Sony Alpha a230 "older camera but new to me"

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james2k50
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Sony Alpha a230 "older camera but new to me"
Feb 9, 2012

This is my first DSLR and any gallery that you see is only composed of photos shot by a Fuji F300 EXR. That is also a great camera "to be fair" and I have used it extensively with great results. I have learned all of its features and then decided I should move on.

With that said I purchased the Sony Alpha a230 from Wal-Mart for $298 plus taxes which also came with the kit lens. The camera was a display model about two years ago and since it was never sold, was put away. Over time the price came down and hence the reason for the purchase.

When I got the camera home, I looked it over more closely and discovered unsightly fingerprints everywhere. They were even on the inside of the camera. I spoke to someone who is quite knowledgeable about cameras and they had the camera professionally cleaned.

Anyway to make a long story short I would like to know if anyone has used this camera and what are the right settings to achieve the best results. I am familiar with aperture, exposure compensation and shutter priority but would like to learn from those who have/are still using this camera. Also since it is an entry-level DSLR, how long will this camera last? Longevity?

Regards,
James

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