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