Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Digital Camera, Black - Bundle - with 32GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Case

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About Sony DSC-HX200V

The Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera (black) puts 18.2MP, 1080/60p video capture and the grip and styling of a DSLR in the palm of your hand. Designed for the more active shooter with a need for a better grip than that of a traditional point-and-shoot, the HX200V goes the distance. It works hard to provide you with great looking images and the extensive functionality to achieve them.

The 18.2MP images just don't happen. An entire system has to come together to make it possible. The HX200V provides you with the tools needed, including Active 3-Way Optical Image Stabilization, a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 30x optical zoom lens. The lens also utilizes a 60x Clear Image Zoom.

A number of auto modes come into play when shooting the HX200V as well. From GPS and Compass functionality for geo-tagging to iSCN for automatically adjusted camera settings, Sony gave the HX200V a host of features that take the guesswork out of shooting. Other highlights include 10 fps burst shooting, Background Defocus and Anti-blink. And of course, no matter what you're shooting, the camera accepts Sony's Memory Stick Duo media as well as SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Image stabilization (8),Good image quality (7),Easy to use (6),Zoom range/performance (6),Good in low light (5),Fast / accurate auto-focus (4),Compact (3),Nice body color (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (6),Low light (6),Family photos (3),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (4)

Sony DSC-HX200V Features

  • 18.2 MP Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor: This sensor captures ultra-HD images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light
  • Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns
  • Full HD 1080/60p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode: This reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation
  • GPS and Compass: GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps: Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos: Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes
  • Photo Creativity: This allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color and vividness and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera's monitor
  • Background Defocus: The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode: With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Soft Skin mode: Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Smile Shutter technology: Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity
  • Anti-blink Function: It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode: iSCN Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings

Sony DSC-HX200V Specifications

Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor
BIONZ
Pixel Gross
18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution
18.2MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
13M(4896x2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3
18M(4,896x3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size
Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size
2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i:28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i)/9M HQ(1,440x1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440x1,080/30fps)/6M(1,280x720/30fps)/3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Yes
Dual Record
Yes
Audio Format
AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker
Stereo/mono
Wind Noise Reduction
Off/on
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture
f 2.8-5.6
Optical Zoom
30x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 29-870mm / Still 4:3: 27-810mm / Movie 16:9: 29-870mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-1250mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 36-1080mm(SteadyShot Standard), 37-1530mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction
11 elements in 10 groups(including 1 ED glass element and 1 aspheric element)
Minimum Focus Distance
iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity, T:Approx.200cm(6.56') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity, T:Approx.200cm(6.56') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements
1
Clear Image Zoom
60x
Steady Shot Mode
Active: Yes
Viewfinder Type
Optical (0.2 type), 201K dots equivalent)
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer
Standard
ISO
Auto/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250//1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
White Balance Mode
Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White balance shift
AF Modes
Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
LCD Type
3.0" Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display (921K dots)
Brightness Control
5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram
Yes
Grid Display
Yes (Off / On)
Red-Eye Reduction
Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect
Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Flash Modes
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 12.4m(11 7/8 inches to 40 feet 8 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx.2.0m to 5.9 m(6feet 6 3/4 inches to 19 feet 4 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.17.5 m(57 feet 5 1/8 inches)(W) / Approx.8.4 m(27 feet 6 3/4 inches)(T)
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output
Micro HDMI
USB Port(s)
Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet
Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Self-timer
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
iAuto(4" - 1/4000) / Program Auto(1" - 1/4000) / Shutter Priority(30" - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority(8" - 1/2000) / Manual(30" - 1/4000)
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur
Yes
Sweep Panorama
Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection
8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Yes
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot with 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing
Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Yes
Shooting Tips
Yes
Background Defocus
Yes
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Yes
Photo Creativity
Yes
Picture Effects
HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type
LITHIUM ION NP-FH50 6.8V
Battery Capacity
Typical:6.1Wh(900mAh), minimum:5.9Wh(870mAh)
Power Consumption
Operation: Approx. 1.3W(LCD) / Approx. 1.2W(EVF)
Power Requirements
AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions
4-7/8" x 3-1/2" x 3-3/4" (121.6 x 86.6 x 93.3mm)
Weight
1 lb 4.6oz (583g)
Main unit only: 1 lb 2.7oz (531g)

Sony DSC-HX200V Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Reviewed by 16 customers

 
4.0

So far so good

By

from Arizona  -  Casual Photographer

The camera seems to work as advertised and pretty much as noted by other reviewers. The viewfinder is a plus in bright conditions or if you need to put on your glasses to see the LCD. The backlight correction (HDR) feature significantly improves picture quality when shooting with hazy skies and in high contrast situations. The lack of a printed manual is an irritant (but not surprising) and the online / in-camera manual is not well written. Overall it seems like an excellent camera for someone who wants better pictures and more control than is available with most point and shoot cameras but doesn't want the added cost and size of a DSLR.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the Money!

By

from Deer Park, NY

I have been a Nikon user for many years and I am going to Rome in the Fall and didn't want to carry a heavy camera and all sorts of lenses. This camera is ideal with the 30x zoom and takes wonderful pictures. I would have given it 5 stars but the lack of a decent manual and clear instructions was the reason. Having to do homeowrk and trying to learn cameras features are a pain but I have time until September. Pictures equal to my larger SLR much more expensive camera and this fits in your jacket pocket! There is a WOW factor when viewing through the 30x zoom.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only with Firmware 1.01

By

from Costa Rica

It's a great camera, the most versatile ever... a wonderful camera, indeed!!!, only IF it comes with Firmware 1.01 BUT... if it comes with Firmware 1.00 DO NOT BUY it: it has a terrible NR feature error that smears textures and details in a so destructive way that I'd better say NR horror!!! in fact I got rid of it a soon as I could. Demand Firmware 1.01, if it's not, DO NOT buy it...! not until Sony has released 1.01 Firmware update on this website, to what Sony has denied to do multiple times.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By

from North Carolina  -  Photography Student

It's very good camera. I have about 4 cameras of Sony and I'm glad to bought it

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!

By

from Texas, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this camera for the sole reason of taking night-time pictures. It has a low ISO of 100 and a shutter / aperature rating of 30". I was amazed by the quality of photos this bad boy takes. It has a POWERFUL zoom (up to 60x!) and the photos you can take is just amazing.

 
4.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

By

from Stoughton, MA  -  Casual Photographer

It is a few steps up for me from Fujifilm Finepix s2950. It has better image quality, good zoom and good in low light congition. But it does take a little long to process low light shots and wish it has a bigger sensor for more detail shots.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1st high MP camera

By

from Houston, TX  -  Casual Photographer

This is my first high pixel count camera and am so far very pleased, especially at this price point. I think it's a good value(and I'm not necessarily a SONY fan). It's better than a pocket point and shoot(and larger of course), but not nearly as complicated as a DSLR. It probably has more features than I will use, but I haven't explored them all either.

 
4.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

By

from Stoughton, MA  -  Casual Photographer

A few steps up from my Fujifilm finepix s2950 in a bit more cast. Pretty good image quality, Nice zoom, so much better in low light condition and easy to use. But the panorama shot doesn't work as well as expected and take a little time for processing low light shots. Overall, it is a pretty good camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tremendous camera at a superb price

By

from Craftsbury VT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I first saw this camera's results on my niece's FB page, I was impressed at the color and sharpness of the landscapes and family photos. I then saw that my sister decided to get one and loved it. They were followed by another family member. For the fact that it had the movie option, and my old Sony did not, I decided to upgrade. Also the zoom and macro are amazing, without the need for lens changes. I've been a film enthusiast and have enjoyed my older Sony, but this camera is a nice step up.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By

from Bronx, NY

This camera is the best camera ive ever owned. The Photos are very beautiful and clean. It's perfect for my automotive photography.

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