Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Announced Jan 7, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
rmbackus

Chose this A-200 because of its wide zoom range of kit lens 18-70 mm. Don't need live view: that's for compact camera's, want to look through the lens again, like in the old days. Very sharp and detailed pictures with great dynamic range comparable with the old 6x6 rollfilm pictures. Image stabilisation in the camera. Big view with less black surrounding in the viewfinder than other camera's (less 'tunnel-vision'). Problems: None. Only had to buy a rather expensive dedicated hot-shoe ...

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I have added this as an addition to my KM5d camera. Some observations. + Build is decent enough in this price range + Viewfinder larger than most rivals + Feels responsive and pretty fast, good shoot to shoot times + AF is improved in good light, tracking and speed very good. + It's very inexpensive for a DSLR + Metering mostly good, but some underexposure at times + Good flash exposures, both onboard and with external units + Supports wireless flash via onboard unit, many rivals do not + 9 ...

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Lconcept

I have been using few cameras include Nikon D40, Lumix L1, Leica Vlux1, Lumix FX01, Lumix LX2, Ricoh GRD... Now Sony A200. I know this is not serious camera like Nikon D300/D90 or above. But below that, I think A200 is the best. Problems: flash shadowing at wideangle

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Paul S M R

This is my first DSLR and I think I chose wisely. I chose it based on the built in image stabilizer and thinking 10mp image was high enough for my photo's and Live view wasn't seen as needed. Also the fast focus was another factor as i bought this camera to take pictures of fast moving bikes and cars. It's great camera to learn with, after 4 shots I turned it to manual another 5 shots I was using raw and now Im learning the value of taking good jpeg's (not that I'm an expert with any camera). ...

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bebop
 

excellent value for money. great dynamic range. tack sharp pictures. superb red-channel capture for monochrome. compatible with legacy minolta A lenses. undersold as an 'entry-level' model. Problems: kit lens chroma issues wider than 35mm for color. lacks intuitive menu/display interface.

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SgtUSMC

Great Camera Photos are Clear i got this Camera cause i had problems with Olympus i own SP550UZ and the SP570UZ xD Cards suck Slow Slow . i am real pleased with this Sony Problems: None

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I recently purchased this camera prior to going on vacation. So I wasn't going to have a lot of time to figure things out. It really is simple to use. I had beeen and still use my Sony R-1. I love it as well. (gotta love a camera you can make 2ft x 3ft photos and sell them). Anyway on to the A200. Ease of use is great. Minimal learning curve. But then I used manual alot on the R-1. So it was not too difficult to figure out. On full auto makes an excellent point and shoot with excellent ...

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lera ion

Sony camera is do not suit us for picture.

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Not a horrible camera. I also own a Nikon D40 and Canon EOS 350D. My comparisons and experience are primarily with those two cameras. The A200 was reasonably priced and there are a good number of features. Not a bad camera, but just hasn't stood out compared to my Nikon or Canon and actually performs a little worse. WHy have extra mp for cropping when you don't want to highlight the bland colors? Problems: In low light had trouble focusing. ISOs above 800 created VERY noisy pictures. ...

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burnabao

A great intro to the world of DSLR - all the features I want/need are there when I want to experiment, and I can flip it to AUTO anytime for instantly great results. All this for £300? You'd be mad not to.

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