Sony DSC-HX200V/B digital camera

18.2-megapixel, 1/2.3" Exmor® R CMOS Sensor, Full HD 1080/60p, Active 3-way stabilization, GPS, Compass, MS Duo/MS PRO Duo/MS PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
DSC-HX200V/B
16-12-2013
18.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor
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 resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.

Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with 3-way Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.

GPS and Compass
GPS and compass record location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map. Map View in “PlayMemories Home” software, allows users to view images on a map showing where they were taken. The logged path and images can also be displayed on Google Earth.

Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.

3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.

Photo Creativity
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.

Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear

Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode
With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.

Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.

Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Anti-blink Function
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The 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 mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.

Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
AVCHD, MP4

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
ISO sensitivity 
100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Weight 
531g
Audio system 
Mono
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Compatible memory cards 
MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display 
LCD
Flash modes 
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
GPS 
Y
Histogram
Y
Light exposure control
Program AE
Light exposure correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Megapixel 
18.2 MP
Memory slots 
1
Optical zoom 
30x
Scene modes 
Backlight, Beach, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Snow, Sports, Twilight
Self-timer 
2, 10s
Sensor type 
CMOS
Total megapixels 
18.9 MP
USB connector type 
Micro-USB A
Viewfinder type 
Optical
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Source data-sheet
.

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
HDMI connector type
Mini
Built-in microphone 
Y
USB version 
2.0

Power

Power source type 
Battery
Battery type 
NP-FH50
Number of batteries supported 
1

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
921000 pixels
Field of view
100%
Vari-angle LCD display
Y
Touch screen 
N

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Audio formats supported 
AC3
Noise reduction
Y
Wind filter
Y

Lens system

Lens structure (elements/groups) 
11/10
Extra/Smart zoom
60x
Focus adjustment
Auto
Image stabilizer 
Y
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
108 cm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
3.6 cm
Number of aspheric elements
1

Camera

Brightness adjustment
Y
Multi burst mode 
Y
Electronic compass 
Y
Image editing
Trimming
Image quality adjustment
Brightness
Built-in processor
BIONZ

Focusing

Smile detection
Y

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity (max)
12800
ISO sensitivity (min)
100

Flash

Built-in flash 
Y
Flash range (tele)
2 - 5.9m
Flash range (wide)
0.3 - 12.4m

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed 
1/4000s
Slowest camera shutter speed 
30s

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size
5.08 mm (0.2")

Battery

Battery capacity 
900 mAh
Battery voltage 
6.8V

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/58.4 mm (1/2.3")
Maximum image resolution 
4896 x 3672 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPEG XR
Still image resolution(s) 
4896×3672, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 4896×2752, 1, 920 x 1, 080
Supported aspect ratios 
4:3, 16:9

Weight & dimensions

Weight (including battery)
583g
Width 
12.16 cm
Depth 
9.33 cm
Height 
8.66 cm