Oct 12, 2005

Sony Cybershot DSC-P200 Review

The Sony Cybershot P200 is capable of delivering 7.2 effective Megapixels, due to an enhanced Super HAD CCD, and works in conjunction with Sony’s Real Imaging Processor to produce high-resolution images that are stunning in their clarity and colour reproduction. In addition to this, Sony has equipped the DSC-P200 with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 3x optical zoom. Carl Zeiss lenses draw on more than 100 years of experience in optical engineering with the Vario-Tessar zoom lens being specially designed to keep the camera compact. The stylish and durable alloy body is only one inch thin, comes in silver or red color and takes vibrant digital photos, capturing color and detail not commonly found in such a compact camera.

DPReview has a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 Review up and they report-
"I was very impressed with the P150 when we reviewed it last year, and the P200 - though by any measure a minor upgrade - builds on and adds to its appeal. The bigger screen and the inclusion of a manual white balance option are very welcome, and the price is even more appealing now the camera has been on the market for half a year or so.

On the downside the built-in flash is nothing to write home about, being a little underpowered. Focus is not 100% reliable either, but you only really get problems with very close subjects. Ultimately, however, this is a fantastic pocket camera that would equally well suit a beginner or a DSLR user looking for a 'carry everywhere' second camera. A little gem, and one I would be happy to recommend to anyone looking for a stylish, easy to use camera with some manual controls and compatability with a wide range of add-on accessories. And it's a bit of a bargain too. "

Sony Cybershot DSC-P200 Specifications:
* 7.2 effective Megapixels
* Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
* 3x Optical Zoom, up to 14x Smart Zoom, 6x Precision Digital Zoom
* Large 2.0" LCD
* Stamina Battery Life (approx 370 shots by CIPA standard)
* Quick Operation (Start-up 1.3 sec, Shutter Time Lag 0.3 sec, Shutter Release Lag 0.01 sec)
* Real Imaging Processor
* Manual Exposure Setting
* Slim and Compact High Quality Aluminium Body with Hair Line Finishing
* MPEG VX Fine with Audio
* AF Illuminator
* Histogram Indication
* USB 2.0 High Speed Transfer
* Scene Selection Mode
* PictBridge Compatible