DSC-P200 Sony Cybershot, One of the best compact..
One of the best compact digital cameras on the market…
I just purchased this as a replacement from my Sony P-100 5 mega pixel camera. WOW! This camera is definitely a sleek improvement from past models. Aside from the 7.2 megapixel count, this camera excels in almost every conceivable area relevant to compacts.
First off, this camera starts up in less than a second or so–truly fast compared to other similarly priced cameras. This feature is essential when attempting to capture that oh so special kodak…er…sony moment in a blink.
Secondly, the camera is beautiful. Sony got it right this time when designing a sturdy, compact and lightweight technological masterpiece. True, it’s not as small as its even lighter cousin–the T-33, or the Pentax Optio S5n and Casio Exlim models, but it passes the pants pocket test with flying colors. Additionally, when compared to the T-33, this camera uses the regular memory stick size and not the smaller duo like the T-33. Sooooo, if you already own a sony, this is a natural upgrade.
Some other excellent features on the P-200 are the manual overides. You can adjust the shutter speed and aperature which, for a camera in this class, is a true rarity.
I also am enjoying the extremely high quality video mode; although not the most important selling point, having the ability to take camcorder like videos with sound for unlimited amounts of time (unlike 30 second segments from many other cams) is handy.
Another amazing feature is the battery life. I remember my first sony digital camera–the DSC-P50 2.1 mega pixel. It’s battery life was dismal. My P-72 was slightly improved, but still suffered from chronic battery munchies. The P-200 fully charged can take pictures for over 200 minutes! If you’re on the display modes, it can last almost double that–another breathtaking accomplishment. The info lithium works well in calculating the remaining battery life–a major complaint from owners of other cameras like Canon that lack this feature. Lastly, it is a proprietary battery, so purchasing an additional one is recommended.
Needless to say, the 2″ lcd is gorgeous, just like the past sony cameras I’ve had. It’s extremely hi-res and I have no difficulty seeing it in sunlight. The lcd’s navigation is similar to earlier sony cams with a few new additions. Sony finally placed a protective screen over the actual lcd to prevent damage…took them long enough, but it’s much appreciated.
Overall, I’m tremendously pleased with the picture quality from this puppy. I envision this camera lasting well into early-mid 2006 when Sony will release yet another improvement. Until then, I highly recommend this for most anybody who appreciates quality and functionality incorporated into a lightweight package.
The featured review for this product, Sony Cybershot DSCP200 7.2MP Digital Camera 3x Optical Zoom Electronics, was written by Joel Kirzner.
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Posted on: April 1, 2010
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