A review of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
Here are some of the pro, cons, and comments from reviews of the Sony DSLR-A300 camera from across the internet.
Pros: Superior overall image quality. Live View mode better than competitors, maybe the best on the market. Very responsive and fast. Sturdy build, yet it is a lighter and slimmer model. Live View LCD works in real time. The tilting LCD screen on the Sony A300 allows users to take pictures at unusual angles.
Cons: Live View screen only extends vertically. High levels of noise will occur in shots if you do not employ noise reduction.
Comments : The Sony DSLR-A300 digital SLR camera is intuitive to use. Advanced features in a fun-to-use, uncomplicated form. The Sony A300 is essentially a A200 model, but with a Live View mode and an articulating screen. It comes with image-enhancement features like night time, saturation, and also black-and-white settings that are easily accessible within the menu. It shows 3 frames per second.
Additional Sony DSLR-A300 review comments :
-The Sony DSLR-A300 hits a home run for its intended audience of first-time DSLR buyers. Our reviews show that it is more of a camera for the price than its closest competing cameras from Nikon or Canon. It is a pleasure to use and hold, the pictures generally come out superb; and the tilting screen and Live View feature help you take great shots. A negative is that there is no top-mounted status screen. Regarding the tilting screen, it would be nice if the screen rotated or swung out and not just up and down. And if you may be used to handling the Sony A300’s rivals, the viewfinder on this Sony feels a bit claustrophobic.
-The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300’s is worth considering for anyone graduating from a compact, digital point-and-shoot camera. It has smooth Live View handling. This model also offers advanced features, and it is fun-to-use to make picture taking a joy.
Compare to the Olympus Evolt E-510. The Olympus E-510 and the Olympus E-520 are the primary Olympus rivals to the Sony.
Compare to the Olympus Evolt E-520. The Olympus 520 is a key rival.
Compare to the Pentax K200D DSLR Camera. The Pentax K200D is the main competitor from the Pentax line.
Compare to the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350. Reviews show that the Sony A350 is the closest overall model to the Sony DSLR-A300.
For first-time DSLR users, Sony combines superb 10.2 MP quality, a high quality DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens, and Live Preview in a large tilting 2.7" LCD monitor for point-and-shoot simplicity. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A300's streamlined Live View handling alone makes this model worth considering for anyone stepping up from a point-and-shoot digital camera.
You will have super-quick Auto Focus response, 3 fps continuous shooting while you see your subject in the viewfinder, and high sensitivity (ISO 3200) for great low-light shots. There are simple controls, Creative Style settings and in-camera Super SteadyShot image stabilization that work with every Sony, Carl Zeiss and legacy Minolta a-mount lens.
It also comes with Stamina power battery that DSLR camera reviews show will provide up to 730 shots, Auto Pop-up Flash and many more features that make this DSLR model an excellent choice for your next model.
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