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New Sony’s DSLR Alpha DSLR-A200

DSLR author: admin 01.17.2008 Comments Off


Sony confirms rumors that was traveling Internet and had presented its new dSLR camera new Alpha DSLR-A200. Official presentation took place at the opening of the CES 08 fair last week in Las Vegas. Alpha A200 is coming to replace first DSLR made by Sony A100. Comparing to the predecessor new dslr body doesn’t have revolutionary new features.Key features of new Alpha A200 digital camera:

  • APS-C size CCD type optical sensor with 10 Mega-pixels, as that used in A100
  • Super SteadyShoot – sensor shift optical stabilization in body
  • burst shoot up to 3 fps
  • 2.7 inch diagonal LCD display
  • Sony Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

New Alpha A200 will be available in beginning of February, on north American market A200 kit with 18-70mm lens will costs about $700 while the two lens kit with additional 75-300mm will be sold for $900.

As you can notice the list of improvements is quite short, we can easy ask does this model have enough to be called new model. Same optical sensor, higher ISO, faster auto-focus, larger display and few changes in controls.

It’s quite obvious that main improvements are in the cameras image processor so now the amount of color noise is lower with higher details levels even at the higher ISO values.

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Those are 100% crops from images directly from camera on different ISOs, as you can notice the images are made on official presentation.

Full resolution images from Sony Alpha A200 in different ISO can be found on FotoManijak site.

Also take a look at the new promo video for new Alpha A200 – Chinese version.

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