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Sony Alpha A200 digital camera
Alpha A200
at a glance
3872 x 2592
2.7" lcd viewer
NP-FH50 Lithium-ion
Sony Alpha A200 review summary
camera date Feb 08  
pixels / class 10.8M  SLR digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  11 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  (RAW)
ease of use very good usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features above average digital features rating  no live view
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography enthusiast
Sony Alpha A200 specifications
lens / zoom  Sony Alpha, Minolta A
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  40 segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, color temperature, custom
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/4000s, B
exposure  +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up - 4 modes / GN 12 (iso 100, meters)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  100 - 3200 in 1EV steps
image size  3872x2592 / 2896x1936 / 1920x1280 / 3872x2176 / 2896x1632 / 1920x1088
image format  raw, jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  fine, standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2 (hi-speed) / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  CF I/II, memory stick duo (pro)
extra features  imager size 23.6mm x 15.8mm
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
anti dust system
anti vibration mechanism
Sony Alpha A200 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
25Jul08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at
18Jul08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at dpreview
28Mar08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at PhotographyBLOG
26Mar08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at Steves-digicams
21Mar08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at DCResource
13Mar08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at Imaging-resource
25Feb08 Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 review at CameraLabs
15Feb08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at TrustedReviews
Introductions, previews and other reviews
17Jul08 Sony A350, A300, and A200 at
23Apr08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at ephotozine
20Mar08 Sony DSLR-A200 review at PhotoWorld (de)
News, guides, hints & tips
08Jan08 Sony A200 press summary
Forum discussions Sony Talk Forum  Sony Forum Sony Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Sony Alpha A200 announcement clippings

Sony unveils the Alpha DSLR-A200 digital SLR camera, a new model influenced by the recently-introduced Sony A700 camera and replacing the Sony A100 model. The new model is designed to be faster, and includes a wider, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen for easy playback viewing. Furthermore, the A200 offers an improved mode dial and function menu, improved noise control, auto focus speed 1.7x faster than the previous model.

In addition to Super SteadyShot image stabilization for virtually blur-free photos, the A200 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.

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