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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.

October 17, 2012
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Effects, Filters, and Scene Modes

By our count, the HX200V has 9 Picture Effect modes and 16 scene modes.

Other Features

GPS

GPS is built into the HX200V for geotagging (theoretically a non-GPS HX200 could be available, but we've never heard of it). We spent a couple minutes testing it out, but not scientifically. It's the same experience we've had with most other GPS-enabled cameras: Finding a signal in a crowded urban area is possible, but takes time. You'll have much better luck in wide-open areas. And it absolutely ruins the battery life.

Sweep Panorama

The HX200V can capture sweep panoramas (just press the shutter and pan the camera) in any direction. It doesn't accommodate 360-degree panoramas the way that many top-notch cameras do, but you can still capture a fairly wide field of view.

3D Shooting

Yeah, whatever.

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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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