Frame your shots like a pro with the DSC-HX200V! Its 18MP sensor and 30X optical/60X Clear Image zoom capture breathtaking photos at up to 10fps, plus ultra-stabilized Full HD 1080/60p videos. High Speed Focus improves AF speed and accuracy, while a GPS and compass record location and shot direction so you can share your trips online.Features:
Battery (NP-FH50)AC Adaptor ACL200Micro USB CableAC CableShoulder StrapLens CapLens Cap StrapInstruction Manual
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 1080.3 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
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.
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
Camera Type: High zoom
Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross: 18.9MP
Effective Picture Resolution: 18.2MP
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type: optional ?Memory Stick Duo? (No movie recording), optional ?Memory Stick PRO Duo? (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional ?Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo?, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9: 13M(4896?2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3: 18M(4,896?3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size: 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode: AVCHD 60i:28M PS(1,920?1,080/60p)/24M FX/17M FH(1,920?1,080/60i)/9M HQ(1,440?1,080/60i),MP4:12M(1,440?1,080/30fps)/6M(1,280?720/30fps)/3M VGA(640?480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie: Yes
Dual Record: Yes
Audio Format: AC3 (Stereo)
Wind Noise Reduction: Off/on
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture: f 2.8-5.6
Optical Zoom: 30x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 16:9: 29-870mm / Still 4:3: 27-810mm / Movie 16:9: 29-870mm(SteadyShot Standard), 30-1250mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 36-1080mm(SteadyShot Standard), 37-1530mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction: 11 elements in 10 groups(including 1 ED glass element and 1 aspheric element)
Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity, T:Approx.200cm(6.56') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.1cm(0.03') to Infinity, T:Approx.200cm(6.56') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements: 1
Clear Image Zoom: 60x
Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
Type: Optical (0.2 type), 201K dots equivalent)
LCD Type: 3.0? Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display (921K dots)
Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display: Yes (Off / On)
AF Modes: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced sports shooting
D-Range Optimizer: Standard
White Balance Mode: Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White balance shift
Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds: iAuto(4" - 1/4000) / Program Auto(1" - 1/4000) / Shutter Priority(30" - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority(8" - 1/2000) / Manual(30" - 1/4000)
Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 12.4m(11 7/8 inches to 40 feet 8 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx.2.0m to 5.9 m(6feet 6 3/4 inches to 19 feet 4 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.17.5 m(57 feet 5 1/8 inches)(W) / Approx.8.4 m(27 feet 6 3/4 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Anti Motion Blur: Yes
Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with 3-way Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Shooting Tips: Yes
Background Defocus: Yes
Tracking Focus: Off / Auto
Blink Detection: Yes
Photo Creativity: Yes
Picture Effects: HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output: Micro HDMI
USB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
TransferJet: Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 4 7/8" x 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" (121.6 x 86.6 x 93.3mm)
Weight (Approx.): 1 lb 4.6oz (583g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 1 lb 2.7oz (531g)
Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-FH50 6.8V
Battery Capacity: typical:6.1Wh(900mAh), minimum:5.9Wh(870mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.3W(LCD) / Approx. 1.2W(EVF)
Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
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Great buy for the price
from San Francisco
We took it to Hawaii trip. The image quality is really amazing, its a nice camera if you dont want to buy an SLR
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great camera for the price!!
By New at photography
There is a bit of a learning curve but once you learn to navigate the menus it's easy to use. Takes great pictures and there are filters on the internet that you can add even though it's not designed to take them. I gave 4 stars because it doesn't have wifi. I didn't think I'd miss it, but I do.
from San Antonio, Texas
Very Good Camera with quality pictures and good video too...
Another great Sony camera!
By Mamasita Linda
from Fayetteville, NC
I haven't had this camera long enough to try everything, but the basics worked perfectly straight out of the box! I've had a Sony camera for 5 years and loved it, so since this one has all of the old one's features and much more, I know I'm going to really enjoy it!!! Love how the image viewer tilts down for those "over everyone's shoulders" photos! The zoom is tremendous for such a small camera!
Fun for closing in on wildlife
from Ocala, fl
this is great camera. the only problem is due to the smaller size i press buttons by mistake while trying to hold the camera
from Portland, OR
The camera was very competitively priced (at first I thought there was something wrong with it given how cheap it was) and gives wonderful bright, hi-res photos with some impressive zoom capacities. The service and delivery were all quick and efficient and the extra 16GB memory card they sent made a wonderful present.
Great for a beginner
from Olympia, WA
So far this is a very nice camera that attempts a lot but delivers. Haven't had a chance to take any sports photos yet, which is one of the major reasons it was purchased.
Another good Sony product
from Boyertown, PA
Takes nice pictures and videoNO Printed user manual to learn the features.Very hard for a novice like my self to understand and use the features of the camera. Just another way of cutting costs and making it difficult for the comsumer.
An Excellent Camera for Casual Use
By Dhiman Roy
from San Diego, CA
This little super zoom monster from Sony is really a breath taking item. The fantastic zoom quality and sharp auto focus feature along with great picture quality making it a worth to buy item. This is one of the best in class you'll find today in the market. I have researched a lot before bank on this product. The downside of the camera is only the raw picture which we casual user doesn't even bother to think about it. Over all an excellent product from Sony.
Excellent Hybrid Bridge Camera
from PA, USA
I've owned and used a few bridge cameras, most recently the Canon SX40. I'd say the Sony is very much on par with the Canon. IQ may be not quite as sharp, but colors are better to my eye, and the HX200V wins out on ability to shoot in low light sans flash and for video capabilities.If video is important to you I'd say the Sony is hard to beat for the price. If stills are your main priority then maybe look a bit harder at other options.