Sony TX200V summary
Sony TX200V is Sony's Ultracompact camera originally announced on January of 2012. It uses a 18 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The TX200V is rated #4 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #534 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our list. Please test our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Sony TX200V family
The Sony TX200V comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can look at all earlier and new models along with important specifications.
Sony TX200V Gallery
You can check the TX200V from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony TX200V Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Sony TX200V based on features which are generally regarded as crucial in a camera.
Sony TX200V Sensor info
The Sony TX200V houses the BIONZ processor. The sensor spec in the Sony TX200V is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4896 x 3672 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 18MP and supports a native ISO range of 64 - 12800. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the TX200V's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The TX200V sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony TX200V dimensions
Sony TX200V weighs around 0.28 pounds (129 grams or 4.55 oz) and features outside measurements of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Sony TX200V is similar as compared with other competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a picture of the Sony TX200V beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show you the button design on the TX200V.
Sony TX200V Lens info
The TX200V features a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be amazing however it will surely be helpful in certain circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.5 making it very slow and not ideal in low light situations and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also need to boost the ISO which results in noisy photographs. For the tele end, 140mm comes with f4.8 which is fairly slow and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Sony TX200V Connectivity
The TX200V has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send pictures and oftentimes alter camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony TX200V Video info
The highest possible video resolution in the Sony TX200V is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance for quality vs file sizes but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone port so you have got little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for another model if you require better audio in your video clips.
Sony TX200V Weather Sealing
Sony TX200V provides environment proofing which makes it a fantastic option to use for rough places. This is particularly valuable whenever you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.
Sony TX200V Display and Viewfinder
The Sony TX200V houses a 3.3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 1,230k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily switch focus points plus adjust settings with your fingers.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications regarding Sony TX200V are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Sony TX200V Shutter info
Sony TX200V is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony TX200V Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony TX200V has got only built-in flash with no external flash support.
Sony TX200V Autofocus info
Sony TX200V has got just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detect which is helpful for portraits.
It boasts 9 focus points to pick from. Sony TX200V has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also comes with Tracking AF for things that move. Sony TX200V lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful for low light situations or you need more precise depth of field control.
Sony TX200V Battery life
The battery life (NP-BN) in the Sony TX200V is made to last for 220 images according to the CIPA standards which is on par with its competition. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the best (320) battery life for this category of cameras.
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Sony TX200V for different categories of photography
The following chart presents a outline of the Sony TX200V for different categories of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony TX200V
The Sony TX200V receives a points tally of 37 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & capability to utilize off-camera flash.
Street photography with Sony TX200V
With a very good points total of 68, the Sony TX200V is a good pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony TX200V Sports photography information
A decent sports photography points tally of 50 suggests the Sony TX200V is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony TX200V
Weight is extremely critical when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Sony TX200V gets a above average 72 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to take with you on your holidays.
Sony TX200V Landscape photography advice
For anybody looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony TX200V with it's reasonable grade of 47 as a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate within the current market.
Vlogging with Sony TX200V
A vlogging camera should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Sony TX200V is not really suitable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 36.
Sony TX200V Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the TX200V, here is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Ultracompact.
The diagram down below will give you an overview of the TX200V vs it's top rated rivals suggested earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might regard as alternate options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.