Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Announced Jun 5, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
Omnis
 
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I bough it for around 2 months, definitely it is a secondhand item. I wanted to experienced DSLR a moment before spend huge money for a new DSLR (Before I' never used any DSLR before, just compact, from Canon A610, Sony Cybershot Digital Len and nearest is Canon SX30IS). I made research much about A100 and as wiki rated it as Mid-Range class, I have no reason to decide to buy it. The first DSLR of my life does not disappointed me. The IQ of A100 is very good outdoor, as I read many article ...

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I've had this camera over 4 years now, and used it in a variety of situations. As a camera, it was a step down from my Dynax 7 - I gave up dual control wheels, sumptuous grip and that lovely big viewfinder. The advantages of digital more than made up for it, though. Sharp IQ is easily achievable, as long as ISO is kept low and exposure is correct (the reviewer that shot this camera at ISO 400 all the time was doing it a terrible disservice). RAW is much better than JPEG - later Sonys appear ...

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neww2dig
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Bought this camera back in Oct of '06. Great camera for landscape, portraits and slow moving objects. Focus is a bit on the slow side for action or kids. However the colors are excellent, IQ is excellent thought not with the 18-70 kit lens, do upgrade should you want to pick up a 2nd hand camera. Features are nice the VF is above average and the the LCD though only 2.5 is very good. Feature are full and menu is simple not to many burried features. ISO good up to 400 usable at 800. I ...

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Purchased November 2006, a fully featured entry level DSLR at a good price at that time. Expect some great colours straight out of this cam. My main reason for choosing Sony was the Konica Minolta legacy of economical A-mount lenses. I still have the a100 3 years later and must say that I am still generally very pleased with the IQ it produces. Mainly used as a back-up or occasionally to carry a ready-to-shoot 3rd lens for my Sony DSLR system. The a700 with V4 firmware kept me with the Sony ...

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Have had this camera a little over a year. Bought the A100 just as the A200 was announced, as a backup for the A700, so got a good price. Controls not as simple as the Minolta 5D, A700 or A200, but it does retain the DoF preview and MLU over the A200. Image quality is surprisingly good, but avoid shooting above ISO800. Not the best dynamic range compared to more modern DSLR, but exposed correctly has fantastic fine detail. Build is very good for an entry level camera, very sturdy. Actually ...

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As a former Minolta manual and AF film camera user this camera is a homecoming. Easy and familiar. I shoot RAW so I was pleased with the large files. No problems with the Minolta AF lenses as well as Sigma that I own. Highly recommend! Problems: Slow focus in low light.

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overall it is a great camera, I like the big body and the pictures are really nice. typical sony colors but this can be modified with the wheel selector very easelly. zoom lenses kit 18-70 quite good. it is not so smooth as the 400D and the CCD produce more grain- noise specially above iso 400 it can be seen clearly at the dark areas.However I rated the image quality very high beasuse the general performances of this camera are excellet and in a similar level of the copetition and I thing it ...

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Polona
 
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This is my first DSLR camera. I switched from a compact Canon A80 which was also a great camera and I was making nice photos with it, but I wanted some more space to play around with settings, so I choose this one. Other cameras I was looking at were Canon 400D (bit plastic) and Nikon D80 (no sensor cleaning system). After the whole research I realized that Sony is the best among these three, for it's price and class. I bought the kit version with the 18-70mm lens to start with, but I am ...

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Mariussw
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I own a Minolta Dynax 300Si SLR and have only had exellent results with this camera. I decided to go digital and started looking for a decent DSLR. I saw an ad in the local press advertising the Alpha 100 with the 18 - 70 kit lense as well as a 75 - 300 lense, 2Gb Pro Duo mem card and Sony HVL - F36AM Flash for only ZAR 9999.00. When comparing this to Nikon & Canon I would only be able to purchase the body with kit lense. (ZAR 8000.00). A friend recomended this site to me. I spent a whole ...

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akruger
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I have been a keen photographer for the past 50 years. I love the SONY Alpha and have taken over 12,000 photos in the past year with it. The image quality, ease of use and features are phenominal. The SSS realy works. I use the SIGMA APO DG 70-300 Macro lens for long and close up shots. What I realy like is that with the use of the Function dial, you even have control over all the functions in Auto mode. Problems: No real problems with the camera. The problems I had was finger problems on my ...

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