Sony H200 summary
Sony H200 is Sony's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially launched on January of 2013. It comes with a 20 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 2920.
The H200 is placed #140 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #687 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.
Sony H200 family
The Sony H200 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can find all past and current models as well as important features.
Sony H200 Gallery
You can see the H200 from different angles in the gallery here.
Sony H200 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Sony H200 based on factors which are generally regarded as essential in a camera.
Sony H200 Sensor details
The sensor size in the Sony H200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 5184 x 2920 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor has 20MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the H200's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The H200 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony H200 dimensions
Sony H200 weighs about 1.17 pounds (530g / 18.70 oz) & has outside measurements of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Sony H200 is more heavy when compared with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Sony H200 beside a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button arrangement on the H200.
Sony H200 Lens specs
The H200 has got a built-in lens providing a focal range of 24-633mm making it a 26.4 x zoom which is outstanding and does enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.1 making it fairly slow and not great for low light events and you will find it difficult to get good bokeh. You would also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy pictures. Towards the tele end, 633mm is superb zoom and comes to f5.9 which is really slow and you might need to set slow shutter speeds.
Sony H200 Connectivity
The H200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy photos and in some cases change settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony H200 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution in the Sony H200 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You should aim for at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket so you get no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to shop for another model in case you need good audio for your video clips.
Sony H200 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Sony H200 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Sony H200 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony H200 comes with a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Sony H200 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be pretty useful.
Sony H200 Shutter specs
Sony H200 continuous shooting rate is 8.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500s.
Sony H200 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Sony H200 comes with only inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Sony H200 Autofocus specs
Sony H200 comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is useful for portraits.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Sony H200 has no manual focus. Manual focus is useful in low light conditions or you require more exact depth of field control.
Sony H200 Battery life
The battery life (4 x AA) in the Sony H200 is made to last for 240 shutters as per the CIPA requirements which is less compared to it's competition. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the best (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
Sony H200 for different styles of photography
The following chart presents a rundown of the Sony H200 for different styles of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony H200
The Sony H200 gets a score of 39 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not appropriate to use for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support together with the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Sony H200 Street photography highlights
With a really bad rating of 45, the Sony H200 is just not appropriate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony H200
A moderate sports photography rating of 48 indicates the Sony H200 is reasonably adequate for shooting sports. A camera should have good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony H200 Travel photography highlights
Weight is super crucial in picking a travel camera. All round, the Sony H200 gets a modest 53 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably adequate to take with you on your holidays.
Sony H200 Landscape photography factors
If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Sony H200 at it's really bad score of 41 for a landscape camera is just not appropriate compared to its rivals.
Vlogging with Sony H200
A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Sony H200 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad score of 25.
Sony H200 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the H200, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph below gives you a summary of the H200 compared to it's highest ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may take into account as alternatives. To see a full comparison, click the "compare" link.