Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 (Body) reviews and prices: SLR camera

36 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 36 reviews.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 (Body): 10.8 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, Compact Flash storage, Yes image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light to carry, Live view maneuverable screen makes taking low/high level shots so much easier, compatibility with Minolta lenses and accessories made upgrading much easier,
Bad points:
Doesn't seem to handle bright sunlight too well.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 29 May 2010

Purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Hinged live-view screen. Wide range of shooting programs. Range of user control.
Bad points:
None found yet!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 28 Jun 2010

rachael, london Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good quick 'sports' repeat shots
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 18 Apr 2010

Purchaser Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy ti use for people who want to try SLR cameras, good features, light to hold, nice looking too. A good starter option
Bad points:
lens's are expensive, but that should not put you off.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 16 Apr 2010

john, stoke-on-trent Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, exposures are good the flip out screen and live view are great also a lot of independant A mount lens can be used this cuts cost's a great deal, also independant flashguns some with limitations so check fitting and compatability on camera,s support site.
Bad points:
for the price I can't find any.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2011

Purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
image function for photo is good
Bad points:
some time , light meature not quite good
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 09 Jun 2010

Rochelle, Basildon, Essex Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
one of the best features is the live view screen which tilts both upwards and downwards; speed with which you can take a photo from time turned on, value for money
Bad points:
taking battery out to charge it
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2010

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3872x2592
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder No
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 582
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 130.8x98.5x74.7
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2008-04-30
Height in mm 9.9
Width in mm 130.8
Depth in mm 7.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
Type of lens Sony Alpha

Also known as: Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

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Manufacturer's Description

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.


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