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Please save yourself the anguish,
This review is from: Sony Cyber-shot HX200V Super Advanced High Zoom Camera (18.2MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)i just upgraded from the hx100v which was not too bad, i liked the zoom and the ease of use, i thought with the extra 2 million pixels and a backlit sensor it would actually give better results and do something to ease the terrible image noise, its on its way back as i type, the noise on this model is much worse than the 100v, sony have tried to fancy it up with a few colour filters, but sacrificed so much qiality in doing so, i have spent the last 2 days out walking and shooting in as many different scenarios as i could, but seriously the image noise brings tears to my eyes, im one simple word....
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Initial post: 14 May 2012 12:37:49 BDT
Edgar Avanesov says:
Can it be a defective unit? I seriously hope so because I've been using this range for years now and was planning to buy this model to replace my older HX camera. But with all the problems SONY is going through now, I don't know what to expect anymore.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2012 13:52:45 BDT
S Mitchell says:
I received this camera on Friday, tried it out in the Sony shop and thought it was really good. Been testing it over the weekend and have to say ive got some really good pictures from it, I spent ages research high zoom cameras and this one ticks all the boxes for me...
In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2012 02:21:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2012 02:34:12 BDT
David Glasgow says:
Yes it ticks all my boxes too, its possible the reviewer got a 'lemon', I would advise him to ask for a replacement 1st, then if that fails to meet his needs, only then return for a full refund, like this camera gets some credible reviews on the net.. I would try another 1st.. then if hes still not satisfied, it could well prove to be a difficult situation to be in, because this camera should not disappoint, the new sensor is a much needed improvement, however lets hope he finds the camera to make him satisfied with his purchase.
Olympus do some wonderful bridge cameras which are now heavily discounted here on Amazon. @ RRP £299 (DISCOUNT PRICE): £180.00 Olympus SP-810UZ x36 optical, 14mp CMOS Sensor 24mm wide angle, with image rock solid stabilization.
They get superb reviews only wish I had the capital to buy but the pot is dry for the time being.
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 08:23:48 BDT
James Watson says:
Found this camera to be excellent for outdoors , very sharp pictures with fabulous zoom , but indoors poor. In electric light pictures are predominately red and close ups impossible.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012 08:54:49 BDT
S Mitchell says:
Completely agree with your comments, I got some good shots outdoors, but indoors it was very poor and macro shots where also poor. Sent the camera back now.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 18:44:11 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 19:01:27 BDT
Dazz, do yourself a favour and seek out an old Canon Powershot S3. Keep it to lowest iso and say bye bye noise. One of the best at that time and still holding its own, why? It`s only 6mp, about the max these sensors should go to, unless you want stacks of noise. Cracking camera, but like mobile phones Sony etc have to keep you buying, so pushing vast quantities of pixels packed onto a small sensor is their selling line. Trouble is it ain`t right. Less, to a point is best. If the camera you have had 6mp, chances are pictures would be stunning, all else being equal.
I know one thing, I would never part with mine. No point when I get a very good end result, bearing in mind it isn`t a DSLR. Another cracker at that time was the Sony DSC-H1. 5.1mp and again not really any noise issue to get your nicks in a knot about.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 19:04:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jun 2012 19:04:22 BDT
Edgar Avanesov says:
Correct me if I'm wrong but Sony cameras allow you to manually lower the amount of pixels you are using? So you can actually have all the new features of this camera while maintaining lower pixel count if you feel like.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 18:24:49 BDT
L. Richardson says:
No it does not work that way. Its all about the size of the pixels. You can half the number but they are still tiny and jamed next to each other. A dSLR not better because it has more or less pixels but because the sensor is 4 times the size so the pixels can be bigger and have more room.
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