Summary: This is a replacement for one I bought new. Much cheaper to replace the body here than to upgrade to a newer camera. This takes amazing pictures. My last Alpha Camera had an issue where the camera started taking pictures off center. This is apparently a common problem with this model.
Good sharp images at low ISO or using RAW, handy tiltable live view screen
15 May 2014
Summary: Makes good images generally, decent metering, on-camera flash is ok if you really need to use it but must use flash compensation in many cases. Eye level viewfinder is a little small but bright, live view decent except in bright sunlight.
Summary: Good Camera for price. It has an amazing focus. It takes action pictures great. The one draw back is that it doesn't zoom very far. We are planning on buying a telephoto lens. But great starter camera.
Summary: A seriously brilliant entry level DSLR from Sony. Literally does everything it say on the box. Could not ask for anything more. Is a very practical camera with large easy to use buttons, no issues!
Pros: Practicality, Ease of use, ISO Range, Image Quality, Tilting Screen, Live View, Battery Life
Summary: I had considered several Canon and Nikon models before settling on this camera and I could not be more satisfied. I have taken over 10k photos in the last one year I have owned it. I use it along with my Tamron 18-200 and Sony 50mmF1.4 lens and the image quality is quite good.
Summary: I have owned the Sony alpha A300 for a little over a year now. Coming from a traditional film camera background, I find this camera very easy to use while supporting all the features that I need.
Summary: I purchased the Sony DSLR A300 the first of 2009 and downloaded the software on my 10 year old 32bit computer, the software worked good. A few months later, I up graded to a new computer with Vista- 64Bit processor.
Great DSLR for moving up from a point-and-shoot because of Live View
4 May 2009
Summary: There is really only one reason to choose this camera over the more established Nikon and Canon offerings and that is Live View. To put it simply, this is the ONLY DSLR with the ability to use the LCD screen to compose and take your picture with no sacrifice in focus speed vs.