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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and responsiveness also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and usability. There are some mixed views about the image quality.

zoom, responsiveness, performance, design, screen

lens, value for money, portability, usability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot HX200V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V


A decent superzoom, but the competition is too stiff for us to recommend the Sony HX200V.

Bottom line: pass on the HX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V


The Sony HX200V is an 18.2 Megapixel super-zoom camera with a 30x stabilised optical zoom lens and an articulated 3 inch LCD screen. Launched in February 2012 it replaces the HX100V.

Fast 10-frame burst shooting ; Eye sensor automatically switches from EVF to screen ; 1080p50/60 best quality HD video ; In-Camera Guide ; Built-in GPS

Poor High ISO noise performance ; Lens cap obstructs lens on power-up ; No RAW mode ; No Hotshoe

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Sony Cybershot HX200V


The Cyber-shot HX200V is a perfect answer if you want a high-end performance camera, a long, powerful compact lens and the ability to change all the settings between manual and automatic. There are plenty of post-editing options you can do straight...

This camera automatically takes panoramic photos with the push of a button

The Cyber-shot won’t let you shoot images in RAW format

This camera has everything you need, both in the lens and in the body, for shooting any type of scenario.


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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot HX200V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot HX200V from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

performance, usability, image quality, portability, color

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V review


Impressed by last year's HX100V model, the arrival of the latest HX200V left team ‘Lint excited about what new surprises this Sony superzoom would have in store.

Manual zoom and focus ring, extensive zoom range, excellent image stabilisation, faster and more accurate autofocus than much of the competition, GPS

No raw file shooting, image quality ok but no better than standard compact

The HX200V takes Sony’s existing superzoom formula and further improves the recipe. A great design and manual zoom ring, bags of features and decent performance across the board tick all the right boxes. It’s only the so-so image quality and high price...

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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V


Sony's latest superzoom impresses in many ways, but lacks Raw capture.

Generous specification ; Advanced proprietary features ; Good building quality

Lacks Raw capture ; Issues with noise reduction ; Quite expensive

A 3in, 921k-dot TFT LCD screen sits on the back of the camera, and this can be tilted up and down through about 150 degrees. Should you want to hold the camera to eye level then the LCD screen is complemented by a 0.2in electric viewfinder with a...

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Sony CyberShot HX200V review


Will the Sony CyberShot HX200V offer more than the 30x optical zoom? The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX200 review follows...

Impressive specification, good design, large focal range

Premium price, heavy image processing, ill-thought-out menu system

There’s no escaping the fact that the HX200V is an impressive bridge camera. It not only features a full specification, but also a host of extra imaging technology sure to impress. However, there are a few gripes – first of all, the price tag is a fair...