Summary Sony DSC-HX200V

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Specifications Key specs
Help 33.8x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V


Sony has replaced the Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V with the DSC-HX300.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 announced February 2013
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

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The Sony DSC-HX200V vs other recent digicams

Zoom Above average zoom Help
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
450 shots
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second


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The Sony DSC-HX200V vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Thickness Thick Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
February 2012
Weight Heavy Help
583 g
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The Sony DSC-HX200V vs other recent super zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users


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MCA (8:20 PM, October 30, 2013)
ive noticed there are hx200 with 1080p hd video and others with 720p hd. I am assuming the V is the one with 1080p hd video right? its confusing.
MCA (8:15 PM, October 30, 2013)
why is the hs30exr the best?
Stacey (2:39 AM, September 27, 2013)
I don't recommend the Nikon 3100, not worth the money, hard to decide what program to use and night shots are horrible.. Just my opinion. I'm getting rid of mine with the extra lense i bought.
Avatar for Tech Recruit Tech Recruit (10:15 PM, September 19, 2013)
The advantage of HX300V is it has Manual shooting mode even for videos, while HX200V lacks it. And not to forget the zoom, the HX300V has got more Optical zoom than HX200V. Go with Sony if you are looking for more natural and good looking images. All the best.
Avatar for Tech Recruit Tech Recruit (10:13 PM, September 19, 2013)
I am using Sony HX200V, honestly I took snaps in low light and also in out doors. The color reproduction is very natural and awesome. I don't get that clarity & color reproduction with Canon, which I tested in Canon store. And we are not professional photographers, so I suggest Sony with out any doubt. Beleive me you will love it. Its worth every penny you spend. If you have a thousand or 500 bucks more go for HX300V. The advantage of HX300V is it has Manual shooting mode even for videos, while HX200V lacks it. And not to forget the zoom, the HX300V has got more Optical zoom than HX200V. All the best.
Avatar for JerryFn JerryFn (11:45 AM, July 27, 2013)
Had the camera for about 6 months now. Love it and all it's facilities. I particularly wanted GPS for travel. Image quality is excellent, though purists are right when they complain about the 'painterly' jpegs. Rather academic as the image size is huge and it only shows up at maximum size. 'Intelligent auto' is excellent, The tricks and toys are fun (but again will be shunned by the purists). Overall I have had more fun and taken more and better photographs than I did with my DSLR. More than anything it is very intuitive to use and near silent for street work / portraits. Hate the DSLR clunk. Hate folk posturing with big status kit too.
The lens is excellent and all the parallels are corrected using the firmware, impressive.
Avatar for Spiroc Gizmatos Spiroc Gizmatos (9:31 AM, May 10, 2013)
which camera is the best honestly : canon EOS 1100D , SONY DSC HX200V or SONY DSC HX300...answer me plzzz!
Mohsen (9:19 AM, April 19, 2013)
between Fuji Hs30 & Canon sx50 & sony hx200v which one is useful for me?

Of course my preference is in the Getting Good Movie And good image without noise...

Please Help me......
Nathan (2:44 PM, January 27, 2013)
I've had all three, the HS30EXR is the best by far
Pddandwate (0:32 PM, August 01, 2012)
Just want to understand the possibility of having optical
zoom of 30 X as mentioned by  SONY HX200
etc where as the lense used for more expansive DSLR from Canon Nikon etc
(18-55) have a Zoome of only 3x and 1.5 times cost

This is just to understand the concept 
Rochelimit (5:41 AM, June 11, 2012)
 I dunno but it's pretty cheap.
Rochelimit (5:41 AM, June 11, 2012)
Sony Cybershot series are all point and shoot cameras, not DSLR. the DSC HX9v, 100v, 200v are superzoom camera, comparable with Canon HS40 and several others, with 40x lens zooming ability, if I'm not mistaken

If you are a professional you should buy the heavy but professional DSLR Canon EOS.1100D. Amazing picture quality.

If you just into taking shots of pretty scenes I suggest Sony DSC HX200V. It is light, great zooming capability (check youtube videos), and the picture quality is the best of all superzoom cameras to me. 
Sunny (7:47 AM, June 09, 2012)
 Nikon D3100
Avatar for Ameet Maharana Ameet Maharana (3:59 AM, June 02, 2012)
I am planning to buy a camera-a high end digital camera or a low end DSLR. My budget is 22k-23k. The products I have reviewed are Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9V, HX 100V, HX 200V, Canon EOS1100D, Nikon D3100. I am not even sure whether Sony Cybershot HX 100v & HX 200V are DSLR cameras or just point and shoot ones. Can any one suggest me which one should I go for?
Tumblebugj_7 (0:28 PM, May 31, 2012)
Sony DSC-HX200V has a manual focus switch on the left side of the lens.
Tumblebugj_7 (0:24 PM, May 31, 2012)
Go to the menu and choose precision zoom and you will have your 60x zoom same resolution.
Tumblebugj_7 (0:20 PM, May 31, 2012)
this is a fix lens
Tumblebugj_7 (0:19 PM, May 31, 2012)
go with sony HX200V P510 is far behind
Avatar for Mark Scott Mark Scott (2:29 PM, May 29, 2012)
Oh, never mind -- I think I have my answer.
Avatar for Mark Scott Mark Scott (2:28 PM, May 29, 2012)
Does this allow for interchangeable lenses?  Especially those of the Minolta Maxxum series?
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:40 PM, May 22, 2012)
it has a 30x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom, but a digital zoom, is not zoom. They just crop the picture and re-size it to create the zoom effect. 
Maks123 (7:59 PM, May 19, 2012)
Is it mistake but as far as Iknow Sony DSC-HX200V has x60 zoom. !?
Rochelimit (6:34 AM, May 06, 2012)
I think you have to buy HX200. there is a performance problem with HX100, but I don't know if HX200 fixed this.
Rochelimit (6:33 AM, May 06, 2012)
I compared Sony DSC-HX100V with the Canon SX40HS and actually find Sony has a much more stable image during super zoom mode compared to Canon. I always got blur with Canon, even in broad daylight. With Sony's image stabilization, the image is not that blurry.  
Krao1184 (8:14 AM, April 27, 2012)
what is the prise in india  ??? dsc-hk200v