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(based on 12 ratings)
Brand: Sony
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A200 Series Digital SLR Camera Features at a Glance

  • Minolta A-type bayonet mount (amount)
  • Super SteadyShot moving sensor Image Stabilization
  • 10.2MP APS-C size CCD, Anti-dust cleaning system
  • Eye-level penta-mirror OVF, 0.83x magnification
  • 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 (27-105mm eq)3.9X zoom lens
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (Std/Advanced Selectable)
  • Eye Start AF speeds shooting
  • 3.0 FPS burst, limited only by media capacity
  • 40 segment honeycomb photometry, 9point AF
  • 2.7-inch 230K pixel Clear Photo LCD Plus display
  • CF Type I/II Slot, Lithium Ion Battery, Stamina 750 shots
Sony is advancing the digital SLR category for mainstream photographers with today's introduction of the new a (alpha) DSLR-A200 camera.

The DSLR-A200 features upgrades influenced by the recently-introduced, enthusiast-class DSLR-A700 camera and replaces the former Sony DSLR-A100 model, which was Sony's first in the DSLR class.

The new DSLR-A200 is designed to be faster, lighter and easier to use. Upgraded features include a wider, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen for easy playback viewing; a more compact body and an easily-accessible mode dial; an easy-to-use function menu (camera function display); improved noise control for higher quality images; an auto focus speed 1.7x faster than the previous model; improved predictive control performance; quieter shutter sound; automatic pop-up flash; and a battery life indicator that displays the percentage of battery life remaining so you know exactly when to recharge.

As seen in all a (alpha) camera bodies, the DSLR-A200 camera incorporates Super SteadyShot image stabilization in the body to allow shooting at shutter speeds of 2.5 to 3.5 steps slower than otherwise possible - a benefit realized with every compatible lens attached to the camera. Compatible lenses encompass all Minolta Maxxum mount lenses, in addition to Sony a (alpha) lens lineup - including Carl Zeiss lenses.

High-Quality Images - With its 10.2-megapixel (effective) APS CCD image sensor, the DSLR-A200 camera continues to offer high-quality images by allowing more light to pass through to each pixel - increasing sensitivity, reducing noise, and providing greater detail. Clean, reduced-noise signals are sent from the image sensor to Sony's BIONZ processing engine, which processes data-rich picture information at high speeds and reduces picture noise in the RAW data stage before image JPEG conversion. The results are high-resolution, detailed images with rich tonal reproduction.

The DSLR-A200 model supports JPEG and RAW file format support. It has a slot for CompactFlash Type I/II media cards. An adaptor for Memory Stick Duo media cards is sold separately as an accessory.

Get The Photo Results You Want - In addition to Super SteadyShot image stabilization for virtually blur-free photos, the new model incorporates Sony's D-Range Optimizer (DRO). It helps you capture well-exposed images, especially when shooting high-contrast or backlit scenes that often lead to loss of highlight and shadow detail. Sony's DRO modifies the range from highlights to shadows, including gain and contrast, through its in-camera hardware processing to produce more natural, evenly exposed pictures. The camera's image analysis technology studies the captured image data and instantly determines the best exposure and color tonality for the image before JPEG compression.

The BIONZ image processing engine powers the camera up immediately and the eye-start autofocus starts the focusing system before you even press the shutter. The camera can shoot up to three continuous frames per second at 10.2-megapixels at the finest JPEG compression level.

As seen in previous a (alpha) models, the new model carries a static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter which is gently vibrated to dislodge any dust that might have collected each time the camera is powered off.

Additionally, the DSLR-A200 camera's supplied lithium ion battery offers up to 750 shots per full charge.

Bright and Easy Playback - The camera's smaller, more compact body along with its wider, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen and a new on-screen navigation interface make it easier to carry and to use. The vibrant, easy-to-view screen features 230K-pixel resolution, an anti-reflection coating and glare-reducing layer assures vivid, accurate colors with a wide viewing angle, even in daylight. The on-screen navigation display shows camera settings and key shooting information in large, easy-to-read text. The display's orientation automatically switches from landscape to portrait position when the camera is turned on its side.

Sony 75-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Telephoto Zoom Lens

Get extremely close to your subjects from a relaxing distance. The SAL-75-300 zoom lens lets you take incredible close-up portraits without making your subject nervous.

A compact zoom lens that brings you closer to action and portrait subjects. This compact, lightweight 4X zoom lens is a great value and an ideal choice for covering outdoor activities and sports action, even in large stadium locations. Its wide zoom range of 112.5mm to 450mm (35mm equivalent) handles both middle-ground subjects and portraits shot from a relaxing distance, so people won?t be nervous -- even captures intimate details and natural wonders close at hand.

Compact Lightweight Design - Gives you a super telephoto lens you can shoot with comfortably all day.

Long 4X Zoom Capability - One lens takes you from close-ups, to portraits, to super telephoto zooms -- covering a 35mm-equivalent range from 112.5mm to 450mm.

Close Shooting - You can capture wildlife, faces and architectural details about as close as five feet to the camera.

DSLR and 35mm Performance - Designed for superior performance with both DSLR APS-size CCD sensors and 35mm format cameras.

Circular Aperture - Gives light sources a pleasing circular defocused effect in backgrounds.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.9 stars
(based on 12 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Durable(6), Easy to use(8), Fast shutter speed(4), Good value(7), Great picture quality(5)
Best Uses:
Fun(3), Landscape/scenery(4), Sports(4), Travel(4)
Describe Yourself:
Casual photographer(3)
 
You can spend more, but why would you?
By InHisImageNCVerified Reviewer from Crouse, NC on 6/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

Some of the Nikonians and Canonites chuckle when I pull out my Sony Alpha 200, but they were quickly silenced when photo I took with it won our local competition, and was a finalist in an international competition. Easy to learn, controls are in convenient locations, and the image stabilization is built into the body, so you don't have to pay extra for lenses with it. Plus there's a mountain of great Minolta Maxxum glass on [...] that works beautifully with this body. Get one today, you'll be glad you did.

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Award winning output

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GREAT CAMERA CANT PUT IT DOWN
By BASSINCTVerified Purchaser from WINDSOR LOCKS,CT on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

LOVE THE CAMERA SO EASY TO USE GREAT PICTURES

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera
By DarrylVerified Purchaser from Houston on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

You do not need to be an expert to use this camera and if you do not like the picture you taken, all you need to do is to delete and start over. This picture was taken at night with only glancing at the instruction book to see which setting to use.

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Taken at night at a street with few lights on

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2 Lens Kit Is Great!
By TopherVerified Purchaser from Warwick, RI on 12/23/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Macro Photography, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

The 300mm lens is a great addition for the A200, it works really well for both macro and long distance shots while still maintaining a crisp image. The 18-70 isn't really a "kit lens" that you'd often get in a deal like this, it is actually a very well made lens and does a great job. I'm very happy with both of them and of course the camera body itself! What more could you ask for?

 
Great product
By CarlaVerified Purchaser from Kansas on 12/23/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality
Best Uses:
Fun, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

Love the camera, bought it for my daughter and she finds it easy to use and took some great photos.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Super deal[...]
By Buns from Texas on 12/14/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

Ritz camera is a great place to buy a great quality item such as this. [...] This camera is just what I had been looking for. I will be doing business with these people again.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera
By kaylahszooVerified Purchaser from Cave Creek, AZ on 12/9/2008
Pros:
Durable, Easy to use, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

This is a wonderful camera. I didn't open the box for a bit because I thought it would be so hard to use. Wrong. Very easy & takes wonderful pictures. Wish I'd invested in this camera long ago. Takes much nicer shots than my little digitial.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By I TRI TOO from Mesa, AZ on 12/6/2008
Pros:
Durable, Easy to use, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

I decided to upgraded from a point and shoot to a DSLR after losing shot after shot of the kids. I was tired of the delay and wanted to take better pictures of my kids. I was trying to decide between the Nikon D60 and the Sony A200k.
What a great choice! I haven't even begun to figure the entire camera out and already I have very impressive pictures of the kids!!
I am very pleased with my purchase.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
a great camera for a great price
By jason the pic takerVerified Purchaser from south texas on 10/29/2008
Pros:
Durable, Easy to use, Good Value, High Quality, Takes great pics
Cons:
Nothing love it
Best Uses:
Family, Nature pics, Sports
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

the setting are easy to change and use the auto mode is great very sharp pics the 75 - 300 lens is great for my wildlife pics

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic SLR package!
By "mission"Verified Purchaser from Western Kentucky on 10/13/2008
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Wildlifelandcapesmacros
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

I shoot alot of wildlife! It's fast,it's vivid,it's accurate!Fast focus is awesome! Action shots are a breeze!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect Camera
By CricketsMomVerified Purchaser from Illinois on 10/7/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

We use the camera to take everyday photos... We also use it at our daughters sporting events. We love how easy it is to use, the pictures are amazing and you can't beat the price. Completely satisfied!!!

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Tags: Made with Product

[13 of 13 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for all levels of user
By codegenVerified Reviewer from Oneida,NY on 9/20/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A200K DSLR Camera 2-Lens Outfit (18-70mm & 75-300mm):

I bought this for my daughter after considering comparable models by Nikon and Canon. I spent days reading specs and reviews. This Sony was as good as them, but what put it over the top was the value. It was around [$] cheaper and because the stabilization is in the camera any lens will be a fraction of what the other makes cost. My daughter uses this Sony on her job as a sports reporter. Her action shots are often used with her text in the paper (her boss appreciates this so the paper's photographer is free for other assignments). Great controls that allow point+shoot for the novice and any manual settings a pro could ask for. Note that there is no "live view" (which is found on higher models), but it's a SLR and you are usually looking thru the lens. Now I want one for myself!

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