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The Sony H200 ooked the part and for ninety odd quid sounded a good deal. I've had the camera for a day ...
on 29 July 2014
I lost my canon powershot which I iked very much. I discovered that the camera I had paid fifty quid for just last year now cost a hundred pounds more. I wasn't prepared to pay the extra but wanted something to take decent shots. The Sony H200 ooked the part and for ninety odd quid sounded a good deal.
I've had the camera for a day and so my intial feeings may change over time, but here's my response so far. The camera fees very substantia - there's no doubt you've got a real camera here and not just a point and shoot. I've taked a few portrait shots of my famiy, a few of flowers etc and my impressions are very favourabe. The depth of image and coour is superb. The ability to enarge for close ups is astonishing - as odd as it sounds the photos this camera takes are more detaied than you wil ever see naturay witht he huiman eye. The tele-photo lens is quite astonishing. I took a picture of a flower and when I enarged it we coud see the polen on the peta and even the shadow cast by the tiny particles of pollen.
This isn't a camera you coud casually wear round your waist to the bar or beach, it is a itte too bulky for that, but the price you pay for size you get back in buckets in the quaity of photographs you can take.
The small users booklet that now comes with it is adequate for understanding the basic switches and settings and it's clear there's ots of exporing to be done with the shutter speeds etc if you want to move on from the automatiuc approach.
I'm very happy I bought this camera, it's a rwla step up from my previous equipment but stil fees very user friendy. I used to have an SR before digita came along and this reminds me very much of that camera.
The ony real gripe I have is the lens cap which doesn't feel very secure at all and is easiy knocked off. I'm goinf to ook into a repacement as soon as i can. Still giving it five stars though as it fees ike a great addition to my grown up toys!