Summary: I think most people decide to go with a DSLR because they've got a friend with one that takes fantastic pictures and they want to get that themselves. I knew going in that I would have to learn how to use it. I bought this camera on sale for $399 and hard a really hard time getting good pics out of the camera. I think out of hundreds of pics I took while I had it, I thought 3 were really good. I bought a telephoto lens to see if that would help but it didn't.
Summary: This is my first dslr camera. I had the camera for about 2-3 weeks now for my photography class at my university. I have always trusted Sony's brand and was basically raised on it. It's not a bad camera for beginners like me who are just taking a photography class out of a requirement or if you want to pick it up as a hobby with out spending an arm, leg, and other body parts. It has good crisp, clear images.
The Sony A230 is an excellent camera for beginner photographers.
5 January 2012
Excerpt: The Sony A230 is an entry-level DSLR camera that has a small and simple user interface. With a bright 2.7 inch LCD screen in addition to creative style settings, sharp menu color scheme options and an on-screen help guide, the Sony a230 offers convenient operation with reduced controls. The shutter speed and SteadyShot indicator go hand in hand when taking multiple photos. This has been a prime camera for me for learning the basics of photography.
Pros: small and light, easy to use, good image quality, high ISO, price, dual card slot
Excerpt: Having been a 35mm SLR user in the past this was my return to th SLR fold and wow, was it a good one. The quality of the pictures are stunning and the camera is easy to use. Initially using the auto mode to get back into learning the art the images are crystal clear and full of vibrant colour. The camera has been all over the world with me and taken quite a battering but still functions like the day it was bought despite looking a little tired.
Pros: Easy to use . Ability to be more adventurous . Robust
Excerpt: I have been into photography/photo editing for a few years but my parents could never afford to buy me a nicer camera. This christmas, they surprised me with this one and I was so pleased by it. The only complaints i have about it are its short battery life, multi strobe flash (not sure if there's a way to change this), and no video feature. It is very, very reliable and also very durable. The lens that it comes with is nice enough for some stunning shots.
Pros: comfortable grip, clear photos, reliable, easy to use, nice features, good price, nice looking
Cons: no video mode, flash gets a bit annoying, semi - short battery life
Excerpt: This was and is my first DSLR camera. Photography fascinates me. I love looking at pictures and paintings. I've always wanted an SLR camera, and yet I had no courage and have been shy (and of course, no money) to purchase one, as most of them used to (and most still do) cost a home. I had this unfortunate wielding notion that DSLR was way too costly for me, forever. But with growing urges to obtain one, and also, my unfortunate (?
Pros: Affordable, definitely an SLR camera, and not too demanding . Comfortable .
Cons: No LIVE VIEW, and 10MP may be a little small in the long - run .
Summary: Good features, lightweight, but picture quality is difficult to improve upon a good compacts with the default settings. At the £300 mark there is a lot of competition, e.g. Olympus E420, E450 and second hand canon dslrs. I returned mine for a Canon 400d second hand for about the same price.
Excerpt: I am really frustrated with Sony and my Alpha DSLR, a product with inferior build quality and a customer service that lays the blame on me instead of acknowledging quality problems. I have bought it sometime in 2007 and only had problems with it. After some weeks it just wouldn’t turn on anymore and it took Sony several weeks to get it repaired and back to me.
Excerpt: I recently purchased one of these DSLR cameras, i went for a DSLR as i wanted something that would capture good action shots of moving cars/dogs and you just don't get the same result with a none DSLR camera. They are a far more responsive type of digital camera meaning you can take continuous shots of something so you don't miss a thing. They are not as small and light as you average digital camera but definately worth it for the extra picture quality.
Pros: small and light for a DSLR, Fast & Responsive
Cons: Standard lens isnt great definately worth upgrading
Summary: Ive had this camera a few weeks now, im a little disappointed with the photo quality, I had a digital camera before this one, and it took better pictures, which kind of defeats the point of getting and pay more for this type of camera, the only thing wrong with this it's the picture quality everything else is great, the way it functions and looks etc I would suggest you give this a miss, because for the price its not worth it.