Summary: Overall, it is a nice camera with some cool features, but I sometimes like to look through the viewfinder when I take pictures. With this camera, it is all distorted and doesn't serve any purpose at all. It takes great pictures using the zoom feature, but it does NOT take good night shots or fireworks shots. I specifically bought this camera to take pictures while we were on vacation and especially for watching the Macy's fireworks in NYC.
Summary: The camera case was seems to be smaller than the case the camera was issued with. For an aftermarket item it should have the ability to hold the camera and those accessories that are sold with it, which this does not.
Summary: OK.. so good things: 1. The bag....even though is very small, vivitar brand; 2. The baterry charger.. excellent.. the best of the whole pack.. vivitar brand as well... 3. the usb card reader and the HDMI cable and 4. the battery; just oK: 1. the tripod.. low quality, not too accurate regarding levels, and looks fragile, the worst: 1. mini tripod.... wouldn't even trust putting my camera there, 2. the cheap screen protectors and the wipper fabric..
Summary: Bought this to replace an old Lumix which I loved, but broke. It's definitely better than a three year broken bridge camera or a cheapo pocket point and shoot. I know a little about cameras and have owned several, but am no pro. I've had this for two weeks and have taken a ton of pics. PROS: 1) Has about every feature that a bridge camera should have and then some, including HD video and some in-camera editing, which I haven't tested out.
Summary: This camera deserves a rating of 5 but was disappointed when I started using that the camera would automatically change the mode when taking a picture. When I checked the Sony website it was a known problem and also just purchased was not offering any good packages to have it repaired. This was disappointing I was now being asked to foot the entire bill to send the camera with no stipulated timeframe for repair, they indicated it may take months.
Sony Cyber-shot HX200V- Great camera for every day usage.
7 May 2014
Excerpt: This camera is said to be a BRIDGE between common point and shoot and DSLR . As it says It has most functions in between them . Never expect performance from a DSLR . But far more better than a common point and shoot . I was thinking of camera which could photograph birds and distant object and because of the budget I decided to buy this camera . Its 30x zoom is great and quiet amazing . While comparing to the models in the same category it has great focusing capability.
Pros: Pretty good zoom range, Great focusing speed , Lots of scene modes , Manual and Auto functions ,HD
Cons: Med image quality, High noise,Poor view - finder,Soft at high end .
Great lens and features - poor low light picture quality
J. Lyne, Amazon
21 June 2012
Summary: This is the latest hybrid camera from Sony to fill the gap between compact and SLR digital cameras. It feels very well made and is quite comfortable to hold for a long period of time with both hands. Try to hold it with one hand and you discover that the grip is about one finger too short and after just a few seconds it gets very uncomfortable.
Excerpt: Richtig wurde beschrieben das Problem mit den Deckel, den man mitunter vergessen kann vor dem Einschalten der Kamera abzunehmen, wes zu Verklemmungen führt. Keine gute Lösung! Außerdem lässt sich nicht, bei Betätigung des Zoom, das angebotene Zubehör verwenden welches fest angeschraubt werden muss.