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Sony CyberShot WX200 – Good Things Come in Small Packages

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Posted July 31, 2013 by DigitalMag.net in Digital camera
Sony WX200

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Hardware: 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Image, 10x 25-250mm Sony Lens G, 2.7-inch TFT LCD display, f/3.3 - f/5.9 aperture range, memory card slot, USB port, micro HDMI port, Li-Ion battery (220 shots per charge)
 
Technology: WiFi, Steady Shot Optical Image stabilization, FullHD videos (stereo sound), built-in, 3D image mode, HDR mode
 

What We Liked:

Build quality, WiFi, HDR, 10x zoom lens
 

What We Disliked:

Battery life
 
What We Thought

This body has an extremely thin profile which pleasantly surprises with its large amount of optical zoom

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ocket digital cameras are evolving to please us with all kinds of new features like onboard operating system, WiFi and optical characteristics typical of professional cameras. To illustrate this description Digital Magnet presents Sony CyberShot WX200. 

Taking a look inside this tiny travel companion we find an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Image sensor

This body has an extremely thin profile which pleasantly surprises with its large amount of optical zoom. The metal case is only 22 mm thick and comes at the lightweight of 121g with the battery inside. It can be found in two color variations – black and silver.

Taking a look inside this tiny travel companion we find an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Image sensor. Its good performance is complemented by the lens configuration. This tiny camera offers an impressive for its compact size 10x zoom lens. The 25-250mm Sony Lens G comes equipped with Steady Shot Optical Image stabilization. At different focal lengths this camera doesn’t seem to lose sharpness of detail. Chromatic aberration rarely appears. All in all this point-and-shoot delivers wonderful optics. 

The 25-250mm Sony Lens G comes equipped with Steady Shot Optical Image stabilization

ISO extends up to 12 800 where noise is an image spoiler. Otherwise keeping it low provides satisfying results. At the lowest focal length you get aperture value of f/3.3 and at the biggest f/5.9.

On the back we find the control panel or in other words the 2.7-inch TFT LCD display. It provides a decent brightness level so that one could easily preview the photos even on a sunny day. To the right of the display Sony has positioned the physical control keys. There is a dial wheel and a few keys giving you direct access to the movie mode and the photo previewer.

The Sony WX200 records FullHD videos with stereo sound. You can easily control the footage by zooming in and out during the shooting. Focusing is a piece of cake for this camera. It is fast and sharp. 

At the lowest focal length you get aperture value of f/3.3 and at the biggest f/5.9

The key feature of the Sony WX200 is the built-in WiFi. Having installed the Sony Playmemories application you will be able to upload photos and videos directly from the camera on facebook, youtube or simply transfer them to your smartphone or computer.

You can manually select among different metering modes and flash intensity modes.
Some of the most interesting shooting modes on board are 3D still image and HDR mode which helps you achieve the most dramatic shot by adding hard accents to the details. Despite its simple looks this point-and-shoot offers plenty of ground to experiment and achieve interesting effects on your photos.

The interface offers a memory card slot, an USB port and a micro HDMI port for easy preview on a big screen.

The Li-Ion battery unit here provides the average for most point-and-shoots battery life and that is around 220 shots per charge.

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