Sony DSC-P200 Review
Features & Controls
The Cyber-shot P200 features a Carl Zeiss 3x Zoom, 7.9 to 23.7mm (38 to 114mm equivalent), F2.8 - F5.2 zoom lens. It is constructed of 7 elements in 5 groups with 3 Aspheric elements. When powered down, the lens retracts into the body and is protected by a built-in shutter, no lens cap is necessary.
Equipped with a low-light AF-assist lamp (effective range up to 12.5 ft / 3.8 m Wide,
9 ft 2 1/2 in. / 2.8 m Tele), the 5 Area Multi-point, contrast detection
autofocus system has a range of 19.7" (50cm) - infinity in normal mode and from 2-1/4"
(6cm) - infinity in Macro focus mode. There is a 5-step manual focus adjustment with
infinity available as well.
Conversion Lens Compatible with the optional VAD-PHC adaptor, you can add telephoto or wide-angle conversion lenses for greater magnification or wider field of view, as well as protective and special effect filters.
the Sony VCL-DH0730 0.7x Wide Conversion Lens,
the Sony VCL-DH1730 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens and the
Sony VCL-DH2630 2.6X Super Telephoto Conversion Lens.
The speedlight has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in and Slow-sync.
The working range at ISO Auto is ~7.7" - 11.5 ft. (0.2 - 3.5m) in wide angle and
and 1 - 8.2 ft. (0.3 - 2.5m) in telephoto.
The flash squelches down nicely for macro exposures and
has 3 power output settings.
Brighten up your photographs like never before with the optional HVL-FSL1B slave flash from Sony. It is designed to operate in sync with your Cyber-shot digital camera's internal flash without having to connect a cable.
The HVL-FSL1B is equipped with a light control switch and is compatible with the
red eye reduction and pre-flash functions of your digital camera. It includes a bracket
to make installation a snap.
The eyelevel optical viewfinder provides ~85% frame coverage but lacks dioptric
adjustment. The two LEDs indicate flash and focus status.
Controls on the back:
The bottom I/O port provides an A/V output, video is NTSC or PAL, audio is
monaural and a USB 2.0 (high speed) data port. It also allows the camera to be used with
the optional Cyber-shot Station CSS-PHA and any PictBridge compatible photo printer.
The P200 stores its data on Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Cards. Memory Stick PRO (up to 2GB max) media is required for capturing the MPEG-VX Fine mode 30fps motion video clips. Sony provides a 32MB Memory Stick.
Number of Storable Photos (approx.)
The P200 is powered by a proprietary NP-FR1 lithium rechargeable battery. Sony's Stamina
technology provides up to 370 shots with LCD turned on or 500 shots with the LCD turned
off with a fully charged battery. Approximately 160 minutes of movie recording with
the LCD turned on or 220 minutes with the LCD turned off. And a total of approx.
410 minutes of playback time
Transferring images and charging your camera's battery has never been easier thanks to the optional CSS-PHB Cyber-shot Station from Sony. Just place your P200 on the CSS-PHB's base and it starts charging while providing a quick connection to your personal computer, television or PictBridge printer.
The CSS-PHB includes a USB cable for computer transfers and an audio/video cable so you can view your pictures and videos on your television. Also included is a wireless Remote Commander for easy control of your digital camera anywhere in the room.
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