Summary: I really like the camera. It is a good starter camera for the introduction to the SLR type cameras. Deal would have been a little better if it came with the strap. Having the battery included was a plus.
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: Nice camera package and functionality. I purchased this to use at work because of the price and the additional 75-300mm lense. Upon my employer finding out, they purchased me a Canon D50. This is a nice camera. I now use it for personal use and it is more than capable of doing the job. The Canon D50 is sweet though.
Summary: This camera marks my entry into the Digital Camera age. I take too many photos on vacations and it costs a fortune to develop them, so I decided to get a dSLR. After much debating, I ended up getting this camera because I found it for a good price and my existing lens (from my older cheap Minolta SLR) were compatible with it. By no means did I buy this because it was a superior camera.
Summary: I'm using the A-200 now for a year and made about 40,000 pics with it. PROS: (+) Very light. Yes, it feels like less quality because Sony used more plastic but it makes the camera way lighter than it's competitors and yet I haven't figured out any signs of wear or damage. If you want to carry more weight to have the perception of more quality, go for another SLR. (+) Better kit-lens.
Summary: OK LETS KEEP THIS SHORT AND SWEET PROS: -10.2 MEGAPIXELS -BUILT IN IMAGE STABILIZATION -MINOLTA AF LENS COMPATIBLE -GREAT DETAILED PICTURE QUALITY -LONG BATTERY LIFE -BIGGER STURDY GRIP FOR MALE HANDS -EASY TO USE MENU SYSTEM -USER FRIENDLY SOFTWARE -NICE CREATIVE STYLE OPTION -LOVE THE D-RANGE OPTIMIZER ITS AWSOME !!!
Michael K. Scherzer "I drank Steve Job's Kool..., Amazon
11 September 2009
Summary: Logic would say that the newer Sony Alpha 230 is better than the Sony Alpha 200, but if you look at the specs (shorter battery life, smaller grip and a smaller zoom lens 18-55mm versus the 18-70mm kit lens that comes with the Alpha 200). What I like about this camera: - Long battery life - Easy to use - Feels substantial (more so than the entry level Nikons and Canons) - The 18-70mm lens - You can get used Minolta lenses for great prices on Amazon, eBay and Craigslist -...