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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

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Sony A100

Ken Rockwell
8 July 2015
  • Excerpt: ISO: 100 - 1,600. Auto ISO only goes to 800, presumably because ISO 1,600 is noisy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A100

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Alpha A100 is a superb and well valued DSLR camera. This 10 megapixel digital SLR is packed with useful features and technology such as body-based stabilization and a hardware dust-reduction system.
  • Pros: Superb photo quality, Great color accuracy, Very good dynamic range, Excellent metering and exposure, Low image noise up to ISO 400, Effectively stabilizes all lenses, Hardware dust-reduction, Very fast and responsive, Fast focusing, Good ergonomics, Eye-start auto-focus, Excellent build quality,...
  • Cons: Quite noisy and low-saturation at ISO 1600, Slightly above average noise at ISO 800 for a DSLR, Long exposure noise-reduction image artifacts, Dynamic range optimizer not reliable, Rare multi-segment exposure errors
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
17 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Sony's entrance to the digital SLR market comes thanks to their finial association with and later purchase of Konica Minolta's photo division. When you first use the A100 it clearly has more Konica Minolta DNA than Sony however their influence comes in the added features and image processing (the...
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, plenty of detail although no leap over eight megapixels, Vibrant color response, similar hues to other digital SLR's, About a third of a stop more sensitive than indicated, Neutral tone response with soft roll-off in highlights, In-body SteadyShot system provides about 2 sto...
  • Cons: High sensitivity noise at ISO 800 and 1600, Occasional Multi-segment metering under-exposure, Long exposure noise reduction artifacts (black pitting, softness, posterization), Limited image parameter adjustment (only -2 to +2), LCD anti-reflective coating becomes smeared with marks easily, Propri...
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Camera Test: Sony Alpha 100 DSLR

Pop Photo
16 October 2007
  • Excerpt: We used to have a lot of questions about Sony's takeover of Konica Minolta's camera division. Now, after running a full set of Certified Lab Tests and field tests of the new 10.2MP Sony Alpha 100 ($900, street, body only), only one question is left: How will Sony make enough of them to satisfy the...
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Field Test: Sony Alpha 100 DSLR

Pop Photo
16 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Most photographers shooting from a boat rolling on the waters off Alaska's Kenai Peninsula might wish for image-stabilized lenses. But I didn't need them. I was shooting with the shake-beating camera body of Sony's new Alpha 100 DSLR.
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Hands On: Sony Alpha 100 DSLR

Pop Photo
16 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Sony has finally entered the digital SLR game with its new 10MP Alpha 100, and it's full of surprises. Does this newcomer stand a chance against veteran DSLR players Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax? Some might have said, "No way!
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Sony Alpha A100 DSLR Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
30 September 2007
  • Excerpt: It’s a good-sized dSLR camer a with a sturdy plastic shell over a metal frame. The camera is easy to hold, with a substantial right hand grip, and the important controls are within easy reach of your fingers. The A100 has quite a few buttons and dials, which can be intimidating to new users.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony alpha DSLR-A100 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
15 September 2007
  • Excerpt: For its first digital SLR, Sony took the best of what it inherited from its acquisition of Konica Minolta and added some new features that have made its competitors sit up and take notice.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

PC Magazine
9 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Borrowing its design from the Konica-Minolta 5D, Sony's first D-SLR may not be original or very affordable, but its nice image quality and robust feature set are promising.
  • Pros: Very good image quality. Sensor-based image stabilization.
  • Cons: Overpriced. Too noisy at high ISOs.
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Expert Review

photo.net
21 July 2007
  • Conclusion: The Sony A100 is competitive in performance with the cheapest Canon and Nikon bodies. The Sony system of lenses and accessories is smaller than Pentax's and much smaller than Canon's and Nikon's.
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