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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

consumersearch.com
15 February 2013
  • Summary: For example, "The camera's HDR, Anti Motion Blur, and Handheld Twilight features all combine multiple exposures into a single photo" that's more contrast-rich, sharper or clearer, respectively, Keller says. "The whole thing works so seamlessly that you can hardly tell that the camera just took a series of photos and mashed them all together.
  • Pros: 30x zoom lens, Full manual controls, Very good HD video, Full of fun features like 3D and GPS
  • Cons: Flawed image quality shows up in big prints, No RAW mode or hot shoe, Sluggish speed, Plastic body, Bulky and heavy
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A decent superzoom, but the competition is too stiff for us to recommend the Sony HX200V.

cameras.reviewed.com
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.
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Overall 8
8.1

Sony Cyber-shot HX200V

Camera Labs
6 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HX200V

imaging-resource.com
26 July 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 10
9.8

Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
9 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

The 30x zoom Sony Cyber-shot HX200V does more than point and shoot

CNET
6 June 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
16 May 2012
  • 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...
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
9 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.8

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
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
16 April 2012
  • 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.
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