Stick, Type: Compact, Maximum Reso...

Stunning design. 7.2 megapixels lets you create large prints. Wonderful macro feature.

Noisy daylight shots. Some color-matching problems. Menus could be better designed.

This well-designed, enjoyable 7.2MP ultracompact is a solid choice, though the image quality and menu structure could be better.


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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-P200


Decent performance; compact size; excellent battery life.

Limited manual controls; minimal feature set; image artifacts.

This compact 7-megapixel camera's performance and photos should please undemanding snapshooters looking for maximum megapixels.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 First Impressions Review


The P-series of Sony digital cameras turns five this year. To celebrate, they're putting out an upgrade to last year's Cyber-shot P150. The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 boasts 7.2 megapixels in a compact point-and-shoot form. The digital camera sticks...

The ease of use and comfortable handling make this Cyber-shot model an attractive digital camera for the right type of user. The high megapixel count and larger 2-inch LCD make this camera an even better bargain at $399. The 7.2-megapixel Sony...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 is currently one of the best-selling digital cameras around, nearly a year on from when it was first announced back at the CES show in January. The Sony P200 is a 7 megapixel compact digicam with a 3x optical zoom lens...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 has been around for a while now and is something of a bestseller. It's easy to see why - the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 is compact, stylish, well-built and takes good photographs that produce great A4 prints. As well as...

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Digital Cameras - Sony CyberShot DSC-P200 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Taken as a package, the Sony DSC-P200 is hard to beat in the subcompact point-and-shoot digital camera market. It packs a 7.2-megapixel CCD, a sharp, high-quality 3x optical zoom lens, nine preset Scene modes and a host of other creative options in to...

The Sony P200's 3x optical zoom lens has a focal range from 7.9-23.7mm, the equivalent of a 38-114mm lens on a 35mm camera. Focus ranges from 19.7 inches (50 centimeters) to infinity in normal focus mode, with a macro setting that lets you get as close...

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Digital Camera Review: Sony Cyber-shot P200


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 is the latest in Sony's "P" line of point-and-shoot cameras.

In the box, you will find the camera, documentation, a 32 MB Memory Stick, the InfoLithium battery, the A/V cable to connect to your computer or a TV, and the AC adapter to charge the battery. Ok, I have to get my gripe in here... With this camera...

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Digital Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200


Before I get into actually describing the subject of this review, Sonys new Cyber-Shot DSC-P200, I feel compelled to present a few contemplations that came to mind as I perused his magnificent little 7.2 megapixel marvel

In the field, the P200 performs well. It never gets in the way, its battery lasts a long time and the screen even tells you how many minutes you have left, and the display provides enough information (including a live histogram) without being...

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Not long ago, all Sony digital cameras distinguished themselves by recording their pictures onto standard floppy disks. That was the Mavica series and you could tell they used floppy disks because their largish bodies were pretty much built around the...

While many P200 users will never venture beyond the ãautomaticä mode, the camera also has a P(rogram) mode where it controls aperture and speed and leaves the rest to you. And a M(anual) mode where you control everything. Items such as macro, flash, or...

Product Specifications

The Sony DSC-P200/R Cyber-shot digital camera gives you professional quality features in a compact, point-and-shoot design. With a 7.2 Megapixel Super HAD CCD with exclusive Sony technology for superb resolution, sensitivity and clarity, you'll get digital photos that are rich with detail. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3X optical zoom lens combines exceptional picture quality and ultra-sleek design. Other stand-out features include a large 2-inch LCD monitor with 134K pixels that makes it incredibly easy to frame shots and review pictures. Sony's own Real Imaging Processor LSI provides fast startup, fast shot-to-shot times and extended battery stamina for extended use. It is even compatible with the Cyber-shot Station docking bay (sold separately) for easy picture transfers while you charge your camera's battery.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FR1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick / Memory Stick PRO

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:256MB/32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2
Max Focal Length:23.7mm
Min Focal Length:7.9mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX
Digital Zoom:2/6
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Contrast compensation / Saturation / Sepia/Contrast compensation / Saturation
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical