The Sony DSC-HX200V $479.99 camera has lightning reflexes to produce fast autofocus even in low light conditions and the Exmor sensor of 18.2 MP is used along with the fast BIONZ processor adds to the delight. The model is part of the H series of Sony cameras that at present has the highest resolution in the point-and-shoot category.
The key features of the Sony cyber-shot camera are:
• Sensor- an Exmor R CMOS sensor is used to capture images at a maximum of 18.2 MP.
• Lens- the ultra high-resolution camera uses a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens.
• Processor- the processor used is the advanced BIONZ with superior image processing capabilities.
• High Definition- up to 1080p HD images and crisp, clear videos can be shot with the camera with a maximum of 10 frames per second. A mechanical shutter also jumps in by reducing the distortion while shooting objects, which are moving.
• Autofocus- the high-speed autofocus increases the focusing speed and reliability even in low speed with near DSLR quality.
• Zoom- 30X optical and 60X Clear Image zooms.
Pros and Cons
The camera is extremely easy to shoot fast autofocus even in dim light and unusually low shutter lag. The HD Image quality is also highly commendable, and the commanding mode is highly effective. The lens and sensor is top notch resulting in reasonable detail and superb dim light images. Image noise is also vastly reduced.
The processor is lightning fast and supplements the advanced image processing from the lens. The zoom instead of traditional zooming by using electronic cropping uses with Clear Image Zoom technology is used that compares pixel patterns to create the new pixels while zooming resulting in realistic and high quality images.
The only downside maybe that the range of features may be a bit too much for the point-and-shoot camera; otherwise it is an excellent deal of photography enthusiasts.