Sony Cybershot P200

Category: Digital Cameras - Date: January 12, 2006

Sony Cyber Shot DSC P200

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Sony Cybershot P-200 Review Introduction

The Sony P200 is an excellent option for rank beginners and more experienced users alike, a nearly ideal “pocket” camera to pack along when there just isn’t room or time to accommodate a larger or more complex model. Offering a high-resolution 7.2 megapixel CCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, and an expanded range of nine preset Scene modes to choose from, the P200 is a capable, yet very compact, digital camera.

Sony Cybershot P-200 Design

The Sony DSC-P200 is compact, stylish, and ready to go anywhere. It features: 7.1 megapixels (effective), 2.0-inch color LCD monitor, 3x optical zoom, 2x digital zoom, autofocus only, program and manual exposure, JPEG file formats, and proprietary Lithium-Ion battery. Measuring just 4.13 x 2.13 x 1.13 inches (105 x 51.5 x 28 millimeters) and weighing only 6.3 ounces (180 grams) with the battery and memory card installed, the P200 fits easily into small pockets or purses.

Sony Cybershot P-200 Features

The Sony DSC-P200 Cyber-shot digital camera gives you professional quality features in a compact, point-and-shoot design. With the Sony Cybershot DSCP200 digital camera, extremely high-resolution images are within your grasp, for the
7.2 effective Megapixel Super HAD CCD means that your images will print larger and will carry finer detail. The Sony Real Imaging Processor is what makes the DSC-Cyber-shot P200 highly energy efficient, as well as speeding the camera
operation- you’re sure never to miss a shot due to shutter lag! Images are further enhanced with the 14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion for the extended contrast range and Multi-Pattern Measuring for optimum exposure.

Sony Cybershot P-200 Performance

I tend to find that the majority of Sony digital cameras are easy to use and the DSC P200 is no exception. If all you want to do is turn the camera on and start taking pictures then you can. If you would like to be a little more adventurous
and try using the scene modes and other features then they are relatively easy to get to grips with. Shooting movies, reviewing images you have already taken, setting the flash etc. are all easy to do. The menu system is also straightforward and you should soon start to find your way around without too much trouble.

What’s included in the package

Supplied digital camera accessories: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, Wrist strap, 32MB Memory Stick, Software CD-ROM, Instruction manual.


The features available on the DSC P200 are a clear step up from a basic point and shoot model. Although this is not an ultra slim digital camera it still has a relatively compact design and you should have no problem carrying it around
with you. This camera is likely to suit someone who is looking for a camera that is easy to use, can cater for all the usual social photo opportunities, but has an extra touch of class and quality.

One Response to “Sony Cybershot P200”

  1. SteveR Says:

    Cannot copy my Sony P200 MPG File video clips to DVD. Help!