Editors Choice 2005: Digital Point and Shoot Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200
Sony launched the seven-megapixel point-and-shoot category by making the 7.2-megapixel CCD used in many such models. The company's own original seven-shooter, the P150, has now been updated. You have to turn the new P200 around to see the major difference: a bigger, two-inch LCD monitor for easier chimping.
The P200's metallic body, which comes in silver, black, and a new red, houses the usual Zeiss lens, a 3X zoom (38-114mm equivalent). Four-color image capture adds an "emerald"-sensing pixel into the RGB mix, for more accurate results.
You can shoot full-res VGA video at 30fps until you run out of card space, or up to five stills at full resolution, at about one per second.
Optional accessories include telephoto and wide-angle lens converters.
About $370.