Sony A200 Review

March 27, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 5 Comments |

Sony A200The Sony A200 is a new 10 megapixel, entry-level DSLR camera. It features the same sensor, anti-dust system, eye-start auto-focus, anti-shake system and Dynamic Range Optimiser of its predecessor, the popular A100. Improvements include a smaller body, revised control layout, faster auto-focus performance, ISO 3200, and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Is the Sony A200 a worthy successor to the A100? Mark Goldstein found out…

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#1 Nils

There are no RAW-files (the links are dead)!

9:33 am - Friday, March 28, 2008

#2 Mark Goldstein

Try it now, should be fine...

10:37 am - Friday, March 28, 2008

#3 Mike Townsend

Hi..thank you for this review. I found it very helpful. I do have a question about the sample images. It indicates they are taken at 12mp on extra fine. Are these from a different camera as the a200 is a 10mp and I understood it does not have an extra fine setting?..thanks MIke

11:03 pm - Tuesday, April 1, 2008

#4 Les Biddle

Purple Fringeing

I just bought the A200 and have tested it extensively over the past three days. The chromatic aberration artifact known as purple fringeing is, next to linear distortion, is the most serious problem in digital cams.

The test shots I've made with the A200 show an incredibly bad amount of chromatic fringeing. In fact, it's so bad, I'm thinking of taking the A200 back. My Canon A620 has less artifacting than the A200. In fact, I should probably be looking at Canon or Nikon.

Frankly, I don't know how in good conscience, you could soft-sell such a major flaw. It's so obvious even at normal resolution.

Even if fixable, a problem like that represents a lot of annoying extra work in Photoshop.

2:53 pm - Thursday, May 8, 2008

#5 Donovan M Bakalyar

This was a very helpful review. I haven't purchased a camera for quite a while and ended up with a Sony A200. Your comments will help me better utilize the camera. I also appreciate the hyperlinks to more technical sections.

1:16 am - Sunday, July 13, 2008