Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

Sony DSCP200 Digital Camera

My sister bought a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 last month. At first, I thought what a waste of money. She is a point and shoot type of photographer. But I’m mistaken. Sony DSC-P200 takes pictures like a professional even for a point and shoot photographer.

The camera starts instantly when turned on. It’s fast, really fast. The 2″ LCD gives you a better idea how the picture will look like. It has the right weight and a soft touch shutter release button to give you stability when taking your shot.

The images are of very high quality. It owes that to its 7.2 megapixel effective CCD sensor. Zooming on a subject is a breeze with 3x optical and 2x digital zoom. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is responsible for the clear and true-to-life colors.

It comes with 32MB Memory Stick. It can use Memory Stick Pro. No internal memory available. And if you are taking too many pictures, prepare to shell out extra cash for additional Memory Sticks as DSC-P200 takes images at 7.2 megapixels by default. There are no options to shoot at a lower resolution. I managed to find a way to reduce the size of the images and free some storage by manually resizing images to 4 or 5 megapixels. I have yet to find an automatic way to do this. How many images can you squeeze on 32 MB Memory Stick at 7.2 megapixels? 10-15 images.

What I like best about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 is that it allows to be accessorized. Lenses and filters are available to give you more control on your shots. And photo-enthusiasts will love the manual white balance feature.

Overall Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 is an excellent camera if you are starting on photography and serious about the pictures you’re taking.


  • 7.2 Megapixel effective CCD
  • 3x optical, 2x digital zoom
  • Auto, force on, force off, slow synchro, red eye reduction on/off
  • 2″ LCD screen size
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar lens
  • Scene modes: 9
  • 10-second countdown self-timer
  • Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO memory
  • 32MB Memory Stick included
  • Direct to TV input/output
  • PictBridge-enabled
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • Dimension: 2 x 4 x 1 in
  • Weight: 0.3lbs
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  • 7MP I think is overkill for a point-and-shoot, but thats just me.

    The gravest mistake any Cybershot buyer to take really is not to take advantage of Sony’s Carl Zeiss lenses. The camera lens always, always matters.

  • I own a DSC-P150. I’m just annoyed with the manual settings. Too limited as compared to Canon. Maybe needs to be tamed. Haven’t thought of getting accessories though. The camera bag itself cost around Php 1k already.

  • nice review… I think 7MP is a little over the top… unless if you have an apple 30″ screen, then it should fit as a wallpaper no-prob… for point and shoot cameras, this DSC-P200 is awesome… it has pro features and it is very, very portable.

  • big megapixel count is handy… when you want to crop 🙂 so its not really a waste.

    i owned a dsc-p100 and im happy. that’s what i use to take photos that i post on my blogspot.

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