If you’re new to DSLR photography, the α DSLR-A300 is the perfect choice for you. To kick start your new hobby, a high quality DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens is included.
10.2-megapixel resolution for beautiful photos.
The α300’s high-resolution CCD image sensor assures stunning image quality. Sony’s long experience in semiconductor and microprocessor manufacturing enables a significant reduction in the analog signal noise that tends to increase at higher pixel densities. The result is richer color and a wider dynamic range for excellent shadow and highlight detail.
Easy shooting from all angles.
Quick AF Live View sets your creativity free by delivering on the full promise of SLR-class live view shooting. Enjoy SLR functionality and image quality with the ability to shoot easily and comfortably from angles and positions you never could before.
Super SteadyShot® Inside for amazing handheld shooting.
The α300 is equipped with an advanced Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system to help prevent blurring caused by camera shake. Built right into the camera body, the system works with any α lens, enabling you to capture sharp images at shutter speeds 2.5~3.5 steps slower than would otherwise be possible.
ISO3200 sensitivity setting for low-light shooting
High-sensitivity ISO3200 and 1600 settings let you take advantage of low-light photo opportunities with confidence.
D-Range Optimizer for superior exposure balance.
An advanced D-Range Optimizer helps ensure beautifully balanced exposures in backlit situations.
- D-Range Optimizer Advanced uses technology provided by Apical Limited.
At last, Live View shooting with true SLR-class autofocusing.
Whether you frame your subject in the optical viewfinder or the LCD monitor, you enjoy the benefits of a fast, accurate TTL (Through-The-Lens) center-cross 9-point autofocus system with continuous autofocusing to help you capture fast-moving subjects.
Center-cross 9-point AF with exclusive Eye-Start® activation
The α300 features a center-cross 9-point autofocus system with Sony’s exclusive Eye-Start® activation, which reduces missed shots by automatically focusing the camera for you as soon as you put your eye to the viewfinder.
- Up to 2 fps with live view. Number of recordable frames varies according to shooting conditions and type of memory media.
For high-position shots, the monitor can be angled downward, enabling you to frame your subject accurately even with the camera held at arm’s length above you. As a result, you can take well-composed photos at sports events, concerts, and other public venues even when you need to shoot over the heads of a crowd.
Low-position shooting comfort.
The Clear Photo LCD can be angled upward, making it easy and comfortable to take waist-level, knee-level, or ground-level shots. Now you can assume a comfortable posture when taking macro close-ups of flowers or eye-level portraits of pets and children.
1200-zone evaluative metering for spot-on exposures.
Live view even lets you confirm the effects of exposure and white balance adjustments on the Clear Photo LCD monitor in real time—something that is impossible to do with an optical viewfinder.
Sharp, clear imaging in virtually any situation.
All digital SLR cameras are susceptible to dust contamination when changing lenses — it’s a fact of life. But the α300 employs built-in systems to keep the sensor clean, and your images beautiful.