LCD and Viewfinder
Sony TX200V has a Fixed Type 3.3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230k dots. The Sony TX200V's 3.3″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
TX200V doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Canon PowerShot G5 X (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Sony TX200V can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec . Unfortunately TX200V doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony TX200V features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony TX200V, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony TX200V will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.TX200V has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony TX200V doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony TX200V is powered by NP-BN battery which provides a shooting life of 220 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Sony TX200V is $499.99