Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 DSLR cameras review
Here are some of the comments from reviews of the Sony DSLR-A200 camera from across the internet.
Pros: Very competitive price. Vibrant, easy to use camera. Strong color accuracy. Camera is very fast. The Sony DSLR-A200 is also in a lighter body and easier to use than competing models. Super Steady Shot image stabilization.
Cons: A noisy, loud camera. Auto focus is noisy. The LCD screen is very difficult to view in direct sunlight. No live view. Some of the manual controls on the Sony are difficult to access.
Comments : This is Sony’s second entry level DSLR camera. This model does not really stand out in a very competitive field. Overall, it has average design, modest performance, a basic feature set, and while color accuracy is strong, overall photo quality is OK, nothing to write home about. However, considering the low price of this digital SLR, this is a solid camera for the price point.
Additional Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 review comments :
-Color quality and image quality are good and there is also a plethora of inputs available to customize image parameters if the default settings and shots do not meet your needs. The shutter is quick. The auto focus performance is acceptable in dim light, and good in normal to marginal light. The Sony A200 DSLR camera did have a few annoying ergonomic quirks for those with medium-sized hands, but that being said, overall it is well designed and thought out from a handling standpoint.
-The Sony Alpha A200 is positioned to meet the needs of new DSLR camera owners by giving them excellent speed and image quality, while also being simple to use. Although the Sony Alpha A200 has limited customization options, it does have a good feature set, which includes dust-reduction, body-based image stabilization, and most of the other features one would expect from a modern DSLR.
Compare to the Canon EOS 1000D / XS. The Canon 1000D is the new entry level model from Canon that is the primary competitor to the Sony A200.
Compare to the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350. The Sony DSLR-A350 is a newer DSLR model from Sony, but it is based on the A200.
The Sony DSLR-A200 camera is perfectly positioned to carry a new generation of photographers into the creative world of DSLR performance. A DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens is included here, as well as superb 10.2 megapixel imaging, high-sensitivity shooting, and Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization that reduces blur with a brilliant array of Sony, Carl Zeiss and Minolta a-mount lenses. The Sony A200 is fast, lightweight and incredibly easy to use and operate, with a large 2.7" LCD screen, simple Function Guide menu display and Creative Style settings to fine-tune camera performance. The powerful Bionz processing engine is also included to increase DSLR response time.
It is a new, and entry-level digital SLR. It has a ten megapixel APS size CCD (note the switch back from CMOS), Super SteadyShot (sensor-shift image stabilization), three frames per second continuous shooting, Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) and a 2.7" 230,000 pixel LCD monitor.
The A200 has just shipped in February 2008. It was shipped with the 18-70 mm lens or $200 more for a dual-lens kit which adds the 75-300 mm. This model appears to be very similar to the A100 apart from higher sensitivity, faster AF, a slightly larger LCD, a new Fn button and other subtle control changes.
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