Sony HDR-CX200 HD Camcorder, Exmor CMOS Sensors, 5.3 Megapixel Resolution, 300x Digital/25x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD Display, Black

Sony
SKU: SOHDRCX200B MFR: HDR-CX200/B
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About Sony HDR-CX200

The Sony HDR-CX200 High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 video and can capture 5.3 megapixel still images as well. The camcorder is equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that supports 25x optical zoom and 30x extended zoom. There's also a 2.7" touch screen Clear Photo LCD display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX200 comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has a Tracking Focus function that follows selected subjects as you record. The microphone features 5.1 channel surround sound for dynamic and vivid surround audio. The camcorder also has Intelligent Auto, which supports 60 different scene combinations. It has Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode as well.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX200 features Event Browse, which groups video and stills by each particular recording session automatically. It also has a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks for you automatically. With the HDR-CX200, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Sony HDR-CX200 Features

  • 1920x1080p Full HD Recording with 5.3MP still image capture: The Sony HDR-CX190 offers 1920 x 1080p high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. With Dual Capture you can also take 5.3MP still images while shooting HD movie
  • Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video: Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode: SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting
  • 30x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action: Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 25x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens: The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230K): The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge: The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB
  • Intelligent Auto: Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from nine distinct scene modes (60 different combinations possible)
  • Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference: The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame: Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you: Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC: Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer

Sony HDR-CX200 Specifications

Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx.1310K pixels(16:9)
Imaging Sensor
1/5.8" (3.1mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross
Approx.1500K pixels
Processor
BIONZ Image processor
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Movie Mode: 36mm - 1080mm (16:9),44mm-1320mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 36mm - 900mm (16:9), 44mm-1100mm (4:3)
Aperture
F1.8-3.2
Digital Zoom
300x
Extended Zoom
30x
Focal Distance
f = 2.5mm - 62.5mm; f =1/8inch - 2 1/2inch
Lens Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode (wide to tele)
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 39cm (Tele Macro)
Optical Zoom
25x
Steady Shot Mode
Active: 43.2mm - 1080mm
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control
Yes (Menu)
Coverage
1
Grid Display
Guide Frame
LCD Type
2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Wide(16:9)
Touch Panel
Yes
Still Image Size 4
Movie mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728); Photo mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728)
Video Mode
HD FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
Audio Format
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Dual Record
5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072 x 1728); 1.3 megapixels 16:9 (1536 x 864)
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Mic Level Control
Yes (2steps)
Microphone/Speaker
Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
Photo Capture from Movie
2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
5.3 megapixels
Still Image Mode
JPEG
Still Image Size 16
Movie mode:5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728); Photo mode::5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)
Video Actual (Pixel)
Approx.1310K pixels(16:9), Approx.980K pixels(4:3)
Video Format
HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/,60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD: 720x480/60i
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Wind Position
Yes(Off/On)
Auto Iris Control
F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
D-Range Optimizer
Yes
Exposure Settings
Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Gain Control
Auto
LOW LUX Mode
Yes
Metering Modes
Multi-segment / Spot
Minimum Illumination
Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Noise Reduction
Yes
Scene Mode(s)
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
White Balance Mode
Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Shutter Speeds
Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000
Drive Mode
Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Self-timer
10sec.(Still Image)
SD Output
Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied)
Remote Jack
Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
A/V Remote Terminal
Video / Audio / Remote
BRAVIA Sync
Yes
DC IN
Yes
HD Output
HDMI Out (mini) (supplied)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (mini)
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
PhotoTV HD
Yes
USB Port(s)
TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
AF Modes
Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
Focus Area
Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Type
Tracking Focus
Focus System
Contrast AF
Tracking Focus
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto
Portrait/Baby/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light
Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology
Dual Capture / Always On / Off
x.v.Color
Yes
Built-in USB Cable
Yes (USB Charge Available)
Date / Time Stamp
Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect
Yes / Yes
Fader Effect(s)
White / Black
Manual / Auto Lens Cover
Manual
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display
English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portuguese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn
Yes (Menu)
Quick On
Yes (Power On by LCD)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD
Yes (Touch Panel)
Still Image Playback Options
Slide Show
Video Playback Options
Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
View & Index
Event
Battery Type
Info LITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV30)
Power Requirements
6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption
HD:3.0W; STD:2.8W (in View Finder Operation)
HD: 2.1W; STD: 1.9W (in Operation)
Dimensions
2.13 inch x 2.25 inch x 4.25 inch ( 51mm x 56mm x 114mm)
Weight
6.2oz (175g)
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Shopper  How do you operate the remote control features on the camera once it's hooked up to your tv with the hdmi cable? Does this require a Sony tv? Re: the Sony® HDR-CX200 HD Flash Camcorder
Andrew R  Unfortunately, this camera does not include wireless remote control.
Shopper  Is your description accurate of 16GB? The Sony site does not say that any memory is embedded.
CHARLES H  As fatr as i know, there is no built in memory..only SD cards
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