Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Announced May 18, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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My wife has had this camera for about two years now. It's a great entry into the DSLR world and has served us well. It does great outdoors, indoors in high light conditions, and in less light (not low light) conditions with excellent color rendition. That being said, it's not without faults, though they are minor. The autofocus can be somewhat irritatingly slow or nonexistent in medium light situations. I also am not a fan of the shutter button's "travel," for lack of a better word. Seems to ...

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Kam823
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This is my first DSLR and I honestly got it b/c of the price point (Walmart had it for around $350 including 2 4G memory cards). I didn't know a whole lot about cameras or photography when I bought it but I have had it for maybe 6 or 8 months now and I am very pleased. I have taken shots of everything from brightly colored landscape scenes, waves crashing, birds flying, deer walking around, self-portraits when I was pregnant, TONS of shots of my baby girl, high contrast urban scenes, etc. ...

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ak1981
 
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Sony Alpha 230 is my first DSLR camera. Its been just 1 year old but from this 1 year experiences with it, i must say its a best camera anyone can buy. It have all those quality which any upper range DSLR have. The DP range, focus and sharpness is very good. My other friends have Nikon DSLR around the same range or so but even they believe that this Sony 230 is just amazing. The best camera for you if you just entering into photography. Problems: Not compatible as Canon or Nikon..so little ...

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I believe in elaborating on very high and very low ratings. This camera is an excellent introduction to DSLRs and is easy to learn. The Fn button for common options and the selection wheel for changing shutter speed or aperture is an outstanding feature. Not pro-quality construction but this will hold up under most amateur activity. Problems: I do which the camera had an EVF capability with an articulated screen, but that's available on the camera's bigger brothers (sisters?).

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I am an amateur landscape photographer and after using last month the Sony A230 i am very pleased for the features,easy of use and very good image quality. You can check my photo album with photos from greek islands at : community.webshots.com/user/btbill last photos in Sifnos. Problems: No problems so far

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rick
 
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I was not expecting much considering I got this at closeout and having an a200 and a w230 to compare to and I liked both of those . I also had an a100 that was a tad slow indoors But the a230 was the first Sony that broke the a100 a200 mold of just ok shots. its better then the first two but thats it Problems: I never liked sony support but loved their cameras. I had a samsung tv and they treated me so royally after tv needed a fix. I never felt that way with sony and this has nothing to do ...

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PTNSony
 
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this is just about the perfect entry-level DSLR. It has everything that you need to get great shots out of it, without the high price tag or a bloated feature set. I'd definitely recommend it. It's not the best, technically, but it's a great learning tool, performs well under stress, and an expert can get great shots out of it across the ISO range and in all lighting conditions. I would say that this will become legendary for its value as a DSLR. It's the closest thing to a "throw it up and ...

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meechan
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My first DSLR, after comparing with the other candidates (D3000 and 1000D). This camera has features that I really like and need : d-range optimizer, spot metering and bracketing. I can't have all those three all together in one camera with the other two. Since this camera is in the first line of Sony's DSLR for beginners, I'm not expecting much for more advance features. Problems: Like the others have said, the view finder is too small, the position of the power switch and the control dial ...

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stopint
 
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solid...would be a nice entry level for a good price...

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