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The best Sony digital cameras under $200 are very compact and easy to use. Because of their user-friendliness, these cameras can be used while you are on vacation and they also support considerably good optical zoom.

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Sony DSC-WX80

Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera


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Sony DSC-WX80
Sony CyberShot DSC-H90
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610
Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
Sony CyberShot DSC-H90 Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Light Field Camera
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Camera Type
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Light Field Camera, Ultra-Compact
Light Field Camera,Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Optical Zoom
8.0 x
16.0 x
4.0 x
10.0 x
4.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
14.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi.


  • The Sony WX80 is very small, which means that its control buttons and LCD screen are also very small. This will represent a significant drawback with this camera, as anyone with large fingers will struggle to use this camera comfortably. Still, if you don't mind the small size of this model, it's a good option versus others in its sub-$200 price point.


  • Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the prospect of having 1080p HD video, an 8x optical zoom, and WiFi connectivity in your pocket for under $200 seems enticing, the reality isn't quite that appealing.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use.


  • Buying the Sony Cybershot DSC H90 can save you a few pounds compared to other cameras with a 16x zoom lens. This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies.

    The main reason why the Cybershot DSC H90 is a little cheaper than some similar cameras is that it does not have some of the features those cameras have. For example it does not have GPS tracking and its movie resolution is lower, although it can still produce HD quality.


  • The rugged camera that doesn't look rugged, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a nice option for people wanting an ultracompact for days by the pool and nights on the town.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is gorgeous on the outside thanks to a slick and slim design and a sharp rear touch-screen LCD. This rugged pocket camera is waterproof to 16 feet, but its image quality is very disappointing.


  • We can't call the Sony TX20 a plainly bad camera. We scored some fairly attractive shots, particularly when taking advantage of the fast burst mode. Plus, the idea of a moderately rugged camera inside a chic body is a lead that other manufacturers should follow. Yet, what else can we really say about a camera that makes no improvement on its predecessor? The only reason to buy a TX20 is because the TX10 is no longer widely available. It's insulting to the consumer base (bigger numbers are better, right?)


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 is a decent little 10x zoom camera, but similar models from Nikon, Panasonic, and even Sony itself offer more for your money.


  • The Sony W690 certainly isn't going to set the world alight, but it's a smart choice for those after an inexpensive compact camera.


  • The W690 packs a good amount of optical zoom into its compact body and is easily small enough to carry around in your pocket. Image quality is also good with good colour reproduction. It's not the quickest camera around, we found it a little slow when it came to switching on, shot-to-shot and when using continuous shooting. If these aren't so important to you, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 is a decent compact digital camera.

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    With the Cyber-shot DSC-W610 everything comes down to price. The camera costs just over $100, which makes it the most affordable cameras on the market, and definitely the cheapest new model Sony announced at CES. Sony kept the price down by making the W610 a simple camera. It doesnâ?? t have the flashy features and controls that you get on higher-end cameras, but itâ?? s got everything you need if all you want to do is point and shoot. The big question about the DSC-W610 will be image quality.


  • The Sony Cybershot DSC W610 is a cheap and cheerful digital camera. The main attractions are its price tag and ease of use. To be honest even taking its price tag into account picture quality is a bit disappointing.


Top 5 sony digital camera under $200:

  1. Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
  2. Sony CyberShot DSC-H90 Light Field Camera
  3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Light Field Camera
  4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Light Field Camera
  5. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 Light Field Camera