My favorite Sony cyber-shot for the zoom is the Sony High Zoom H Series Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V. This camera is spectacular and even better than my Canon just because I don’t have a lens that zooms this far. The Sony High Zoom H Series Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V zooms up to 30x optical zoom, 60x virtual zoom via Clear Image Zoom” technology. You will not believe the quality until you try it. Check out this view from my room:
“Full-featured, ultra high zoom (30x)”
A little closer
A whole lot closer:
Here are more reasons to love the HIGH-ZOOM H SERIES CYBER-SHOT:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
· Photo Creativity interface and 9 “Picture Effect” options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video
Sad on my part, I didn’t know this camera had the picture effect features when it was my turn to use it. I should have explored the camera better while I was playing with it. I was so enamored with the zoom on this beauty that I never uncovered how much this camera could do. But with all the other cameras I used, I loved the photo creativity interface and this camera could have only been better than the others right?
· GPS geo-tagging functionality
I don’t always want people to know where we are, but when traveling this is data I love to have. Remember when looking at old photos, actual photos not digital, and you have to write the date and location on the photos, and the ones you didn’t write on you have no idea where they were taken. I look at old photos my parents have and have no clue where or when they were taken. Digital photos can store all kinds of information along with the photo, and this camera adds GPS tagging to your photos. So I’ll always remember these trees were in Sedona.
· 27mm equivalent Carl Zeiss™ Vaio Sonnar T lens with 30x optical zoom, 60x virtual zoom via “Clear Image Zoom” technology
As I mentioned above, AMAZING. I was so distracted by the zoom on this camera that I forgot about everything else the camera might be capable of doing.
· Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.1 second in daylight, 0.2 seconds in low-light
· Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920×1080/60p) and three-way Optical image stabilization with “Active Mode”
I took some video using the camera, I also took some 3D photos. I was sad to find out that I couldn’t view them unless I had a 3D TV.
Other Features you might find interesting
· 3.0-inch (8.3cm) Xtra Fine™ 921k dot LCD screen
· “Extra High Sensitivity” technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
· Captures 13.5 MP still images while shooting video via “Dual-Record”
· 18 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
· Manual Focus ring for adjusting focus accordingly
The Sony H Series Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is available in black for approximately $480
Sony paid for all travel expenses to Sedona.