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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
5.6 out of 10

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

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Overall 6
Value for money 6
Features 8
Reliability 8
Looks 6
Audio & image quality 6
Usability 6

Sony A300 + 18-70mm lens

2 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Sony’s photo expertise was developed in compact cameras and this shows all too clearly in the A300 . It’s certainly well built and festooned with fancy features: a good SteadyShot image stabiliser, powerful batteries (700+ shots between charges) and an anti-dust system. Sadly, while it’s ahead on technology, it’s behind in two crucial areas: shooting speed and image quality.
  • Pros: The A300 tries to make the transition from compact camera to SLR as smooth as possible, thanks to a unique dual-sensor system that lets you use Live View framing during focusing and even burst shooting (up to 3fps). It also has a big 2.7-inch screen and a kit lens with more zoom power (3.8x) than its mostly 3x rivals.
  • Cons: The Sony shares some of compact cameras’ less appealing habits, too. Soft, grainy 10-megapixel images are only average, plus the A300 suffers from some of the most sluggish focusing and unresponsive menus we’ve seen on a digital SLR. If you don’t want to use the Live View function, the optical viewfinder is rather cramped.
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Overall 5

Sony Alpha 300

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28 May 2008
  • Summary: Wie eingangs erwähnt, leitet sich die Alpha 300 (600 Euro) von der 14-Megapixel-Schwester Alpha 350 ab. Bei beiden Kameras kann das Gehäuse nicht sonderlich überzeugen. Im direkten Vergleich wirkt das feinporig-schwarze Finish der EOS 450D im Gegensatz zum aufgerauhten Kunststoff der Sony ein Stück edler.
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