Excerpt: My wife has had this camera for about two years now. It's a great entry into the DSLR world and has served us well. It does great outdoors, indoors in high light conditions, and in less light (not low light) conditions with excellent color rendition.
Happy with purchase,vendor and the whole E-Bay experience
6 January 2013
Summary: excellent value overall. purchased Sony because of compatibility with Minolta lenses. After talking with a friend he bought the A500...that will be my next because of additional features. Seller was excellent and exceeded all expectations. this is a great 1st serious DSLR.
Summary: I bought this camera body used off another site. My initial motivation to picking a Sony Alpha was the compatibility with Minolta lenses, I have a Minolta Maxxum 7xi with a full complement of lenses and I hoped I would be able to use at least a few them.
Summary: Got the a230 as a backup body for my a65, and as a starer DSLR for my son. Excellent feature set and handling. Lightweight and easy to navigate menus make it a breeze to use. Would have loved to have live view. Works great with my collection of Sony, Minolta & Tamron A-mount lenses.
Summary: Had no previous experience with the Sony Alpha system of photography and with the possibility of converting Leica R lenses to use with Sony Alpha MOunt I had just one more reason to check it out . It turns out that the system is very competitive with all on its own .
Excerpt: This is my first DSLR and I honestly got it b/c of the price point (Walmart had it for around $350 including 2 4G memory cards). I didn't know a whole lot about cameras or photography when I bought it but I have had it for maybe 6 or 8 months now and I am very pleased.
Excerpt: Sony Alpha 230 is my first DSLR camera. Its been just 1 year old but from this 1 year experiences with it, i must say its a best camera anyone can buy. It have all those quality which any upper range DSLR have. The DP range, focus and sharpness is very good.
Summary: This review is based purely on results. A friend in Brazail sent me a few photos, as email attachments, taken with his camera. They are, in a word, perfect. Very clean, true-looking colors, and true-to-life images (beach and surfing) in high-contrast and difficult tropical light situations, both...