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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)

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  • 18.2 megapixels "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance
  • 30X optical zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • GPS and Compass record shot location & direction
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSCHX200V/B
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 18.2 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 30 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006K551TO
  • Item model number: DSCHX200V/B
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,670 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 27, 2012

Product Description

Product Description

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V 18.2 Megapixel 3D Panorama Bridge Camera - Black DSCHX200VB Digital Cameras

From the Manufacturer

A+
Sony make . believe




Frame your shots like a pro with the DSC-HX200V. Its 18.2MP sensor and
30X optical/60X Clear Image zoom capture breathtaking photos at up to
10fps, plus ultra-stabilized Full HD 1080/60p videos.
HX200V  
Exmor® R CMOS Sensor. High speed AF. 60x Clear Image Zoom/ 30x optical zoom.
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the sharp Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
Focusing is faster than ever thanks to the collaboration of four technologies: an advanced Sony G lens, Exmor® R CMOS sensor, a newly-developed BIONZ® image processor and optimized focus processing.
The HX200V combines impressive 30x optical zoom with Clear Image digital zoom technology to offer a whopping 60x total zoom.

Technology
18.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor
The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures high resolution images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Sony G lens. Advanced BIONZ® image processor analyzes data from the sensor & activates By Pixel Super Resolution technology reducing noise, resulting in stunning low-light images.
High speed AF
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.
60x Clear Image Zoom
Zoom in close for great travel, sports and wildlife photos without the inconvenience of additional lenses or equipment. The HX200V combines impressive 30x optical zoom with Clear Image digital zoom technology to offer a whopping 60x total zoom. Powerful pixel-by-pixel processing reduces graininess for crisper, more realistic, higher-quality images.
Full HD 1080/60p
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080.1 This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on
your HDTV.2
Never Miss a Moment
Capture up to 10 frames per second at full 18.2MP resolution. The perfect feature for high-speed sports or capturing a unique sequence of photos, no matter how fast the action, you know you'll get the shot. Plus, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects for even crisper, clearer high-speed shots.
Say Goodbye to Blur
Don't let a not-so-steady hand prevent you from capturing the moment. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization compensates for camera shake by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control for steadier videos even at long focal lengths.

Product description and full feature list
Explore the full range of features and options below.
 

18.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.

High speed AF
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.

Optical zoom plus Clear Image zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

Full HD 1080/60p
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080.1 This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.

Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.

GPS and Compass
GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map. Map View in PlayMemories Home™ software, allows users to view images on a map showing where they were taken. The logged path and images can also be displayed on Google Earth.4

Capture the decisive moment
with up to 10fps

Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.

Picture Effect for
more expressive photos

Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.

Photo Creativity
Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera's monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.

Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.

Intelligent Sweep Panorama™
HR mode

With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.

Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.

Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on.

3D still image and 3D Sweep
Panorama™ mode

Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.

Anti-blink Function
It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.

Soft Skin mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.

Intelligent Scene Recognition mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.


What's in the box: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Digital Camera, NP-FH50 H-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack, AC-L200 AC Adapter, Micro USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Cap Strap, Instruction Manual and 1-Year Limited Warranty.


1. Records in 29 minute segments

2. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately

3. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold separately.

4. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice.

© 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cyber-shot, Optical SteadyShot, Smile Shutter, Sweep Panorama, Exmor, BIONZ, PlayMemories Home and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.


NP-FG1

NP-FG1

InfoLITHIUM® G Type Rechargeable Battery
3.6V typ. 3.4Wh (960mAh)

NP-BN1

NP-BN1

LITHIUM Ion N Type Rechargeable Battery
3.6V typ. 2.3Wh (630mAh)

NP-BX1

NP-BX1

LITHIUM Ion X Type Rechargeable Battery
3.6V typ. 4.5Wh (1240mAh)

NP-FV100

NP-FV50

InfoLITHIUM H-Series Rechargeable Battery
6.8V typ. 6.1Wh (900mAh)

NP-FG1 NP-BN1 NP-BX1 NP-FV100
DSC-HX200V included
DSC-HX30V included
DSC-HX20V included
DSC-HX10V included
DSC-H90 included
DSC-TX200V included
DSC-TX66 included
DSC-TX20 included
DSC-WX150 included
DSC-W690 included
DSC-WX70 included
DSC-WX50 included
DSC-W670 included
DSC-W650 included
DSC-W630 included
DSC-W620 included
DSC-W610 included
DSC-RX100 included
DSC-RX1 included

Customer Reviews

This camera is easy to use and takes great, high quality video.
Velvet Thomas
I have tried working with changing the shutter speeds and other functions on this camera to be familiar with the options and it is very easy to use and learn.
Patrick Hamilton
I've taken some pretty amazing shots with it - the zoom allows good creativity and the low light capability produces detailed and pleasing shots.
TechGuy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

434 of 442 people found the following review helpful By TechGuy on March 24, 2012
For some reason this was available in New Zealand, via Asia, before the US/UK release. I've had it for about a week now. So, it is as spec'ed in the preview comments about it so far from the various websites.

It starts fast, focuses quickly, does not have shutter lag and is easy to handle and has tons of functions. It handles well for its size and does not feel heavy. Having the zoom on the side of the lens is great - makes it more stable to hold the camera. I've taken some pretty amazing shots with it - the zoom allows good creativity and the low light capability produces detailed and pleasing shots. How much different this camera is to the previous model I'm not really sure in terms of the additional megapixels via the new sensor. My previous camera was a Olympus E620 DSLR - in comparison there is less detail with the Sony, although not hugely noticeable on a 23" LCD computer monitor. The camera is a lot of fun to use and it just begs you to be more creative when shooting. The partial colour shots are great. The LCD screen is very good, nice and bright. Nice touch to use the optical viewfinder and have the screen turn off. The built in user manual is great - to look up what a function does without having to refer to the manual. Also when you find what you want it provides the option to go to that function right away - so for example I wanted to look at the ND filter function, once I've read what it does I can then select to open the function from the help screen rather than exiting help and then trying to find it through the menu system.

It provides good flash coverage and the slow-sync function is great to prevent those deer in the headlights shots - as this flash can put out a lot of light.
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285 of 292 people found the following review helpful By YnotMe on May 13, 2012
I found myself wanting to up grade my super-zoom point and shoot camera. I had a Samsung HZ50W and was
very happy with it, but I felt it was time for change.

I read reviews from everywhere I could, from camera experts to everyday people, I decided on looking at five
cameras, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, Nikon COOLPIX P510,
Panasonic DMC-FZ150K, and Canon SX40 HS.

I decided if I was spending $400 to $500 on a camera I was going to try them out in stores first. I like to buy things
online, but I don't like returning items, so off to the local shops.
First I'll have to say that I drove about 90 miles to look at cameras. Unfortunately I couldn't find 2 cameras, the
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR or the Panasonic DMC-FZ150K no one carried either one.

I played around with the other 3 cameras quite a bit, all were very nice and I don't think I would have gone
wrong with any of them. It was little things that made me pick the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V. The Canon
had I smaller screen and auto focus seem to struggle at times, plus 2 different sales people told me if you buy
a Canon get the extended warranty, although I don't see any issues like that in any reviews. The Nikon was nice but
it seemed to miss a good shot more often, whether taking to long to focus or a little blurry.

The Sony seemed to focus fast and get the shot way more often and the 3 inch screen was nice.. I have now
owned this camera for a week and can't stop taking pictures and video. I have tried to put this camera in every
situation possible and it has worked every time.
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262 of 271 people found the following review helpful By pcarnut on March 28, 2012
Wanted a superzoom with Panorama mode so the choices are fairly limited. This week both the Sony HX200V and Nikon P510 came out so bought them both to compare. The first review by "techguy" gives some nice details about the camera so I won't repeat his comments. I've played with them now for a couple of days and do not claim to be an expert by any means so take these comments with a grain of salt. These are just initial impressions.

I found overall the Sony took nicer pictures than the Nikon which tended to give a slight yellow hue on grass. And when enlarging the pictures the detail was better. The Sony produced slightly clearer pics both indoors and out and skins tones were a little warmer and more natural. The Sony also allows you to adjust the color and vividness to personal taste, don't believe the Nikon allowed for this.

I did like the size and feel of the Nikon better, the menu was a little more user friendly I thought and so was the layout of buttons. Start up time was about equal, although be aware with the Nikon if you choose to have it display the "Coolpix" icon it delays this by a couple of seconds.

One feature I found very useful is the Sony tells you how much time remains in minutes, not just a bar graph, I hate running out of power unexpectedly. Biggest gripe so far with the Sony is the power cord/charger. It's nearly as big as my laptop charger. Wish they would do it like Nikon or Panasonic. I travel on a motorcycle and space is very limited so this is a pain.

Sony puts the Panorama mode on the top dial while Nikon buries it with the Scene mode and the view finder turns on automatically if you put your eye to it, both thoughtful touches. I really wanted to like the Nikon more, mainly due to the better charger layout but in the end, good pictures is what it all about so the Nikon will be going back.
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