Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
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Value for money 9
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 8
13 May 2008
Conclusion: Sony CyberShot W200 underwater review : The Sony DSC-W200 is a compact camera that is a joy to use. Thanks to its small size you can easily carry it with you in the pocket of your trousers or jacket. This is particularly nice when travelling. The performance is excellent. Pictures can be taken in HD1080 quality and the highest ISO value ranges to no less than 6400. The incorporated image stabilizer works very well and the Stamina battery lasts a long time.
Excerpt: Do you feel like needing huge prints? Hereâ€™s the most compact 12 megapixels camera in the industry that features Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization and Face Detection Technology, as well as D-arrange Optimizer. Sonyâ€™s Dynamic Range Optimizer can analyse captured image data and instantly determine the best exposure and tonality of each picture before JPEG compression.
Excerpt: If you buy a Sony W200, allow yourself an hour to read the manual. We didn't bother and a short time after taking it out for a spin we were furiously pressing all of the many buttons to try to delete an image. Why hasn't Sony included that familiar bin icon next to a button to make life easier?
Summary: When Sony announced the 12.1 Megapixel Cyber-shot W200, it was hard not have a pre-conceived impression of what it would offer in practice. It’s probably fair to say most of us expected an otherwise great compact, let down by the overly ambitious resolution of its sensor. In reality though, we found the opposite was often the case.
Pros: Very high resolution images., Optical viewfinder., Manual control over exposure., Huge range of accessories.
Cons: Softness and fringing in corners., Pedestrian 35-105mm lens range., Screen looks relatively coarse at 115k pixels., Convoluted menu system and controls.
Excerpt: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W200 Digital Camera Review The Sony Cyber-shot W200 is a super slim camera with an incredible range of features and the latest technology, allowing you to take fantastic photographs wherever you are.
Summary: On paper the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 promises to be one of the more interesting compacts around for the keen shutterbug. Ultimately, however, it's let down by a combination of poor image quality, mixed responsiveness and strange implementation of some key features. The 12 megapixel sensor may give you bags of resolution to play with, but it comes at the cost of noisy images at the slow speed of ISO 200 and quite a lot of unwanted chromatic aberrations.