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Sony Cyber-shot HX200V Digital Camera Review

Sony stands by a successful superzoom design, but goofs up by cramming it with too many megapixels.

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Shooting Modes

The HX200V has two auto modes, PASM modes for hands-on shooters, three memory recall settings, some scene modes, special shooting modes (like sweep panorama), and a 3D shooting mode for the 5 people who care. All these modes are accessible from the mode dial.

Focus

Recording Options

The maximum resolution of the HX200V is 18.2 megapixels in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Three other resolutions are available in the 4:3 format, as well as two 16:9 options. There's only one JPEG quality level, and no RAW shooting.

Other Controls

A few specialized processing controls are available: noise reduction, sharpness, contrast, and color saturation. A neutral density filter is available as well.

Noise Reduction

Three noise reduction settings are available, adjustable in the PASM modes. It's set to the middle by default.

Sharpness

Three sharpness settings are available, adjustable in the PASM modes. It's set to the middle by default.

Contrast

Three contrast settings are available, adjustable in the PASM modes. It's set to the middle by default.

Color Saturation

Three color saturation settings are available, adjustable in the PASM modes. It's set to the middle by default.

ND Filter

Neutral density filters reduce light in very bright settings. The HX200V has a built-in ND filter, and it can be set to auto, off, or on settings.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
  14. Usability
  15. Ease of Use
  16. Handling
  17. Controls
  18. Speed
  19. Features
  20. Extras
  21. Video Features
  22. Specs & Ratings
  23. Conclusion
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