Sony A200 Review

Review Date: March 27th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

Weight (Approx.)
  • 1 lb., 2.8 oz (532 g) body, not including battery, lens and media
Dimensions (Approx.)
  • (WHD) 5 3/16" x 3 7/8" x 2 13/16" (130.8 x 98.5 x 71.3 mm)
Megapixel
  • 10.2MP
Imaging Device
  • 10.2 (effective) APS CCD Sensor; 23.6 x 15.8 mm; RGB primary color filter
LCD
  • 2.7" TFT (230k pixels) LCD with Clear Photo™ design
Viewfinder
  • Optical: TTL, 0.83x magification with 50mm lens at infinity; 95% coverage
Microphone
  • No/ No
White Balance
  • Auto plus 8 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Tempature/Color filter, Custom), each with +/-3 adjustable step.
Self Timer
  • Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
Red-Eye Reduction
  • Yes: On/ Off
Burst Mode
  • Up to 3FPS; Unlimited to capacity of media (JPEG L/M/S); Maximum 3 frames (RAW + JPEG); Maximum 6 frames (RAW)
Color Mode(s)
  • Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, Black & White, Adobe RGB (Except for Adobe RGB, all other color modes use the sRGB color space)
USB Port(s)
  • Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Output(s)
  • Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL Selectable
Focus
  • Visual Focus Confirm: Direct via Spherical Acute Matte Screen
Shutter Speed
  • 30 < 1/4000 sec 52 step, Bulb
Exposure Compensation
  • 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
ISO
  • Auto/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Exposure
  • Program Shift: Yes, Command Dial
Lens Type
  • Interchangeable A mount
Flash Effective Range
  • GN12 at ISO 100 (39 feet/ 12 meters)
Flash Mode(s)
  • Built-in Auto Pop-up: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)
Battery Type
  • NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Battery Capacity
  • 7.2V, 1600 mAh; CIPA standard: approx. 750 pictures
Limited Warranty
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor
Histogram Display
  • Yes - RGB, playback only
AF Illuminator Light
  • Yes, On/Off Select
Multi-Pattern Measuring
  • 40 Segment, Center Weighted, Spot
Clear RAW NR
  • N/A
Movie Mode(s)
  • N/A
Bionz™ Engine
  • Yes (LSI with Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO/DRO+))
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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