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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Pros: small and light for a DSLR, Fast & Responsive
Cons: Standard lens isnt great definately worth upgrading
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.