Sony CyberShot DSC-TX200V Review
Everything about the Sony DSC TX-200V screams a top shelf high-performance waterproof digital camera. On the surface, it appears to be a photographer’s dream because of the features and the look of the camera. But what may hold most consumers back is the cost. It is an expensive ultra-compact. The manufacturer touts is capable of taking quality images and videos.
This model has a sleek glass panel face, thin as a AA battery, and stylish with a 3.3 OLED touch screen display. It is waterproof up to 16 feet and it’s dustproof. It features an 18.2MP CMOS sensor and 5X optical zoom. The DSC-TX200V captures excellent low-light pictures and Full HD 1080/60p video. What’s great about this camera is that it is capable of shooting images and video at the same time.
Sony CyberShot DSC-TX200V Review
Resolution – 18.2 megapixels
Sensor Technology – CMOS
Optical Zoom – 5X
Display Size – 3.3-inch OLED
Certified waterproof to a depth of 16 feet and dustproof
Full HD 1080/60p with dual record of stills and movies
Video limited to 29 minutes
Dimensions – 3.9 x 2.4 x 0.7 inches
Weight – 4.6 ounces
Memory Expansion – MicroSD card
Battery type – Li-ion rechargeable
Battery charged in camera – Yes; USB cable connected to computer or wall adapter (included)
Colors – Silver, Black, and Violet
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies
even while walking
Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
The 5X optical zoom extends internally
With continuous shooting, you won’t miss any of the action. The camera has a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects
The 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels up to six times more than other sensors
Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject.
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images.
Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Background Defocus where this model delivers the signature DSLR benefit where takes two shots to identify the background and applies a de-focused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Anti-blink Function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition Intelligent Scene – Recognition automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings for the shot
Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, to capture more lifelike images
Motion Detection along with Face Motion Detection – Adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
What's in the box?
Sony CyberShot DSC-TX200V box includes an AC Adaptor AC-UB10, Cleaning Cloth, Battery (NP-BN), Micro USB Cable, Paint Pen, Battery Charger, Wrist Strap, and an Instruction Manual.
10x Clear Image Zoom
The TX200V has a 5x optical zoom plus 10x Clear Image digital zoom technology to bring you close enough to your subject to capture details. A powerful image processor reduces graininess for crisper, more realistic, higher-quality images—even in close-ups.
Waterproof and Dustproof
Certified waterproof and dustproof.
18.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor
The 18.2MP ExmorR CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeisslens. The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in stunning low light images with great details.
High speed AF
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, which allows capturing of that action moment. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.
Slim glass design
This camera features a sleek, polished glass camera front without a protruding lens or control buttons, making it one of the thinnest cameras in its class.
Is The Sony CyberShot DSC- TX200V Worth Buying?
Over all, this camera is probably a worthwhile purchase if you’re looking for a beautiful, sleek, thin and high performer. Most consumers that purchase this model are very impressed with the quality of the images and video. The battery life is good unless you’re using video.
The most complaints about this model, involves the cost which is seen by most consumers as quite expensive for this type of point and shoot. Further, the smooth surface on the camera is a magnet for fingerprints and smudges and if you’re not careful will show up in your photographs. Some consumers have even complained about image and video quality. Images appear to be questionable because of the use of some of the photo enhancing features on the device.
Video is an issue for some consumers because it will only record 29 minutes of video at a time. Further, one user states obtaining a horizontal line that shifts in and out on video and noted poor color saturation during video playback.
Is the Sony CyberShot DSC- TX200V worth buying? I would say yes. It has all the qualities consumers are looking for in a camera, including GPS, but it is quite expensive. It is not considered a rugged camera by most users because it is only waterproof and dustproof. It is a great buy if you like the features and won’t be bothered by the fingerprints and smudges.