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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V – Full-featured, ultra high zoom (30x)

If you’re ready to upgrade from your measly little point and shoot, there are actually a few different options you can consider. You can go all out and get yourself a DSLR, you can get one of those new mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, or you can get one of these ultra zoom cameras that are slotted between point-and-shoots and interchangeable lens cameras.

Sony has one such camera with the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V. It is a bit smaller than a DSLR but has tons of pro features you’ll really enjoy. The DSX-HX200V features an 18MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor paired up with a 27,, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens with 30x optical zoom. It also features full HD Movie recording as well as simultaneous still image shooting while recording. It feels very DSLR-ish in your hands and even features a manual focusing ring. Unlike a DSLR however, you can not swap out the lens but you also never need to worry about cleaning the sensor or exposing it to dust. The Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V even features GPS geo-tagging.

You get many of the same features as Sony’s more expensive NEX-5N camera including super fast AF and very good low-light results but at a much lower price.

Features

  • 18 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
  • 27-810mm equivalent Carl Zeissâ„¢ Vaio Sonnar T lens with 30x optical zoom, 60x virtual zoom via “Clear Image Zoom” technology
  • “Extra High Sensitivity” technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
  • Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.1 second in daylight, 0.2 seconds in low-light
  • 3-inch tilting LCD display with 921,600 pixels, plus a 0.2″ electronic viewfinder with 201,600 pixels 
  • Captures 13.5 MP still images while shooting video via “Dual-Record”
  • Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920×1080/60p) and three-way Optical image stabilization with “Active Mode”
  • Photo Creativity interface and 9 “Picture Effect” options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video
  • Manual Focus ring for adjusting focus accordingly
  • GPS geo-tagging functionality

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V will be available this March in black for approximately $480.

Samuel Huanghttp://www.gstylemag.com
Samuel Huang is an avid gamer and all around tech geek. When not glued to his computer or iPhone, he can be seen pwning n00bs on PSN nightly. On occasion, he has the crazy dream of owning a vintage JDM Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R or a Datsun 240Z.

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