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(based on 7 ratings)
Brand: Sony
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Enjoy the all-new Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera with an amazing zoom lens to get you started. Included in this kit is the versatile SAL-18200 18-200mm standard zoom lens. This easily handles the full range of shots you''ll take most often?but there?s nothing standard about its advanced optical design. With superior all-in-one lens performance for everyday shooting, its 35mm-equivalent range of 27mm wide-angle to 300mm telephoto excels at capturing faraway subjects, sports events, dramatic landscapes and intimate close-up views.

The Sony A100K digital camera is an instant classic: the top-quality 10 MP DSLR system camera that builds on a two-decade legacy of Minolta photographic leadership, accepts 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide - and introduces Sony imaging innovations like high-sensitivity shooting with Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, Dynamic Range Optimizer to automatically increase detail in bright and dark picture areas, new Anti-Dust technology to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, and Eye-Start Autofocus system for faster camera response.

The Rebirth of a Legend.
In the revolutionary new Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, Sony''s mastery of digital technology combines with Minolta''s legendary SLR technology -- including autofocus and anti-shake compatibility with over 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide.

Advanced Lenses and Accessories.
The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is your gateway to one of the world''s most sophisticated camera systems, including precision Sony standard and zoom lenses, Sony "G" Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, amazingly bright Carl Zeiss T* coated lenses, professional-quality flash units and more.

10.2 MP CCD.
A large, 23.6 x 15.8 mm APS-C-size CCD imager with Sony''s advanced design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise -- and providing greater detail when you make big prints or crop in close on your subject.

Super SteadyShot
When you shoot in low light, the shutter remains open longer -- so to compensate for shaky hands or fast-moving subjects, the Sony Super SteadyShot system automatically reduces image blur. And because it works in-camera, you''ll get the benefit of Super SteadyShot stabilization with every lens you use.

Sharp, Clear Photos The Preserve the Mood.
With high-sensitivity (ISO 1600) shooting, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera captures great photos without flash even in low light -- which makes it an ideal system camera for shooting without a tripod or in locations (like museums and churches) where flash is prohibited.

Anti-Dust Technology.
Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow dust to enter the camera -- so to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera utilizes both static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter and anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.

Dynamic Range Optimizer.
To recover details in dark or bright areas of the picture, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides two levels of Dynamic Range Optimization: Normal DRO, to improve shadow detail using standard gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot response time, or Advanced DRO, to adjust dynamic range area-by-area for the greatest precision.

Bionz Image Processor.
At the heart of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera is the advanced Bionz Image Processor, using hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry that responds ten times faster than software image processors -- improving camera response time, handling Dynamic Range Optimization processing and extending Stamina battery life.

Eye-Start Autofocus System.
Some DSLR systems don''t start focusing until the shutter button is half-pressed -- but that can slow down camera response. The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera begins its precision autofocus adjustments the moment you bring your eye to the viewfinder, to capture fast-action subjects other cameras might blur.

2.5" 1 Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen.
The Clear Photo LCD Plus design of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera''s built-in screen makes it easy to read camera setup menus even in bright sunlight -- and gives you a better picture when you use your screen to set up shots and check results.

Continuous Burst Mode at 3 Frames Per Second.
To catch fast action more effectively, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera offers continuous JPEG image capture up to the limit of your flash memory card -- plus RAW Burst Mode (up to 6 shots) with intelligent buffer management to allow more shots to be captured without waiting for the buffer to clear.

Super-Accurate Exposure Control.
A 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy.

Flexible Exposure Modes.
For greater creative freedom in a wide range of shooting conditions, the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera provides full manual exposure control as well as Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Exposure Compensation modes.

9-Point Auto Focus Selection.
The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera gives you all the focusing options you need for composing your shot with foreground, background or off-center subjects -- including manual focus point selection, Spot AF, Continuous AF and AF Lock.

Lithium Ion Battery with Stamina Power.
Based on CIPA standard, a supplied NP-FM55H Lithium Ion rechargeable battery lets you take up to 700 shots2on a full charge, recharges quickly with supplied battery charger.

Dual Media Options.
The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera accepts both CompactFlash Type I/II media and optional Memory Stick Duo media (with supplied adaptor).

Sony SAL-18200 18-200MM zoom lens

Get closer to your subject with the SAL-18-200mm zoom lens. Excellent for everyday shooting, this telephoto lens excels at capturing faraway subjects, sports events, dramatic landscapes and intimate close-up views

Specially designed for the APS-size CCD imager of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this is the standard zoom lens that brings you closer to your subject. With superior all-in-one lens performance for everyday shooting, its 35mm-equivalent range of 27mm wide-angle to 300mm telephoto excels at capturing faraway subjects, sports events, dramatic landscapes and intimate close-up views.

Internal Focusing System - Internal lens elements move, so the overall length does not change -- creating a lens that focuses more quickly and doesn?t change balance.

Aspherical Lens Elements - Three aspherical elements correct visual aberrations more effectively across the entire zoom range and help reduce weight.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass - Two ED Glass lenses minimize flare and greatly reduce chromatic aberration, giving you sharp, clear shots even at full telephoto extension.

Circular Aperture - Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.1 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(5)
Pros:
Large clear LCD(4), Simple controls(7), Strong construction(3)
Best Uses:
Art(3), Fun(4), Travel(4)
 
Sony Digital SLR
By BNSF the trainman from Saint Paul, MN on 3/3/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Fast shutter, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Sensor
Best Uses:
Fun
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

I use this product to take fast moving pictures of my hobby. I have found out that this camera is like having a film camera in your hand without the expense of having the film developed. The more I have used this camera the more features I find on this camera to help me take pictures. The only problem I encountered with fast moving objects like race cars was taht the pictures were blurry. I remembered to set the camera as I would a film camera and the problem was corrected. One nice feature is that my 35MM lens work for this camera along with the flash attachment. Would like the option of having extra batteries in a form of an extra battery pack under the camera like an extra motor drive attachment for long continues shooting.

 
Great camera
By Longshot from Bountiful, Utah on 2/15/2008
Pros:
Controls well laid out, Quiet
Cons:
Proprietary batterys
Best Uses:
Chasing kids
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

I owned a minolta 7xi 35mm,this is my first digital slr and it has many great features, picture quality is superb, controls are simple to use, software is mindless, battery life could be a little longer but hey that's what spares are for...only complaint is battery looks exactly like my handycam battery and cannot be used..oh well. overall great camera very happy.

 
Sony Dslr Alpha
By bosteveVerified Reviewer from Boston, MA on 2/3/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

My minolta lenses work on Alpha, saving thousands in lens glass. The camera is awesome.

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An example of the Alpha's clarity

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Fun and easy to use camera!
By Bear trackerVerified Reviewer from New Hampshire on 1/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Cons:
Loud
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

This camera provides its users with a lot of options from crisp close ups to wide landscapes that capture the essence so many photographers are looking for. The camera also takes great action shots! I take a lot of wildlife shots and although the camera can be loud, it captures the outdoors in one shot.

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Fun close up with intense color

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Excellent Camera
By Kayla from Ventura, CA on 1/27/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great color, Small Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

I am a student right now and I find this camera amazing. It's pretty user friendly for just normal pictures, but has a wide variety of options if you want something more advanced. The colors of all my pictures are very vivid and always clear. I cannot think of anything that I do not like with my A100 and if there is anything, it's probably just something small.

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Just an example of the artwork.

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A nice Camera, but Sony should have
By BuzzdebopVerified Reviewer from Warwick RI on 3/3/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls, Steady Shot, Takes Old Minolta lens
Cons:
Proprietary batterys
Best Uses:
Everyday, Low Lighting, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

I like the camera, it works great for me. But ia am a little disapointed that I am unable to use the cards and batteries from my Sony 717.

 
Simple to operate/Great Photos
By JimVerified Reviewer from Naples, FL on 2/18/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls
Best Uses:
Everyday, Low Lighting, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DSLR-A100 (alpha) Digital SLR Camera with 18-200 mm DT f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

Esay camera to operate and good in low lifhting due toi the image stabilization. Accurate color wirh great calarity. The 18/200mm is great for most shots.

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Sony Alpha at 100mm

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