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Sony Alpha DSLR-A380
5.9 out of 10

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Camera Type: SLR/Professional Resolution: 14.2 Megapixel * Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

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Overall 6

Expert Review

DP Review
2 December 2009
  • Summary: Aside from its unique high-speed live view mode the Alpha 380 simply can't compete with the best of its peers in this fiercely competitive sector. Handling isn't great, nor is low-light performance, and unless you find one very cheap indeed, it's best avoided.
  • Pros: Good JPEG output at base ISO (but sometimes poor low contrast detail, improves visibly when shooting in RAW), Good JPEG resolution, Reliable metering, Fastest AF in live view (but see disadvantages below), Coherent ergonomics for live view operation, Probably the easiest DSLR to use for a compact...
  • Cons: Visible blurring of fine detail in JPEGs from ISO 200 upwards, High ISO performance not on the same level as direct competitors, Smallest viewfinder of any APS-C DSLR, Protruding screen obstructs use of viewfinder, especially if you're wearing glasses, Limited external controls, No on-screen user...
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Overall 6

Sony A380 review

3 August 2009
  • Summary: Another decent, user-friendly DSLR from Sony, but the lack of true innovation is a disappointment
  • Pros: Super-fast live view autofocus
  • Cons: Uncomfortable to hold
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Overall 6

Sony Alpha A380 review

TechRadar UK
2 June 2009
  • Summary: Sony's new DSLR takes on recent efforts from Canon and Nikon
  • Pros: Great Live View system, Easy to use, Great metering system, Fantastic image stabilisation
  • Cons: Poor quality at medium-high ISO, JPEGs look mushy, Plasticky build
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Overall 6

Sony Alpha 380

4 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Liveview très réactif, écran LCD orientable, automatismes convaincants, simplicité d’emploi : l’Alpha 380 est probablement le réflex dont le maniement se rapproche le plus d’un appareil Compact. Les débutants apprécieront, les amateurs de photographie pourront vite se sentir limités.
  • Pros: capteur 14 megapixels, Liveview très réactif, simplicité d’usage, écran orientable verticalement.
  • Cons: pas de vidéo, l’écran ne pivote pas horizontalement, pas de câble HDMI, faible cadence en mode rafale, ergonomie du boitier discutable.
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Overall 6
Battery performance 9
Display 5

alpha 380 Kit + 18-55mm DT

23 October 2009
Overall 6

Sony Alpha 380 - Alpha-Tier

color foto
9 September 2009
  • Summary: Die Alpha 380 ist das Topmodell unter Sonys SLR-Modellen in der Klasse bis 750 Euro. Sie entspricht in der Ausstattung exakt der 10-Megapixel-Kamera Alpha 330, ist aber mit einem 14-Megapixel-Bildsensor ausgestattet. Was bedeutet das für die Bildqualität?
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Overall 6

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 im Test: teuer und kaum Neuerungen

10 July 2009
  • Summary: Auf dem Papier macht die A380 einen guten Eindruck: Nachdem Canon die Messlatte für APS-C-Sensoren, wie sie in Einsteiger-DSLRs zum Einsatz kommen, mit dem 15,1-Megapixel-Chip der EOS 500D nach oben gelegt hat, zieht Sony nach.
  • Pros: toller Live-View-Modus, gutes Kit-Objektiv, verbesserter Autofokus, schwenkbares Display
  • Cons: kleiner, dunkler Sucher, weitgehend mit dem Vorgänger identisch, mittelmäßige Verarbeitungsqualität, teuer
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