Excerpt: I bought my Sony A200 after having a Fuji Finepix. I wanted something that I could get great shots of my son playing ball while getting head shots of my daughter. I love photography so I spent a little more money on a great camera. I love that this camera has a rechargeable battery so I don't waste a ton of money on disposable ones. The only downsides I have to this camera is the screen is not accessible when taking pictures only when you view them.
Excerpt: I was looking for a good camera to take with me to Iraq. The Sony A200 fit perfectly for what I needed. It wasn't too expensive and still took great pictures. The A200 is their slimmed down version and doesn't have as many features as some of the higher end Sony cameras but it still has enough to take great pictures at an entry level price that won't break your heart or your budget if it gets destroyed.
Summary: I have used this camera for outdoor and portrait photography and am really impressed with the features and image quality. The only draw back so far has been the display, which tends to get nose prints and smudges on it rather easily.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Excerpt: this is a very nice worth your money camera. It can be a little trying at times because it will not let you take a picture without a flash. I sometime WANT to do this and it just won't do it. out standing quality, 10.2 mg. very nice zoom feature, overall performance is great. very easy to use and most of all fun. heavy duty housing without being too weighty. good for at least a month, I would get a second back you so you never have to wait to take you pictures.
Summary: I like this camera and it is my first DSLR, I think the panal is easy to control and the feeling of holding and touching is very good. Comparing with lenses of Canon and Nikon, the construction of sony lense 18-70mm can be better if Sony can use better material and include more beatiful details. However, it's quality is amazing and I enjoy using it very much so far.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Strong Construction