Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V Review
24 June 2013
Summary: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V is a compact camera with the features of excellent quality. First of all, optical zoom with 30x Vario-Sonnar T Lens Carl Zeiss lens with exceptional optical quality. Also very performance By Pixel Super Resolution technology that optimizes the details and sharpness in an intelligent way to provide images as close as possible to reality.
Pros: Smile Shutter; Vario-Sonnar ® T Lens Carl Zeiss, Face Detection, Panorama Mode, Exmor R; By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Full HD 50p recording GPS and compass, high-resolution display tiltable Continuous Shooting High Speed Control (10 fps); Eye Sensor (to automatically switch the display to the viewfinder during approach)
A decent superzoom, but the competition is too stiff for us to recommend the Sony HX200V.
17 October 2012
Conclusion: Based in part on the spec sheet but mostly on the price tag, the Sony Cyber-shot HX200V sits in the top tier of superzoom cameras, circa late 2012. It features a long zoom lens and a high-res sensor that unlocks fast performance and excellent video options. It has an eye-level electronic viewfinder that some photographers find essential, and it gives you the option to control the exposure yourself or let the camera do all the work.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot HX200V is a super-zoom camera with a a 30x stabilised optical zoom. It replaces the Cyber-shot HX100V, upping the sensor resolution to a whopping 18.2 megapixels. This new high resolution sensor, which Sony claims is the 'highest resolution sensor currently offered in the mainstream "point and shoot" market', appears in all models in Sony's new 'H-Series' super-zoom range launched in February 2012 which includes the ultra-thin HX20V and HX30V.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Poor High ISO noise performance., Lens cap obstructs lens on power-up., No RAW mode., No Hotshoe.
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot HX200V is one of the best bridge cameras both on and beneath the surface. The camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and image processor, and with the improved stabilization, movies and images come out clearer than ever. The Clear Image Zoom extends the zoom range to 60x without losing image quality. This camera works perfectly for shooting images or recording video of high-action sequences since all videos are 1080p.
Pros: This camera automatically takes panoramic photos with the push of a button.
Cons: The Cyber-shot won’t let you shoot images in RAW format.
The 30x zoom Sony Cyber-shot HX200V does more than point and shoot
31 July 2012
Summary: A lot of camera, both in lens and features, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that.
Pros: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a fast-shooting megazoom with excellent photo and video quality for its class, and plenty of shooting options to make casual and advanced shooters happy.
Cons: The HX200V lacks advanced bridge camera features like raw image capture, a hot shoe, or mic input. Some of its shooting modes and general operation can get confusing if you want to do more than leave it in auto.
Conclusion: Sony packs a ton of features into the HX200V superzoom and, for many people, it will offer more than enough camera for a range of shooting situations. Anyone who likes to travel but doesn't want to lug around an expensive DSLR camera body and a bevy of interchangeable lenses might find the Sony HX200V to be the ideal traveling companion. And that's before we even mention the built-in GPS function that lets you geo-tag your shots, which is a nice plus.
Pros: Extremely versatile 30x optical zoom, offering 27mm-810mm (!) equivalent coverage, Optical Steadyshot image stabilization with Active mode for videos, Comfortable and portable camera design feels like a small DSLR (without bulk and hassle of carrying multiple lenses), High-res fold-out three-inch rear LCD screen for crisp image playback and preview, Good image quality in decent light with true color and lots of resolution, Packed with features, Useful multi-shot modes...
Cons: Extremely versatile 30x optical zoom, offering 27mm-810mm (!) equivalent coverage, Optical Steadyshot image stabilization with Active mode for videos, Comfortable and portable camera design feels like a small DSLR (without bulk and hassle of carrying multiple lenses), High-res fold-out three-inch rear LCD screen for crisp image playback and preview, Good image quality in decent light with true color and lots of resolution, Packed with features, Useful multi-shot modes...
Summary: The Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V has virtually every feature imaginable for a super zoom camera, most of which allow you to take shots that were otherwise impossible. The image quality isn't great when viewed at 100%, but for most people, it's more than adequate.
Pros: Good photo quality, if you don't look too closely, Massive 30X, 27 - 810 mm zoom lens, Optical image stabilization, with 3-way "active mode" for movies, Articulating 3-inch LCD display with 921k pixels and good outdoor visibility, Handy manual zoom/focus ring around lens, Very responsive performance, especially autofocus, Full manual controls, including WB fine-tuning and bracketing and a customizable button, Two "intelligent" auto modes pick the scene mode for you, B...
Conclusion: What the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V has going for it are a rugged build, reliability and a price tag that, while not inexpensive and could otherwise buy you a starter DSLR and standard lens kit, nevertheless feels fair when you weigh up the feature and the creative possibilities of an extremely broad focal range on a relatively compact camera body.
Sony Cyber-shot HX200V Review: All of the Bells and Whistles
Digital Camera Review
25 April 2012
Excerpt: Flagship of five new "H" series compact super zooms announced by Sony on February 27 with a March market availability, the Cyber-shot HX200 features a 30x Carl Zeiss zoom lens covering the 27 to 810mm focal range (in 4:3 format; 29 to 870mm in 16:9) with maximum apertures of f/2.8 and f/5.6 at the wide and telephoto ends, respectively.
Pros: Quick AF acquisition time, Good shutter lag, Good still image and video quality, GPS and a host of other features
Cons: In-camera battery charging, Inadequate printed user’s manual, ISO performance average
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V ($479) is a high-end super zoom camera that does just about everything imaginable. Whether you're talking about its built-in GPS, 360 degree panorama maker, 10 fps burst shooting, instant HDR photos, or 1080/60p videos, the HX200V has nearly every bell and whistle ever created.