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Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
5.8 out of 10

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

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Overall 8
8.1

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Camera Labs
1 November 2009
  • Summary: Sony’s Alpha A230 is the cheapest of three models in the company’s consumer DSLR range, featuring 10.2 Megapixel resolution and built-in image stabilisation which works with any lens you attach.
  • Pros: Built-in IS which works with any lens., Beginner-friendly user interface., One of the cheapest DSLRs around.
  • Cons: More noise than rivals at high ISOs., Slow continuous shooting., No live view or movie mode., Body shape may not be to all tastes.
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony Alpha a230 Review

What Digital Camera
1 October 2009
  • Summary: Underneath the veneer, very little has changed from the old model but that is not necessarily a bad thing, as this still offers a very competitive performance, and currently a cheaper price than its competitors once you take into account the kit lens.
  • Pros: Price, decent noise performance and metering, stylish look
  • Cons: Poor handling and questionable auto white balance
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

PC Magazine
25 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 delivers terrific value and solid shots for an entry-level SLR, but it lacks features such as HD video capture and Live View, which you'll often find on higher-end models.
  • Pros: Competitive price. Lightweight. Good image quality. Noise is unnoticeable up to and including ISO 1600. Clever interface guides beginners. HDMI port with support for HDMI CEC.
  • Cons: LCD does not support Live View. Kit lens produces soft images at wider apertures. Still image frame rate is a bit sluggish when compared with comparable cameras.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A230

Trusted Reviews
10 December 2009
  • Summary: It's one of the cheapest entry-level DSLRs on the market, but is the Sony Alpha A230 good value for money?
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha A230 DSLR camera

Pocket Lint
3 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Though it may be the current runt of the Alpha family, the A230 doesn't prove a pig to use, in spite of our grumbles about the too small grip and lack of Live View. With large, well spaced controls - big buttons and chunky mode and command dials - it offers a beginner friendly and inexpensive route...
  • Pros: Good, sharp results using 18-55mm standard zoom, user friendly, realistic colours, small form factor, large-ish LCD
  • Cons: Plastic feel, blocky design, no Live View, grip too small to hold as comfortably or tightly as we'd have liked
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Sony a230 DSLR Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
16 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Sony’s Alpha 230 is one of the lowest priced entry-level digital SLRs on the current market (at RRP $949 for the single lens kit and $1,199 for the twin lens kit) and for those about to graduate to the DSLR realm, it may be an option to consider especially given its simple design and overall...
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Sony A230

PhotographyBLOG
14 September 2009
  • Summary: The A230 is the third and final new entry-level Sony DSLR that we've reviewed, and as with the more expensive A330 and A380 models, it's a clear step backwards when compared with its predecessor, the A200.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 5
5.0
Performance 8
8.3
Picture quality 8
8.3

Sony Alpha A230

PC Pro
14 September 2009
  • Conclusion: It's good value, but the Alpha A230 is too close in price to the superior Sony A330
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 230 - A230

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Le Sony Alpha 380 vient succéder à l’ Alpha 350 . Apporte-t-il beaucoup de nouveau ? La réponse est non… mais le renouveau est néanmoins affirmé dans un changement de look notable.
  • Pros: Rapport qualité prix, Stabilisation et antipoussière
  • Cons: Le rapport à la concurrence ?
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Construction 6
6.0

Sony A230

DinSide.no
18 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Konstruksjonskvaliteten på A230 er såpass dårlig at dette blir en liten sammenlignet med de andre kameraene. Vi har vært mange som har holdt i kameraene, og nesten alle var enige i at Sony Alpha A230 var et ukomfortabelt kamera å holde i.
  • Pros: Hyggelig prislapp, øyeaktivert autofokus, god batterilevetid
  • Cons: Vondt å holde i, begrenset med funksjonalitet
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