Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Announced Feb 28, 2012 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 27 – 810 mm (30×)
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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.

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72%
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Good for

Photographers looking for an enormous zoom range, a built-in GPS, multi-exposure features for low light shooting. and top-notch video quality.

Not so good for

Those who make very large prints, desire RAW, take a lot of people pictures (due to redeye), or desire manual controls in movie mode.

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Other reviews
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Review
By: Imaging Resource (Nov 13, 2012)

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Sony CyberShot HX200V review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (May 17, 2012)

There’s no escaping the fact that the HX200V is an impressive bridge camera. It not only features a full specification, but also a host of extra imaging technology sure to impress. However, there are a few gripes – first of all, the price tag is a fair whack higher then similar models on the market, and the lack of Raw capture for a camera of this calibre is something of a glaring omission,...

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DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Apr 17, 2012)

Overall, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V is a very good super zoom camera. Its photo quality isn't as good as I'd like, but for the majority of people who will buy it, the smudged details that you'd see when viewing the photos on your computer will just blend away when images are downsized for printing or web viewing. The HX200's big wins are in terms of performance and feature set (not to...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V review

The Sony Cyber-shot HX200V is a camera that's hard not to like. It has some little niggles which can infuriate, like the lens cap that stops the lens from extending when you switch it on and the interminably long main menu, but it makes up for those shortcomings in so many ways. Small things like the In-Camera guide, the eye sensor and the manual focus/zoom ring all go to make a camera that's a...

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