The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is usually a feature-packed super-zoom camera, offering a 30x, 27-810mm standard contact lens, 18.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in GPS tracking including a compass, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video recording with hifi hifi stereo sound and HDMI output, and 3D Sweep Panoramas and 3D Still Images. Other key highlights of the well-appointed Sony HX200V include high-speed autofocusing (0.13 seconds), a tilting 3 inch LCD screen with 921,000-dots, 10fps burst shooting mode at full resolution, ISO variety of 100-12800, Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode which cuts camera-shake while you’re shooting handheld HD video, Intelligent Auto Plus, Superior Auto, Program and full Manual shooting modes, an array of Picture Effects and and support for both Thumb drive PRO Duo and Secure Digital cards.
Compact cameras with big zooms - the so-called travel camera category - are big business today. Find the balance right and you’ve hit the so-called sales ‘sweet spot’. So it’s hardly surprising that this manufacturers are battling one other for who is able to provide you with the longest lens reach, the most important resolution (with minimal noise at higher ISOs), the smallest overall chassis. Sony’s new Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V isn’t a pocket model like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 at all - it offers instead, much like its predecessor the HX100V, taken its design cue from an entry-level DSLR or bridge camera. It’s one to be worn in regards to the neck, slung on the shoulder - with strap ship to both purposes - or tucked really suitable pocket of this rucksack. The optical zoom this is 30x, like its forebear, although effective resolution is now boosted from 16.Two million to 18.2 million pixels. It features a 1/2.3-inch Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor.
In not only a fashion conscious pocket snapshot - despite being the flagship unit of Sony’s Top end compact series - the HX200V, which incorporates built-in GPS, get their shooting advantages; chiefly the grip is greater - perfect to squeeze three fingers comfortably around - you, when set with rechargeable battery and SD or Thumb drive Pro Duo card, is heavier, plus both of these features help supply a steadier hold when shooting towards the telephoto end in the zoom. To help promote assist in preventing blurred shots in these circumstances plus low light, Sony provides optical ‘SteadyShot’ image stabilization.
The build and take care of here is of good quality, with the all-black matt finish on your body and also other DSLR-like dials and controls - aside from both angle adjustable LCD and integrated electronic viewfinder - on initial inspection lending it an impact to become ‘serious’ enthusiasts’ model. While, as we’ll discover, there might be some features missing because department, overall we tend to feel and appear in the HX200V for a similar manufacturer’s basic level Alpha DSLRs; it’s less obviously plastic-y. The compact size includes that choosing the right control is never a stretch for forefinger or thumb. Many of the features you intend to access are in reality at the fingertip, which needless to say produces speedier overall operation. The only obstruction could possibly be, cough, the cost. An amount of £479 via Sony’s web store at the time of writing will be the equal of the basic amateur digicam and kit lens, if admittedly one with a smaller amount scope with regards to available focal range. Overall dimension is 121.6x86.6x93.3mm along with the HX200V weighs a starter DSLR-like 531g.
Leading inside Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is covered with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, here boasting a maximum aperture of f/2.8 as well as a focal range something such as an extensive angle (instead of ‘ultra’ wide) 27mm to 810mm in 35mm film terms - suggesting serious ‘poke’ with all the telephoto end and real suitability for those paparazzi style candid portraits at full zoom, as well as naturally landscapes and group portraits within the wider end. The lens contains the benefit from built-in anti shake and its particular maker claims this model includes a refined gyro sensor - presumably, hopefully, thereby rendering it stronger.
We have an AF assist/self time lamp porthole top still having the lens - when viewing the digital camera front on. The barrel itself includes a lens ring, which will hold real appeal for photographers preferring to get practical, since this not merely controls the zoom - just in case you don’t desire to use the compact camera-style lever that alternatively encircles the shutter release button - but may be used to focus if flicking the switch beside the lens to ‘MF’ mode. So manual focusing and manual zooming using a consumer level ‘super zoom’ camera, that is definitely less physically bulky than say Fuji’s Finepix HS20 and HS30 models (also 30x); that’s not to imply it’s wholeheartedly better of course - for individuals the Fuji remains to be built with the additional edge to get more precise manual focusing. Round the Sony the zoom action remains motor driven, however, you handle it.