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6.7 out of 10

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

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Overall 6
6.0

A great entry level DSLR camera!

goldberg1972, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this refurbished.  Takes great pictures with the proper lighting.  Flash works well for low light.  I have not mastered how to take night time shots...perhaps a tripod is needed?  Either way, I upgraded from a Sony DSC-H3 to this one.  I won't be looking back. Pros: I paid $299 for camera, lens, batter, charger, memory stick. Cons: 18-55mm lens is not useful for the photos I take.  18-70mm would have been more useful.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Simple, Fast Focus, Fun to use, Great Pictures"

jayzarkara, CNET
30 October 2010
  • Pros: VERY FAST focus. plenty of preset modes, tailored to 6 separate settings. Taking incredible pictures is easy, if you have the right settings. steady shot is effective in anything other than nighttime shooting w/o flash. for that, use a tripod
  • Cons: grip is uncomfortable. feels, as they say, "plastic-ie". auto-focus assist light not very effective in low light [uses flash to try to focus, works 50% of the time]
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok

shopping fiend "sappy", Amazon
25 February 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for people with bad vision

Monica S. Lim, Amazon
15 September 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

GOOD BUT ONLY THIS

Jamn, Amazon
30 September 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad but expensive for what it is.

Michael J. Owen, Amazon
10 April 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Una cámara para amateurs

Ciao
6 June 2011
  • Excerpt: La Sony A230, sin duda alguna te podrá sacar de apuros, puesto que es muy, pero muy fácil de usar y además tiene varios modos 'útiles' para una persona que no se dedica especificamente a la fotografía. Yo recomiendo esta cámara para aquellos quienes desean más que una cámara pocket, pero no más, me refiero a aquellos quienes piensan en la fotografía como una profesión, si eres de esos, esta no es tu cámara, que aunque puede funcionarle al fotografo amateur, es...
  • Pros: Fácil uso, mejor que las cámaras de bolsillo
  • Cons: No le sirve a un fotógrafo .
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Overall 6
6.4
Performance 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0
Ergonomics 4
4.0

tras 4 meses de uso...

cosmo, quesabesde.com
29 December 2010
  • Summary: Opino ahora, tras 4 meses de uso intensivo de la cámara. Como la opinión anterior también soy usuario de otras marcas y adquirí este modelo por el precio y para llevar casi siempre encima. Cosas malas: el agarre, la ergonomía en general (por ejemplo la absurda ubicación del botón de la compensación EV). Muy ruidosa a partir de 800. Cosas buenas: pesa poco, claro, es casi toda ella de plástico, la llevas a todas partes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Produktpolitik von Sony

Steffen R, Amazon
8 November 2010
  • Summary: Die Sony A230 ist die sechste Digitalkamera und die vierte Spiegelreflexkamera in meinem Besitz. Im Laufe der letzten Wochen hatte ich die Gelegenheit, sie mit unterschiedlichen Objektiven parallel mit einer Olympus E-410 (Spiegelreflex) und einer Sony DSC W380 (Kompaktkamera) zu nutzen; aus diesem Grund soll sich auch mein Bericht auf Vor- und Nachteile gegenüber diesen beiden Kameras konzentrieren.
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Overall 6
6.0

NO ME GUSTA EL MODELO

Ciao
23 August 2010
  • Excerpt: ME RESULTA UN ESTILO MUY ANTIGUO PARA MI GUSTO ES MUY GRANDE ME GUSTARIA QUE DESARROLLARAN MODELOS CON UN ASPECTO MAS FUTURISTA Y NO LO DE SIEMPRE , ME GUSTARIA QUE FUERA MAS PEQUEÑA ES DEMASIADO GRANDE Y TRAE MUY POCAS FUNCIONES. TAMBIEN ME GUSTARIA QUE SE DESARROLLARA UNA CCAMARA DONDE NO SEA TAN PESADA PORQUE CUANDO SE VIAJA DA FLOJERA CARGAR CON UNA CAMARA DEMACIADO GRANDE Y PUES SE CANZA UNO Y COMO SOY UNA PERSONA QUE NO LE GUSTA CARGSR YS ME ENTENDERAN.
  • Pros: BUENA CALIDAD DE IMAGEN
  • Cons: MUY GRANDE Y TOSCA
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