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Sony Cyber SHOT DSC W200S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 reviews of Sony Cyber SHOT DSC W200S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the contrast and reliability get critical reviews. There are mixed comments on the flash and durability.

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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 W200S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber SHOT DSC W200S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony Cyber SHOT DSC W200S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the zoom and performance. The price and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability and size.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber SHOT DSC W200S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Cyber SHOT DSC W200S from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Grace Aquino (

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200


What does Sony love to deliver most – besides overblown speeches about giant enemy crabs? Products that jam multiple components into delightfully, mysteriously small packages....

Optical image stabilization, face detection techniques, and 9-point autofocus system generate handsome snapshots. Buttery smooth 3x (35 to 105-mm film equivalent) optical zoom. Fast shooting: 1.7 seconds from power-on to first shot and 0.6 second...

Outrageous 0 price tag – we’ve found 7-megapixel cameras with similar performance and image quality at almost half the price. 2.5-inch LCD has a grainy quality and mediocre detail

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 review


I couldn't have asked for a better example of the evils of sensor-resolution specmanship than Sony's 12-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-W200. This top-of-the-food-chain addition to the otherwise sensible W series--not exactly budget cameras, but reasonably...

Compact, attractive design; optical image-stabilizer; manual exposure mode.

Requires far more light for low ISO shots than most competitors; exceptionally long flash-recycle time and disappointing shot-to-shot performance; image-processing artifacts; LCD has poor off-angle viewing; proprietary USB cable.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200's 12-megapixel sensor raises the price of an otherwise decent snapshot camera, with little benefit. The W90 and W80 are better deals.

May, 2007

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Sony DSC-W200


At the top of Sony's "W" series of point-n-shoot models is the DSC-W200, the most compact 12-megapixel camera in the industry (as of 8/2007). It is followed by the 8-megapixel DSC-W90 unit and the 7.2- megapixel DSC-W80 model. All sport Carl Zeiss® 3x...

The new W-series models incorporate selectable in-camera editing functions that can save you from hours of post-editing time at the computer. Equipped with Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer, the cameras can analyze captured image data and instantly...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Sony Cybershot DSC W200 Review


Sony CyberShot W200 onderwater review : De Sony DSC-W200 is een compacte camera die prettig is in het gebruik. Door zijn kleine omvang is hij gemakkelijk in een jas- of broekzak te stoppen, wat op reis altijd een uitkomst is. De prestaties zijn goed....

Dec, 2007


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Sony Cybershot DSC W200 review


I am in Dahab, Egypt and I am taking the Sony DSC-W200 to the seaside in an exclusive manner: on a camel. The diving spots near Ras Abu Galum are only accessible by camel from Dahab. The trip will take approximately an hour and a half. This is a good...

The Sony DSC-W200 is a compact camera that is a joy to use. Thanks to its small size you can easily carry it with you in the pocket of your trousers or jacket. This is particularly nice when travelling. The performance is excellent. Pictures can be...

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 Review


At first glance the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 looks like a fairly run-of-the mill compact camera, with an understated, compact silver body, 3x zoom lens (35-105mm) and 2.5 inch LCD screen. Look a little closer though, and you'll find that there are some...

On paper the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 promises to be one of the more interesting compacts around for the keen shutterbug. Ultimately, however, it's let down by a combination of poor image quality, mixed responsiveness and strange implementation of...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!


While not as tiny as models in Sony's T-series, the Sony Cyber-shot W200 is still quite small and pocket-friendly, and boasts an impressive 12.1-megapixel CCD in its small body. Though compact in size, the Sony W200 offers an excellent range of...

Tiny size, portable and stylish ; Full manual exposure control, plus full auto mode when you need it ; Useful range of preset shooting modes ; Great overall color ; Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor ; Face Detection 2 optimizes exposure and focus for faces ;...

High barrel distortion is noticeable in images ; Fairly strong chromatic aberration ; Strong oversaturation in reds, may be more than many consumers find pleasing ; Slightly limited flash range ; Strong contrast under harsh lighting, camera also dims...

Also included on the W200 are nine preset shooting modes, which add flexibility in common, yet tricky conditions. Among the standard Twilight, Soft Snap, and Landscape options are also Beach, Snow, Fireworks, and two High Sensitivity modes (High and...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : David B. Brooks (

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 12.1-Megapixel Pocket Camera; Taking A Fun Camera Seriously


(Top): The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 is a shirt pocket-sized digital camera that's capable of producing very large, high-quality prints.

The workings of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 can be learned almost entirely without reference to a handbook, simply by sitting down with it, turning on the LCD menu screen and toggling through the modes and commands. Each mode setting and function is...

Dec, 2007

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W200 Digital Camera Review


Do you feel like needing huge prints? Here's the most compact 12 megapixels camera in the industry that features Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization and Face Detection Technology, as well as D-arrange Optimizer. Sony's...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200


For those times when 10 megapixels just isn't enough.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery life (CIPA standard):300
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-BG1


Built-in processor:BIONZ
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Trimming
Image quality adjustment:Contrast, Sharpness
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Twilight
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):115000
Field of view:100


Built-in flash: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 70.9
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 129.9


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):13.4 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):1.97 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:6
Extra/Smart zoom:18
Filter size:1.46
Focal length range (f-f):0.299 - 0.898
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal memory:31

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 4.13
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 5.5
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 4.13
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser Ver.2.0\nUSB Driver \nPicture Package Music Transfer
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448, 4000 x 2672
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes


Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:MPEG
Video formats supported:MPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):6.1