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First Look: Sony's highest zoom compact camera

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First Look: Sony's highest zoom compact camera

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A lot of camera, both in lens and features, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that.

-- -- I'm Josh Goldman senior editor with CNET and this is a look at the Sony cyber shot DSC HX 200 V. -- Sony's highest zoom compact featuring -- thirty excellence. And actually much of the rest of the camera is the same as its predecessor Atrix 100 -- Now includes the three inch ultra high res LCD the barrel control of the Xoom -- focus. And to have plentiful shooting options from full -- wonderful auto. I you do get some feature improvements though like GPS logging some sliders for adjusting brightness -- and -- and auto modes. And a bunch of picture effects to experiment. Unlike competing models from Fuji film on Panasonic. You won't find more advanced options like raw capture or hot shoe for external flash. But you might not -- much of those with all that the camera can do. In fact the HX 200 can be a bit overwhelming at first so you're going to want to learn all that it can do to get the best results for your needs. That said photo and movie quality are excellent for this type of camera and its shooting performance is equally did with fast -- Focus and almost no shutter lag. Totally worth considering if you're after a long zoom lens and have -- body I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Sony -- --

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