Sony A230 Review

September 14, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

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As a replacement to the Alpha A200, the A230 sits in line with the Nikon D60, Olympus E-450, Pentax K-m and Canon EOS 1000D. All share the same resolution of 10Mp but the Sony sits a little slower in the drive mode at 2.5fps. The others have at least 3fps which is an extra five shots in a ten second period. However, not all cameras share the image stabilisation, in fact only Pentax K-m has image stabilisation built-in. The Nikon D60 has lens based VR (Vibration Reduction) which comes with the kit lens.
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A modest update to its predecessor, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200, the Alpha DSLR-A230 offers essentially the same feature set in a redesigned body with sufficient quality- and performance-enhancing firmware tweaks to merit the term 'upgrade'. Like its predecessor, the result is a generally solid, if not stellar, entry-level dSLR option.
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