View, Edit, And Print Images
3" LCD Screen: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 digital
camera has a 3.0" Clear Photo LCD display with 460,000 dots. The LCD screen allows you to
compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight. There is no
separate viewfinder on this camera.
Recording Media: This camera has a slot for the following recording media: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO
Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, SD and SDHC memory cards. In addition, the camera
has a 55MB internal memory, which can store approximately five 20M images, 350
VGA images, or 2 minutes of VGA video.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in
JPEG format. Moving images with audio (mono) are recorded in
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera
uses a back-illuminated, 7.76mm (1/2.3") color Super HAD CCD imaging sensor with approximately
and 20.1-million effective pixels.
DSC-H200 features a Sony lens with an equivalent focal length of 22.3-580mm for
4:3 still images and movies, 24-633mm for 16:9 stills, and 28-748mm for 16:9
lens has a 26x optical zoom and an aperture range of F3.1 (W) to F5.9 (T). With
the 2x Digital Zoom, the total zoom capability is 52x.
Optical SteadyShot: With Optical SteadyShot image
stabilization, the DSC-H200 allows you to shoot movies, even while walking or
running. The 2-way Active Mode corrects for both vertical and horizontal motion.
Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still
images, the DSC-H200 allows you to choose from six image sizes: 20M:
5184 x 3888 (4:3), 15M: 5184 x 2920 (16:9), 10M: 3648 x 2736 (4:3), 5M: 2592 x
1944 (4:3), 2M: 1920 x 1080 (16:9), and VGA: 640 x 480 (4:3).
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, you can
also record moving images in HD with sound. There are three Video Modes: 1280 x
720 Fine, 1280 x 720 Standard, and VGA 640 x 480. Movies are recorded at 30
frames per second.
Burst Mode: The burst mode lets you shoot multiple images when you press and
hold down the shutter release. Up to 100 full resolution (20.1M) images can
be recorded at a frame rate of 0.8 fps.
Sweep Panorama: The DSC-H200 can record a panoramic image by
simply pressing the shutter button and sweeping the camera up to 360° full
circle. The Sweep Panorama function records multiple images while panning and
seamlessly stitches them together to create a stunning panoramic image. You can
choose from the following Sweep Panorama modes: 360 (11520 x 1080), Wide (7152 x
1080 or 4912 x 1920), and Standard (4912 x 1080 or 3424 x 1920).
Self-Timer: You can set the
Self-Timer mode to a 10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the
picture. You can also select two Self-Portrait Timer modes which will
capture the image 2 seconds after the face of one person or two people are
Focus Modes: You can select from five auto focusing
methods: Multi-point AF, Center-weighted AF, Spot AF, Tracking Focus, and Face
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto
focus) Illuminator briefly provides fill light to focus more easily on a subject
in dark surroundings. You can set the AF Illuminator to Auto or Off.
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to
eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to
deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give
priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's
face to be given priority.
Anti-Blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help
counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Skin or Soft Snap, the
Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less
squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be
displayed after you take the shot so you can determine whether or not you need
to take another shot.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology
automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing
the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it
happens. You can select the degree of Smile Detection
Sensitivity to Slight Smile, Normal Smile or Big Smile.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can
select from the following shooting modes:
- Scene Selection Modes: You can choose from the following Scene Selection modes:
High Sensitivity, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night
Scene, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, and Pet Mode.
- Intelligent Auto Mode (iAuto): Allows you to shoot
still images with the settings
- adjusted automatically.
- Program Auto: Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted
automatically (both the shutter speed and aperture value). You can also
select various settings using the menu.
- Manual: You can set the exposure manually. The shutter speed can
be set between 1/1500 and 30 seconds. The aperture (F value) can be set
between F3.1 and F9.7 (Wide Angle) or between F5.9 and F18.5 (Telephoto).
- Sweep Panorama Mode: Create a panoramic image by
holding down the shutter release button and sweeping the camera from
side-to-side or up-and-down.
- Movie Mode: Allows you to record MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 movies with
Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +2.0EV to
-2.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash
features a range of 12-1/3"
to 22' 3-3/4" with the zoom set
to wide and 5' to 11' 9-3/4" with the zoom set to telephoto. The flash
settings include: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, and Advanced Flash.
Red-eye Reduction: The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon. You can set to Auto (when Face Detection is
activated), On, or Off.
Metering Modes: You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting
conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can
select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to
Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (white fluorescent), Fluorescent 2 (natural white
fluorescent), Fluorescent 3 (day white fluorescent), Daylight, Cloudy, One Push
(adjust white balance depending on the light source) or One Push Set (memorizes
the basic white color which will be used).
In-camera Function Guide: An
on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera
functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The
function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
Date and Time:
Each time you take a picture, the camera records the date and time. The date and
time are not superimposed on the picture, instead saved in a data file along
with the image. Using the included PMB software, you can print or save images
with the date.
View, Edit, And Print Images
View Modes: The Sony DCR-H200's View Mode allows you to
select your recorded images and movies by date, folder (stills), or folder (movies).
Auto Orientation: When the camera is rotate to shoot a portrait
(vertical) image, the camera records it position change and displays the image
in the portrait position.
Index View: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in full
screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index view mode. The index
feature lets you to display a total of 16 (4 x 4) or 25 (5 x 5) images.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects
(Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, or Active). Each effect has a preset music soundtrack, or you can choose
from the 4 selections. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted,
allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds. You can select All play
(all images on the memory card), or This Date (all images from selected date). When repeat
is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to
8x the size of the original image. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left
to right and up or down through the image.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in
90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Retouching Still Images: You can add effects or make corrections to a
recorded images and then record it as a new file while the original image is
retained. You can use the following features to edit your recorded images:
- Beauty Effects: enhance skin tone, remove shine and
blemishes, whiten teeth, and more
- Trimming: playback zoom is performed on the image and
part of the image is cropped
- Red Eye Correction: corrects the red-eye phenomenon
caused by flash
- Unsharp Masking: sharpens the image within a chosen
Images: You can delete a selected
image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid
accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-H200 is powered by 4 "AA"
batteries (alkaline batteries supplied). You can also use "AA"-sized
Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. Lithium, Manganese, and Ni-Cd
batteries are not supported. Under normal operating conditions, the
battery has the following capacity:
| Function ||Battery Life ||Number of Images |
|Recording Stills ||Approx. 175 min ||Approx. 350 images |
| Actual Recording (movies) ||Approx. 85 min ||--- |
| Continuous Shooting (movies) ||Approx. 150 min ||--- |
| Viewing Still Images ||Approx. 400 min ||Approx. 8000 images |
USB/AV Output: The camera features a single
proprietary jack on the side of the camera for connecting
the supplied USB
cable, or an optional A/V cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your
computer or printer via USB, or view your photos on a TV via composite video and
stereo audio RCA. The USB interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.
PlayMemories Home: The DSC-H200 can be used with the PlayMemories Home software that can be installed on your computer. With the PlayMemories
Home software you can:
- Import and display images recorded on the camera.
- View images in your computer by organizing them by shooting date on
- Correct still images (red-eye correction, etc.) print, send images
by email, and change shooting date/time.
- Save and print images with the shooting date inserted.
- Create a disc from AVCHD movies imported to a computer.
Note: The "PlayMemories
Home" software downloadable from the Sony Imaging website (The URL
is printed in the Instruction Manual). It is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7
(SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and Windows XP (SP3-except 64-bit versions) operating
systems only. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use
applications that are pre-installed on your Mac.