Digital Cameras

Sony DSC-H200: Review

The Sony DSC-H200 is a type of digital camera bridge, which presents the typical design of an SLR but with the ease of use of a compact. With regard to the technical specifications, it features a sensor type Super HAD CCD 20.1 megapixel camera, a wide-angle lens with 26x optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 460,800 pixels. It also has comfortable grip, optical image stabilizer. Flash advanced, HD movies, commands semiprofessional, face detection and USB port.

Sony DSC-H200: Design

The Sony DSC-H200 is a compact camera but with a body reflex that has a comfortable grip, for more precise control, and a convenient ring for manual controls. It has an LCD display ClearPhoto 3-inch TFT with a resolution of 460,800 pixels. As for size, measuring 122.9 mm wide, 83.2 mm high and 87.2 mm thick and weighs 430 grams excluding battery and card and 530 grams considering both.

Sony DSC-H200: Features and Functionality

The Sony DSC-H200 is one of the many compact digital cameras that the manufacturer has presented at CES this year. Unlike other models launched at the same time, and still very valuable, such as the Sony DSC-W730, DSC-H200 stands out for its design and several characteristic features of an SLR, and it is for this reason that return for the family of a so-called “bridge”.

Analyzing the technical details, this camera is equipped with a sensor type Super HAD CCD image of high quality, 1/2, 3 inches in size and with an effective resolution of approximately 20.1 megapixels. The goal, in addition, has a focal length of 4-105 mm, equivalent to 24-633 mm in the traditional format 35 mm, and a maximum aperture of F3.1-F5.9.

The objective of the Sony DSC-H200 is also fitted with an excellent optical zoom can reach 26x the value, so it is perfect for all kinds of shots, both close to those views. Optical zoom is added, finally, a digital zoom of 52, which supports the optical zoom to get closer to distant subjects.

As regards the characteristics of this machine, it should be noted, first, that it is a bridge, as has already been said, has many features in common with the SLR, first of all, and an ergonomic body with a comfortable grip, ideal for long shots and have full control on the movement.

Sony DSC-H200
Sony DSC-H200

The Sony DSC-H200 also features commands and manual settings, adjustable by means of a convenient ring, which allows the user to have full control over the outcome and to give full scope for their creativity, as well as enable you to get photos and semi-professional quality video.

Given the range which includes the camera, could not miss the SteadyShot, ie the optical stabilizer that compensates for the movement of the machine by moving the lens back and forth, ensuring crisp, clear photos every time, without any loss. Too bad, though, that it is completely absent support for the RAW format, which would raise the quality level of this room.

The Sony DSC-H200 is still a very versatile and compact. Therefore, those who are not very familiar with the manual controls do everything they can leave the car and use the automatic settings that allow you to get the best result depending on the particular situation or circumstance.

Among the various interesting, features stand out, for example, the possibility of creating panoramic photos, pressing the shutter button and moving the camera from side to side, the advanced flash that illuminates the photos in poor lighting and the various features for perfect portraits, such as the one that eliminates the effect of ” shiny forehead “, to name one. Do not miss, of course, the ability to record HD video footage, with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

As for saving photos and videos, the Sony DSC-H200 has a slot for memory cards such as Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and Memory Stick Micro. The included battery can take around 350 pictures and record about 175 minutes of footage. The package finally, comprises the AA battery, the lens cap, USB cable, shoulder strap, the strap and the lens instruction manual.


The Sony DSC-H200 is a good compact semi-professional, or ” bridge, ” which gives users the opportunity to act personally on various settings, as you would with SLRs, which also resembles physically, thanks to the handle pronounced and the command dial. Of particular note are definitely also zoom, the resolution of the sensor and the optical stabilizer. Too bad for the lack of RAW support.

Where to Buy Sony DSC-H200

Sony Cybershot H200 Black 20.1MP 26X (OLD MODEL)
  • 20.1 megapixel plus 26x zoom brings detailed subjects close
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode¹
  • 3.0" LCD screen for easy viewing and photo editing
  • Creative shooting with Picture and Beauty effects/Item comes with and runs on AA...
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : Sensor Resolution, Autonomy, comfortable grip; sensor type Super HAD CCD; semi Commands.

CONS : No batteries, No RAW format; No HDMI.

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