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First Look: Sony's powerful, but expensive point-and-shoot

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First Look: Sony's powerful, but expensive point-and-shoot

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If you're looking for the ultimate ultracompact point-and-shoot, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V is probably it. Too bad its price tag is ridiculously high.

Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman, Senior editor with CNET and this is a look at the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V. Now, barely more than half an inch thick, the TX-200V features an 18-megapixel Exmore R backside-illuminated sensor, an internal 5X zoom lens and a 3.3-inch ultra high-resolution OLED touchscreen. It's also waterproof to 16 feet as well as dustproof and freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has built-in GPS and a lot of snapshot shooting options and it can capture 1080 60P HD movies. All in all, a very well appointed ultra compact. However, and this is a pretty big however, while it's photos are good, it's movies are good and it's generally a pretty quick camera, there is just one thing I can't get past. It's price tag which is $500. For that much money, it really seems like it should something more. I don't know, maybe like dispense bacon. I don't know. Not that you'd wanna use bacon around this anyway because it picks up fingerprints like crazy and there's also this door on the bottom, battery compartment just seems a little insubstantial for keeping water out. So yeah, this is probably one of the most powerful point-and-shoots for it's size you're going to find but Sony is really making you pay for it. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Sony Cyber-shot TX200V.

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