Sony announced the DSC-HX200V Cyber-shot digital camera with 30x optical zoom (60x Clear Image Zoom) to their H-Series line-up for 2012, which replaces the DSC-HX100V. The new DSC-HX200V is distinguished by its high-zoom, but otherwise shares the same feature set as the just announced DSC-HX30V and DSC-HX20V, including a new Sony 18.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor with an advanced BIONZ processor to deliver blazing fast AutoFocus speeds of approximately 0.13 seconds in daylight and 0.21 seconds in low-light shooting situations (in case of fastest model, measured at 3 EV).
Additionally, the DSC-HX200V includes “Clear Image Zoom” digital zoom technology, which boosts optical zoom to 2x virtual capabilities while maintaining full resolution. Plus “Optical Steady Shot” reduce any blurring caused by camera shake during shooting — even with the zoom extended, as well as some creative photographic settings.
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- 18.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
- 30x optical zoom lens (27-810mm in 35mm format) with 60x digital “Clear Image Zoom” at full resolution
- “Extra High Sensitivity” technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
- Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.24 seconds in low-light at 3 EV (speeds may vary based on shooting conditions)
- 3.0-inch, 921k dot resolution tilting LCD screen
- Captures 13MP equivalent still images while shooting video via “Dual-Record”
- Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920×1080/60p) and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (3 way shake cancelling)
- Photo Creativity interface and 9 “Picture Effect” options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video
- Embedded GPS functionality with newly added GPS Log Recording function
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Price and Availability
The Sony DSC-HX200V camera will be available in black March 2012 for $480.