Sony A350 ok; not great and definitely not Japanese quality
3 March 2011
Summary: This review is a little late for a camera that came out in 2008. Still, for anyone who happens to be looking at buying one new or used, here goes. I bought the Sony A350 only to use some old Minolta Maxxum lenses (from film camera period), particularly the 70-210 "beercan" macro lens, which I...
Summary: I had the initial Sony DSLR A100 and decided to move up to the A 350. So far I have been very pleased with the camera. It has additional features not found on the A 100. I in paricular like the pop up flash which activites automatically when indicated unlike the A 100 which had to be raised...
Summary: I've never once had to service Canon equipment that is over thirty years old; I am less confident in Sony because I've had other products (notably an HD camcorder) that failed and customer support and repair costs are outrageous.
Summary: Please read all comments to this posting as I may add comments as I gain experience. I have taken photos with the A350 using both the 18-70 (f3.5 to 5.6) Sony lens and the 75-300 (f4.5 to 5.6) telephoto Sony lens. I shot pictures of a tree a few hundred feet away.
Summary: I've had my A350 for over a month. I shot about 400 photos with it over the last weekend. I've hesitated to use it, due to what I presumed was bad design. It turns out that my camera has a misaligned viewfinder.
Summary: First let me say I did not purchase this from Amazon (a first for me since I purchase everything from here). I did find a better deal at Circuit City BUT I would NOT recommend buying from there again. Very lousy customer service and little sales knowledge of product.
Fantastic Live View, but not so keen on the sensor
11 December 2008
Summary: Well, I just cant fault the live view on this camera, it is just brilliant and virtually identical to a P&S digicam with live histogram, exposure simulation on the LCD, the tilt LCD is just great, and reports that the Optical viewfinder is poor are a bit unfair, its really not too bad..
Summary: nice but can scratch easy! live view breaks at any jarring. cost to replace is high, i have replaced 2 times now. The live viewer also scratches very easy. I have been doing weddings for family mostly and did my first professional wedding two weeks ago the camara did superb with the timing shutter...
Summary: Die Alpha 350 war meine erste DSLR-Kamera, somit kann ich sagen, dass ich mit dieser Kamera einen guten Einstieg gefunden habe und mit ihr viel lernen konnte. Kurz zu mir: Ich gehe nach einiger Zeit nicht zimperlich mit Technik um, d.h. die Kamera muss viel aushalten - und das tut sie!
Excerpt: Делать хорошие снимки на исо отличном от 100 совершенно невозможно. Уже на 200 при обработке вылезает шум. Совершенно разочарован этим аппаратом из за матрицы. В пасмурную погоду становиться невозможно снимать. Лучше бы взял Canon 450d сопоставимый по цене но с CMOS матрицей.
Pros: ЖК экран, ухватистость, 14 Мп, Эргономика
Cons: CCD матрица -ШУМ-который напрочь убивает все плюсы. Рабочее ISO 100.