Product summary

The good: Compact, attractive design; optical image-stabilizer; manual exposure mode.

The bad: Requires far more light for low ISO shots than most competitors; exceptionally long flash-recycle time and disappointing shot-to-shot performance; image-processing artifacts; LCD has poor off-angle viewing; proprietary USB cable.

The bottom line: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200's 12-megapixel sensor raises the price of an otherwise decent snapshot camera, with little benefit. The W90 and W80 are better deals.

Specifications: Resolution: 12.1 megapixels; Optical zoom: 3 x; Display type: 2.5 in LCD display;

Price range: $271.99