Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is the camera, next to which can not be ignored. This was my first thought when I got the CD in your hands. Robust hybrid design, powerful branded optics Carl Zeiss, tilt and clear LCD screen and additives in a GPS module, or rims of focus. This is in brief the Japanese manufacturer's flagship superzoom. Is it worth buying? Today you'll try to answer this question and to present its opinion on the Sony HX200V.
Video review Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Design / Wireless / Ergonomics
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is primarily high-end camera. The design was built with high quality, hardened plastic. The overall appearance is solidly made and tough. The individual elements are folded very tightly – do not cover cracks under the pressure – although still not a device resistant to environmental factors (rain, dust, dirt). In view of this equipment is a hands intuitively know that this is not a low-budget monkey, and the roads and powerful camera – with an emphasis on the last two words.
- See the specification for the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V
Powerful zoom requires more housing. Here we rely on a hybrid form, the size of the legitimate gripe clearly delineated. Do not keep it as true to the pocket, but We put your hand comfortably, ensuring a comfortable work and reduce the tremor of the system. Especially since the structure is characterized by a fair weight of about 0.5 pounds, making us a hand dociąży respectively. Appreciate it more when shooting both stills and shooting without a tripod.On the visual side, I can honestly say that "what the eye is suspended." Semi-lustrzankowa form was decorated with numerous arches and failures. Mottled plastic tasteful and adds a whole character. There are no flat surfaces, unnecessary, or excessive signatures and markings. Nothing shines on a graphite casing. Someone could attach a small range of color options, but I emphasize again – this is primarily a camera, not a gadget.
… This is not a cheap monkey, but powerful camera.
Already after the first few moments of fun with the camera, I noticed that the designers did a medal in the development of the interface. Almost all the major features have been drawn to the front. A bit is true, I missed a button labeled ISO, but this may be old habits of SLR, cited by one and not another look HX200V. What, therefore, we have access? Classic four-button keypad with the approval button, Menu, Help, REC, Gallery, switch with LED status indicator, shutter and zoom lever crawling it. So it looks like something found in any standard Compact. For this, the manufacturer added the switch between the EVF and the LCD screen, dial settings, mode dial, and two mysterious buttons: Focus and Custom.The first of these will be used to switch between AF modes (Continuous, single and flexible). The second is the classic function key, which we attributed to, inter alia, the role of exposure lock, the call for white balance, light metering. For this, the designers have hidden under the hinged screen (literally) the Reset button. There was no manual for it snaps off the flash.
Designers did a … for a medal in the design of the interface.
The rear panel is based on the site where the thumb is slightly angled plastic basin and decorated with studs. This increases the friction between the skin and the camera, which enhances the grip. Note that the shutter was tilted forward, according to the natural arrangement of the index finger. Mode dial has 11 jumps and runs with a slight click. It is worth mentioning otulającym lens focusing ring. It has a very low sensitivity and smooth rotation. To activate it simply move the lever on the lens on the symbol MF.All communication ports are located on the left side of the enclosure. Under the flap you will find a simple mini-USB, mini-HDMI socket. At the bottom, we find the traditional metal thread. Was removed from the battery compartment and SD card slot Cardinal enough so that it can handle even the most quick-connect.
Battery / Flash
The camera is powered by a set of lithium-ion battery NP-FH50. Its output valued at producer 450 shots on a single charge, using preview on the LCD screen or 490 if we use the EVF. During our testing, a fully charged battery has refused willingness to cooperate after 390 photos and 10 minutes of the film to the highest standard. All the time we worked with enabled GPS. This result can be considered very good.Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V was armed with a flash pop-up. The designers did not foresee the draining manually release the latch. Raising the lamp occurs when you press the shutter button – if we have indicated the appropriate option in the settings approach. Flash has a high power – doświetli personnel located up by 12.4 meters at wide angle.
Display / Viewfinder
The camera features a large 3-inch LCD display. A high resolution of 921.600 pixels, offering a very sharp and clear image. Highlighting the image of success can work both day and night. Screen is mounted on a hinged rail, which allows the movement and rotation in one plane. It is not indeed the pinnacle of modern technological thinking in terms of mobile displays, but it is still darn useful.You can also use the built-in EVF. Dating was placed on top of the structure. To use it you simply hold to the eye, and placed next to the sensor automatically switches the screen view. Alternatively, you can switch views by clicking the appropriate button on the top bar. Personally I always preferred to stay with the larger and clearer display. Mainly because of the low resolution 201 600 pixels, which is characterized by the viewfinder. But certainly I would appreciate his presence, I was leaning against the wall by a sharp LCD that transform the sun into the mirror.
Matrix / image quality
The heart is the author tested the camera sensor Exmor R CMOS sensor. Characterized by a size 1/2, 3 inch and 18.2-megapixel effective resolution. The sensor has higher performance at a poorly lit frames. For image processing corresponds BIONZ processor. A collaboration between the two components, among others, a wide sensitivity range starting from ISO 100, and ending up on the ISO 12 800, in increments of 1/3 EV. Electronic focal plane shutter offers us access to shutter speeds range from 30 to 1/4000 sSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V offers high quality images, as long as we stick to low ISO settings. Even at ISO 800 odszumiania algorithm loses its efficiency – are starting to be noticeable edge blurring and loss of detail. On the other hand, a higher setting will not need us too often. Throughout the testing period, I was able to successfully stick to ISO 100, not counting those moments where I let me decide for automation. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the CD is doing great after dark, perfectly preserving the color information and depth. More sensitive users may notice the small print of approximately (and in fact negligible) loss of detail and blur the edges – both in night scenes and daytime. This concerns mainly those places in the photographs, which are much darker or much lighter. This defect, of which he had hoped for reaching for the camera with a 18-megapixel sensor. The device is armed with powerful optics widely known and appreciated Carl Zeiss optics. The lens offers a 30x zoom in the 27-810 mm and a powerful image stabilization system. It is worth mentioning here a very favorable range światłosiły: F2 ,8-5, 6 In combination with the specificity of the matrix, we get a brilliant performance in terms of speed / focus image. Especially since the glass does not betray the aberrations in the tests.
- See other camera with Carl Zeiss optics – Sony Cyber-shot RX100
At the base of the lens there's a switch between manual and automatic sharpening. When you move the lever to the first position, we can use the notched rim surrounding the peak of the focusing lens. It works very smoothly, slowly and above all quietly. I think it's a much better way of manual focus, than the furious clicking buttons interface.
We find here an excellent Carl Zeiss optics.
Below is a few selected test shots, taken with a DSC-HX200V. To access the full-sized photos in original resolution, click on the thumbnail. To then save the image to your hard drive, select Download the Original size.
|ISO: 100; Shutter: 1/2000 sec, Aperture: f / 2.8, Focal length: 28 mm|
… Get access to the ISO sensitivity of 80-1600.
Speed / stabilization / AF / settings / GPS
Sony has long been proud to image sharpening system speed and shooting speed. This is not an empty boast. Running the camera takes about 2-2.5 seconds. Full zoom is 4 seconds, and another 3, if we use the digital zoom. In video mode, this time extended to 8 seconds (11 s total). This ensures a smooth, but still fast zooming. Sharpen the image does not last even a second after nightfall, and noticeably less for the day.shooting mode according to the manufacturer is 10 frames per second, what can we in good conscience confirm. Unfortunately, after 10 pictures, we will have to wait long before the memory buffer to slow down. When switching to camera mode, Low speed, we can free up to 2 frames per second. Does not increase the limit of the picture above the "magic" 10 frames. Our time-lapse movies must therefore take up to 5 seconds 🙂
Running the camera takes about 2-2.5 seconds.
In terms of image stabilization we were very surprised by the lack of options off it. You can only choose whether he wants to adapt it to static scenes or dynamic. Sony apparently, set up in advance that when you use superzoomie stabilizing – somewhat rightly so.As befits a camera of this class, DSC-HX200V offers access to full manual override mode. Navigating between them using the mode dial located on the top bar. In addition to the classic PASM mode, you can use the MR (Memory Recall), in which we write up to three favorite settings. Although at first it may seem unnecessary in the long run, a great and very useful feature.
… when you use superzoomie stability.
It would not be a Sony camera, though he did not have extensive automation – a judge's performance very highly. Developers and designers are dedicated to the potential user does not have to play with the settings, or only some of them. After several days of fun with the camera that I could leave without a trace of fear, many decisions on the software scene and I was sure that I will not regret this decision. Apart from the traditional, pre-defined scenes, we have access to Intelligent Auto mode, Superior Auto (you'll find here the functions associated with multi-images – such as HDR), and Intelligent Sweep Panorama. This of course has not yet exhausted the possibilities and potential of automation apparatus.
Performance Automation appreciate very highly.
The designers decided to throw all of this still-in GPS. Unfortunately it is not as functional as if our imagination prompted. Right on target, however, defines the position of the camera in the form of coordinates. It also offers an electronic compass. Uświadczymy not here, however, no maps, or graphs, on which we base our trip.
Effects / movies
Artistic effects have managed to grow into the schematic design of digital cameras. They are present in almost every modern model, especially in the segment of compact cameras. There could be different for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V. Here, however, have not been squeezed in a particular mode of operation, and function as a supplement in the form of overlays Photo Creativity. Running the option, we will reveal a dialog box where you can adjust the brightness, warmth of color and their plasticity. You can also choose one of the artistic effects. It is worth mentioning above all, selective color, the algorithm works excellent.
Movie mode on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V works very well. Autofocus works steadily and smoothly. Rather, we experience unpleasant step changes usually focus perishable whole scene. With sturdy handle and a just weight, we need not also be afraid of shaking hands, if you just do not have a tripod handy. Amateur filming clips have access to the Full HD standard, that is 1920x1080p resolution, at a speed of 50 frames per second. Of course, this involves a high bitrate (28 Mbps). We can reduce it to 24 or 17 Mbps selecting 50i. In addition, during the filming, we can still take pictures with a resolution of 13 megapixels. With a little poorer image quality must be reckoned with after dark. Example No. 1 movie The material recorded by setting the following parameters (AVCHD, resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i). Format: MTS. Duration: 47 seconds. The resulting file size: 59.2 MB. Example No. 2 movie The material recorded by setting the following parameters (AVCHD, resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i). Format: MTS. Duration: 35 seconds. The resulting file size: 45.1 MB.
Summary, evaluation and review
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a true giant in the segment superzoomów. This advanced compact check in the hands of people who know how to take advantage of its potential – and this is considerable. High quality photos, solid construction, great movie mode, and excellent software. Of course, all this costs . Is the largest and probably the only flaw in the camera. In my view, however, indisputable advantages of compact fully compensate it. [temperature] APPEARANCE / ERGONOMICS | 4 | PERFORMANCE POWER | 4 | MATRIX / QUALITY PHOTOS | 4 | Accessibility | 5 | RECORD VIDEO | 4 [/ temp]
Editor's Award techManiaK.pl
Superzoomów segment is very tight due to congestion alternatives. However, the closest rivals the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. Both cameras offer powerful zoom and a host of technologically advanced solutions. The first of these was developed based on a 16-megapixel CMOS EXR. The second one operates on the basis of a 12-megapixel CMOS BSI.