Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Released July, 2009
The Pros:Easy enough to use for entry-level users. Good description on the screen of what each setting is for. Battery door, door for cards, and other moving parts are rigid and reliable.
The Cons:Comes with a mediocre lens that doesn't gather light for indoor shots very well. Battery drains very quickly, worth getting a backup.
The A230 is an entry-level DSLR camera from Sony, designed as an upgrade for users of prosumer compacts. It is smaller and lighter than the model it replaces, the A200, and is part of a new line of Sony DSLRs built without the help of Konica-Minolta.
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The 10.2-megapixel A230 lags behind some competitors with its 2.5fps frame rate, but is one of few options in its class with built-in image stabilization. The UI is designed to simplify many DSLR functions for first-time users, with graphical explanations of settings like shutter speed and aperture. Also to aid the transition from compact to DSLR, the camera features a dual SD/Memorystick slot.
- 10.2MP effective resolution
- Image stabilization
- Intuitive GUI
- Dual slot (SD/Memorystick)
- SAL1855 18-55mm standard zoom lens
- 2.7-inch TFT LCD
- 2.5 fps
- 23.6x15.8mm CCD sensor
- Shutter speed: 30 - 1/4000 s
- D-Range Optimizer
- Center-cross 9-point AF system
- Creative Style settings
- Eye-Start AF activation
- BRAVIA Sync
User Reviews (1)
easy enough to use for entry-level users
good description on the screen of what each setting is for
battery door, door for cards, and other moving parts are rigid and reliable
right-hand grip is comfortable, good thumb-rest to keep it secure
all controls are fairly intuitive, easy camera to learn to use
low light performance with the right lens is very good
comes with a mediocre lens that doesn't gather light for indoor shots very well
battery drains very quickly, worth getting a backup
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