Sony Cybershot DSC-W200

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W200

The DSC-W200 combines the amazing detail of 12.1 MP resolution with high sensitivity for shooting without a flash even in very low light. Super Steady...

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Excellent

ProGreat features, good image quality and all at a gr...

ConsOnly a couple (see review)!

The last camera review I wrote was on the fantastic Sony A700 DSLR and at the time I mentioned that Sony are still very new in the DSLR market, they are however very well established in the point and shoot market and the camera I am reviewing today (the Cyber-shot DSC-W220) is the latest in their...

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Excellent

ProReliable, small, light, easy to use, quality pictu...

ConsNo underwater mode

I bought the DSC-W220 model when my second nephew was born in December 2009, as my previous Sony Cybershot which was an earlier model had finally given up after four or five years of heavy use. I had been very happy with the earlier model, so when I went to Currys at Heathrow to replace it...

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Excellent

“Sony Cybershot DSC-W200”

published 23/07/2007

ProHigh Pixel Count, Sharp Images, Face Detection, Im...

ConsCost, High Compression

I bought this camera to replace my 7 megapixel DSC-P200 which was suffering from excessive dust on the sensor which was ruining otherwise perfect images. I was attracted by the 12 megapixels of the W200, but upon comparison between the 2 cameras, it is almost impossible to tell the difference in...

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Super

Progood auto white balance, quality results

Conssmile shutter a bit odd (see review), cannot manua...

Sony are a well known brand who manufacture a wide range of electrical goods, but are their camera's as good as the other things they make? One would think they must be half decent as they make several models of compacts and have even branched out into the world of SLR's. Here I am reviewing the...

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Excellent

“very good sony camera”

published 25/03/2008

Proit's small, quite lightweight, stylish, got lots o...

Conshavn't been using it long enough to find any disad...

Very good camera by Sony it's got 12.1 megapixels so it takes very high quality pictures and all the options and features available ensure you get great pictures. The price range for the camera is £157 - 220, i got mine from BestPricedBrands.com for just £157 which was the cheapest price i could...

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Excellent

“What hasn't it got?”

published 18/06/2008

ProEverything-vast amount of features, small and styl...

Consnothing

I received this as a gift for christmas and am extremely pleased with it. The vast amount of features make this digital camera extremely superior, when compared with many others. Technical Details: Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 - digital camera Product Type: Digital camera - point...

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Excellent

published 06/07/2007

I purchased this camera in June. It is absolutely brilliant. I have used it mostly on auto, the photos are extremely clear, no blur, a little bit red eye but this is easliy amended. The quality of the photos at 12.1 mega pixel is unbelievable. If you play back through your TV there is quite a few options which is great. The video and sound is also excellent quality. It is easy to download photos onto PC. I would certainly recommend this for a novice as is is very easy to use. AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT.

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“Sony Cybershot DSC-W200”

published 01/02/2008

Prostylish, compact, pretty sharp, , excellent video ...

ConsExpensive, ISO problem, can be fiddly if you want ...

Although it's 12.1 megapixel the images are not as sharp as i expected... around the edges it slighty softer. The images are compressed quite a lot which means that you have to mess around with a settings a bit (turn off the automatic mode).However It's very user friendly for someone who just...

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Super

published 16/09/2007

I'm still thinking if I should buy it right now or wait for another month or two for the new series to come out. Any one?

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“point and shoot”

published 03/08/2009

ProLooks great and takes bright colourful picks.

Consnone i can think of

I have had my W220 for 2 months now and i just can not fault it. It's light stylish and does everything i want in a compact camera, i have not seen any of it's rivals but as i'm not an enthustiastic photographer i do not think i would notice which was the better photo taker, i chose it because it...

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Excellent

“Awesome-o!”

published 18/08/2008

ProGreat picture quality & a sleek, lightweight desig...

ConsFiddly buttons

I bought this camera after becoming slightly dis-illusioned with my 5 mp Sony. The design, weight and feel are all fantastic, as is the picture quality. The only problem that I have found is navigating around the menus with the small buttons, but if you can see through that it is definately worth...

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Product Information : Sony Cybershot DSC-W200

Manufacturer's product description

The DSC-W200 combines the amazing detail of 12.1 MP resolution with high sensitivity for shooting without a flash even in very low light. Super SteadyShot image stabilization keeps blur to a minimum, and advanced high-tech features like Face Detection, D-range optimization, and in-camera retouching and red-eye reduction help bring out the best in every shot you take. For shooting and sharing on location, there's a large 2.5" LCD screen that makes viewing exceptionally easy. And HD (high definition) output lets you share memories in spectacular high definition clarity and detail on compatible HDTV screens.

Product Details

Product type: Digital camera, Digital camera - compact

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 12

Flash Memory / Form Factor: Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick Pro Duo

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 6 x, 2 x

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Autofocus: With autofocus

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Memory Type: Internal

Manufacturer: Sony

Weight: 118 g, 116 g

Supported Battery: 1 x Sony NP-BG1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Colour: Blue, Silver

Product Description: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 - digital camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 - digital camera

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot), Optical (Steady Shot)

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 4 x zoom lens - 5.35 - 21.4 mm - f/2.8, Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 7.6 - 22.8 mm - f/2.8-5.5, Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 7.6 - 22.8 mm - f/2.8-5.2, Carl Zeiss 4 x zoom lens - 5.35 - 21.4 mm - f/2.8-5.8

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel

Internal Storage: 15 MB flash, 31 MB flash

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5 cm x 2.2 cm x 5.7 cm, 9.1 cm x 2.2 cm x 5.9 cm

Display: LCD display - 2.7", LCD display - 2.5"

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Image Processor: BIONZ

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 1 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Vivid

Shooting Programs: Landscape, twilight portrait, fireworks, soft snap, Underwater, twilight mode, beach, snow, high sensitivity, gourmet

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 118 g, 116 g

Height: 5.7 cm, 5.9 cm

Depth: 2.2 cm

Width: 9.5 cm, 9.1 cm

Memory / Storage

Included Memory Card: 15 MB

Internal Storage: 15 MB flash, 31 MB flash

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Supported Memory Cards: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

RAM Installed: 31 MB

Video Capture: MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG - 640 x 480 - 16 fps ¦ MPEG - 320 x 240 - 8 fps

Lens System

Features: Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 30 - 120mm, 35 - 105mm

Type: Carl Zeiss 4 x zoom lens - 5.35 - 21.4 mm - f/2.8, Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 7.6 - 22.8 mm - f/2.8-5.5, Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 7.6 - 22.8 mm - f/2.8-5.2, Carl Zeiss 4 x zoom lens - 5.35 - 21.4 mm - f/2.8-5.8

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 6 elements

Macro Focus Range: 2cm

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, built-in speaker, auto power save, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, Dynamic Range Optimizer, dual image stabilization, Smile Detection technology

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.7 frames per second

Display

Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 2.7" LCD display, 2.5" LCD display

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x component video output

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.5

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable

Body Material: Aluminium, Metal

Battery

Details: 1 x Sony NP-BG1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Sony NP-BG1

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

General

Optical Zoom: 4 x, 3 x

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot), Optical (Steady Shot)

Enclosure Colour: Blue, Silver

MPN: DSC-W220/L, DSCW200S.CEE8, DSCW200, DSCW200.CEH, DSCW200.CEE9, DSCW200S.CEH, DSC-W220S, DSCW220L.CEH

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3", 1/1.72"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD

Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Digital Video Format: MPEG VX

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 9

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Zoom: 2 x

Image Processor: BIONZ

Camera Flash

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3.9 m

Features: AF illuminator

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

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