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Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V
alaScore 82

86 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR200V 120GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/15x Optical ZoomSony HDR-XR200V 120GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/15x Optical Zoom

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Derek Fung (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


It's the active image stabilisation system that finally makes shooting lengthy handheld movies or on-the-go videos a viable option, which elevates this camera from average to good.

Active image stabilisation removes all shake, bar earthquakes ; Good, if not great, image quality ; GPS geotagging ; Did we already mention the image stabilisation

How about 24Mbps recording Sony ; 4-megapixel claim is a lie

It's the active image stabilisation system that finally makes shooting lengthy handheld movies or on-the-go videos a viable option, which elevates this camera from average to good. If you intend to attach your video camera to a tripod for a majority of...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: palliz (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


Have owned this HD camcorder for about 1 year. My wife & I love to travel & this little baby does everything we want. OK I agree low light totally sux We understand this is not a strong point but WOW in good light it is AWESOME! The Face recognition...

HD Excellent.Colors awesome.Ease of use great

Low light & Still pics

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: filcon (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


My wife and I have just purchased this little pack of works, and have found it to be quite a good performer. It is only a little over 1 week old, so there are may of the features we are still learning. By the way, we didn't pay anything like $2000!!...

Good light shooting - excellent results

Hand hold position ergonomics

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: don1 (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


I found the user interface and the menu system easy to navigate. Low light performance is actually quite good compared to that of other camcorders the same price. Tested the canon and the panasonic equivalant and they were both much more noisy and...

goog all round performance


Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Morgan (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


I disagree with Don1. I have a JVC X900 and it leaves the XR200 for dead. The colours are realistic, the camcorder is more compact, it takes real 9MP stills,it has slow motion record and outdoors it leaves the rest for dead. The XR200 just looked too...

Reasonable OIS and 120GB capacity

Grainy and pale on the colours

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:InfoLithium


Minimum illumination:5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1 / 4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:180
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 600 / 41 - 6000
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 46.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:15

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.6
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Black & White
Focus:Full range
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power requirements:7.2V, 8.4V AC
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/800 / 1/30 - 1/250

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo
Internal storage capacity:120
Maximum memory card size:16


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 13.3
Height :6.8
Weight:390 / 470

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes