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The Sony Alpha A200:

Sony Alpha A200

Announced in January 2008, shortly before the Sony Alpha A300 and A350, the Sony Alpha A200 replaced the A100 as Sony's entry-level DSLR, offering a slight upgrade at a lower price-point. Kits with a 18-70mm zoom lens started shipping in February 2008.

The Sony Alpha A100 features a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, a large 2.7 inch LCD screen, and Sony's Super SteadyShot stabilization technology (an in-camera vibration reduction system). It accepts Minolta a-mount lenses, Sony's "G" Series lenses with motorized auto focusing and Sony's wide-aperture zoom lenses

This line up gives Sony 3 entry-level DSLR's, more any other major manufacturer, showing an aggressive marketing position from Sony. The Sony Alpha A200 is the base model with its 10.2 Megapixel sensor. The Sony Alpha A300 shares the same sensor, but adds Live View and a tilting screen. Then the A350 takes the A300 and simply puts in a new 14.2 megapixel sensor in place of the 10.2 megapixel one. Size, layout and weight are pretty much identical between all 3.

Sony Alpha a200
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Manufacturer: Sony
Model: Alpha A200
MSRP: $499.99 with 18-70 lens
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Date Announced: 2008-01-06
Sensor Format, Size: 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Type: CCD
Automatic Sensor Cleaner: Yes
Total Pixels: 10.8 million
Effective Pixels: 10.2 million
Image Area (pixels): 3872 x 2592 (L)
2896 x 1936 (M)
1920 x 1280 (S)
Max. Frames Per Second: 3 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: 2.7 in. TFT LCD
230k pixels
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 second - 30 seconds, bulb
ISO Range: ISO 100-3200
Storage Media: CompactFlash Type I/II media and Memory Stick PRO Duo media via an optional adapter.
Storage System: JPEG, RAW
Exposure Modes: Auto
Programmed AE (with shift)
Aperture priority AE
Shutter priority AE
Manual
Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset , Night portrait)
Metering System: Multi-Pattern Metering:
40 segment honeycomb pattern
Center Weighted
Spot
Metering Range: EV 1 to 20 (Multi-segment, Center-weighted)
EV 4 to 20 (Spot metering)
Exposure Compensation: Yes, +/-2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
Exposure Lock: AEL button
Half-press shutter release
Exposure Bracketing: 3 frames, 0.3 or 0.7 EV steps
Shutter Release Modes: Single, Continuous
White Balance: Auto plus 8 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Tempature/Color filter, Custom)
White Balance Fine Tuning: Each WB Mode can be adjusted +/-3 adjustable steps.
Live View: No
Interface: Hi-speed USB 2.0
NTSC
PAL
Lens Mount: A-mount
Compatible Lenses: Sony Alpha lenses, also accepts Konica and Konica Minolta glass
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
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Viewfinder: Optical TTL
Approx. 95% Coverage
Approx. 0.83 Magnification
Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen (not changeable)
Depth-of-field Control: No
Autofocus System: TTL Phase Detection, Multi-point: 9 Area, 8 Line, 1 Cross Sensor, Auto Focus Mode: Yes, Adjustable Spot AF: Selectable Sensor
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 9
Focus Modes: Single-servo AF
Continuous-servo AF
Automatic AF
Manual focus (M)
AF Area mode: Wide, Spot (Center), Local (Select Point)
Picture Control: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, Black & White, Adobe RGB
Built-in Flash: Yes: GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters)
External Flash Shoe: Yes
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: No
Flash Sync Speed: 1/160 sec
Flash Sync Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)
Accessory Shoe: Yes
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Batteries: M-series Lithium-Ion Battery (NP-FM500H)
Battery Charger: BC-VM10
Battery Life: Up to 750 (CIPA)
Approx. Dimensions: 131 x 98.5 x 71 mm
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 in
Approx. Weight: 532 g
1.2 lb
Supplied Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
Supplied Accessories: DT 18-70mm f3.5 Zoom lens (27 - 105 35mm eq), NP-FM500H rechargeable battery, BC-VM10 battery charger, Video and USB cables, Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and Remote Commander clip, Body cap, Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
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