Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A200H Reviews
Product Type: Sony digital cameras
Description:Model ID DSLRA200H.CEE5 / Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A200H - Digital camera - SLR - 10.2 Mpix - Sony DT 18-200mm - optical zoom: 11 x - supported memory: CF, Microdrive / Set your creativity free. The Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A200 camera is poised to welcome you into the exciting world of DSLR ... more
Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A200H ... performance. A DT 18-70mm and a 75-300mm lenses are included here, as well as superb 10.2-megapixel imaging, high-sensitivity shooting, and Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization that reduces blur with a brilliant array of Sony, Carl Zeiss and Minolta a-mount lenses. It's also fast, lightweight and incredibly easy to operate, with a large 2.7" LCD screen, simple Function Guide menu display and Creative Style settings to fine-tune camera performance. The powerful Bionz processing engine is also included to increase response time.
Superb image quality gives you great DSLR shots right from the start, with a large APS-size CCD imager developed by Sony to expand dynamic range, minimize noise more effectively and provide greater detail for making big prints or cropping in tight on your subject.
Broad sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 enables the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 to capture beautiful color images even in very dim light - with High ISO Noise Reduction technology that reduces picture noise artifacts at high-sensitivity ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 settings by eliminating noise from RAW data after analog-to-digital conversion.
A high-performance sensor detects vibrations and the image stabilization system automatically compensates. Because image stabilization is built into the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200, every lens benefits - and with an advantage of from 2.5 to 3.5 stops, you can shoot effectively at higher shutter speeds even in very low light with minimum blur from shaky hands or fast-moving subjects.
The "brain" of the ± (Alpha) DSLR-A200 is the advanced Sony Bionz Image Processor, using hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry to enhance images with rich tonal reproduction, improved white balance and exposure control, and expanded D-Range Optimizer capabilities. With 2-channel data transfer from CCD to processor, your camera can also respond faster.
To improve results with backlit subjects and recover details hidden in shadows or lost in glare, the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 provides Dynamic Range Optimizer at two levels: Normal DRO, to improve 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.
Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow dust to enter the camera - so to keep the CCD imager cleaner for better pictures, the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 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.
In Auto or some scene selection modes, the camera flash automatically pops up and fires when needed to help you shoot more effectively. Flash is cancelled in Landscape, Sport or Sunset modes and in "Flash Off" position on the Exposure Mode dial.
Eye-Start Autofocus System begins precision autofocus adjustments the moment you raise the camera to your eye - so unlike some DSLR cameras that don't start focusing until the shutter button is half-pressed, the Sony ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 never slows down your ability to catch fast action.
A fast focus motor and improved focus control help bring images into sharp definition more quickly, with predictive focus control that automatically calculates the position of a fast-moving subject.
A 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy - and you can also select center-weighted or spot metering modes. You'll also have 6 preset White Balance control settings and RGB Histogram display to check color balance.
Along with auto exposure, the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 gives you scene selection modes to optimize camera performance for Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset and Night Portrait/Night View situations.
To express your creativity and personal taste, you can adjust contrast, saturation and sharpness settings for any of 8 finishing styles - including Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B & W and Adobe RGB modes.
A large built-in screen with anti-reflective coating makes it easy to read camera setup menus even in bright sunlight and improves image quality when you check your shots.
To quickly review your photos, the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 can display 4, 9 or 25-frame index views - or present automatic slide shows with fade-in/fade-out effect.
The ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 can also create high-resolution thumbnail images for viewing on a Sony BRAVIA HDTV in optimized PhotoTV HD mode, with image format adjustable for standard 3:2 or widescreen 16:9 display.
On-screen menus are intuitive and easy to use - and a simple Camera Function Display can be activated and operated with one hand using the Fn (Function) button and controller button to adjust Flash mode, Autofocus mode, White Balance, Metering mode, AF area and D-Range Optimizer.
To capture action more effectively, the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 offers continuous JPEG shooting 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.
You can take up to 750 shots on a fully charged NP-FM500H InfoLITHIUM battery - and you'll be able to see about how much power remains in percentage increments, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
For conveniently storing and sharing your images, the ± (alpha) DSLR-A200 accepts CompactFlash Type I/II media and Memory Stick PRO Duo media via an optional adaptor.
The Sony ± (alpha) system gives you everything you need to expand your creativity in DSLR photography: precision Sony DT zoom lenses and specialty lenses, Sony "G" Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, amazingly bright Carl Zeiss T coated lenses, professional-quality flash units, and over 16 million Minolta a-mount lenses sold worldwide.
Newest Review: ... As with most cameras like this you need a bag to carry it around and the Sony alpha bag is not up to the job, I tried one ... more
Customer Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A200H Reviews (8)
by - written on 12/06/09 (Very useful, 73 readings)
I wouldn't say I'm a pro photographer at all, so forgive me if in this review I do not discuss 'aperture' or the likes of, but look instead to the quality and user-friendliness of this starter DSLR. Until now, I've had crap cameras. Always wanted a good one but baulked at the thought of spending hundreds on one. Finally that time came last month. As we were sick of having no decent photographs of ourselves and our pets, me and the other half bit the bullet. We were worried. A good DSLR will set you back quite a few hundred. Then we found the Sony Alpha 200, at £259 from Argos (reduced from £299). When you are used to questionable quality ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/09/12 (Very useful, 14 readings)
Bought this camera as a deal with the 50mm and 75-300mm lenses and havent looked back since. Having prviously owned a 35mm film Canon AE1. I was unsure about SLR digital cameras however stuck with what I knew which is Sony. It came with very easy to use instructions and after charging I was able to run through all the menus on the large LCD screen on the rear of the camera. You look through the viewfinder on the top as with a SLR camera however the picture you get sits slightly outside of this area. This is OK as you never just miss anything and with the ability to crop pictures then there is no real issue with having too much. Like an ordinary SLR film ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/05/09 (Useful, 104 readings)
This is my first digital SLR and the first SLR I've picked up since my arty days at school 11 years ago... I ordered the camera from Amazon for £253, the price seemed to fluctuate throughout the week I was planning my purchase going up to £290 at one point. I used www.camerapricebuster.co.uk to check prices across various retailers, but this site doesn't always have the latest deals. In the box is...... 1 x Camera body + cover 1 x lens + covers 1 x usb cable 1 x video cable 1 x strap 1 x view finder cover 1x software cd 1 x manual 1 x battery 1 x battery charger Note no small ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/09/09 (Useful, 11 readings)
This is my first DSLR camera, i have had it for about a year now. the quality is really good and some of the photos i have taken are amazing, it is really easy to navigate around all the buttons and use its features. It isnt too heavy or too bulky and was rather cheap (i got it for £227), it came with one lense, a lense cap, charger and USB cable and a carry strap (which is good quality). It has been the perfect camera to start a hobby in photography. The down side to it is that i am bored with it and want a camera with better quality and takes photos to more of a proffesional standard, it also takes quite a long time to focus on objects especially in low lit areas, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/02/09 (Useful, 97 readings)
This camera is amazing and I love the results I see in my pictures. It has easy point and shoot available, plus more advanced settings for those who know what they are doing. A turn of the dial and I can switch from taking fun pictures with my friends to professional looking photos of scenery. The best part is being able to connect the camera to your computer to load your pictures for viewing and editing. The camera is compatible with Tamaron and Minolta lenses, which are just as great as Sony lenses, but not nearly as expensive. The digital screen is also a great plus for reviewing your pictures both during the photo shoot and for deciding which ones to keep and ... Read the complete review
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