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I4U tested Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 and released a two-page detail review. They are happy with its 2.7″ inch large LCD, the 3fps continuous shooting and solid-accurate colors. They found digital noise at 800 and above and recommends user to avoid the 75-300mm bundled zoom.
Overall they love the new entry level Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 by quoting the following:
I generally liked the DSLR-A200. This entry-level D-SLR has a lot of things going for it: quick focusing, fast shutter speed, lots of tweaks for those who want them plus it captures good 10MP stills with accurate colors and nice contrast.
If it were my money, I’d stick with the basic kit with the 18-70mm lens. Then if you feel that it’s not powerful enough, save your money and purchase a higher-quality zoom (Zeiss or G lens) with a speedier aperture than the f/4.5-5.6 75-300mm bundled in the $900 USD package.
This is all stated with the premise you do not own any lenses from older film SLRs. If that’s the case, stick to your “family.” Those moving up from a point-and-shoot will be happy with the A200—especially when they capture a winning goal or a terrific smile your old camera would’ve missed.
Read the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Review by I4U