Sony HX200V review

Sony's 18.2MP bridge camera offers a 30x optical zoom, Full HD movies and GPS

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As part of our image quality testing for the Sony HX200V we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100, the Sony HX200V is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 100

JPEG images

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 18 (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 12 (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: n/a (see full image)

Sony HX200V review Resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: n/a (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution18.2 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeNo
Product FamilyCyber-shot H
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), microSD Card, microSDHC Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom120x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)531 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height86.6 mm
Width121.6 mm
Depth93.3 mm
Product SeriesH
Focal Length4.80 mm to 144 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-HX200V
Product NameHX200V Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCHX200VB.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing InformationThe ultimate Cyber-shot experience

The flagship of the Cyber-shot range delivers extraordinary image quality with DSLR-like creative features, Extra High Sensitivity Technology and manual controls. Explore new shooting possibilities with ultra-powerful zoom range, Full HD 50p video, GPS and 3D shooting.

Package Contents
  • HX200V Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FH50
  • AC Adapter AC-L200C/L200D
  • Micro USB
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • AC Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lens Cap
  • Strap
Limited Warranty1 Year