Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Review
Rating and review information along with comments from numerous internet sites on the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100.
Pros : A fast camera. Very little shutter lag. A large variety of lenses. High image quality. Compact. Anti-shake mechanism. Good control display and menu organization. Built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization.
Cons : Maximum 1600 ISO. White balance slightly warm. “Noiser” than some of its rivals. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 unfortunately has plastic construction.
Comments: Sony’s first DSLR camera. Plenty of features, solid performance, 10.2 megapixels, and impressive image quality make this a good choice for value consumers and casual photographers. Large installed base of lenses and accessories. It has a lot in common with Konica Minolta's DiMAGE 5D as Sony acquired this technology from Konica.
Additional Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 review comments :
-The Sony A100 is competitive in general overall performance with similar models from Nikon and Canon, though the Sony noise level is slightly higher than these models at a high ISO settings. That being said, for most users the built-in image stabilization system should be able to make up for that.
-My review shows that the bottom line with the Sony Alpha A100 is that it produces high quality images under most conditions and it also brings many unique features. Unless a high ISO setting is required for larger prints, this is one of the best entry level Digital SLRs to pick. When factoring in the built in stabilization and that fact it is priced relatively low, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 is an excellent value.
Compare to the Nikon D80. This model is the main Nikon competitor to the Sony.
Compare to the Canon 400D Rebel XTi. This Canon is the Canon digital SLR camera that best competes with the Sony.
Sony has made a lot of headway with the A100 model, which is its first DSLR model, and it has been well reviewed. But this won’t be the only shot fired. The A100 is a good start, and it takes on the ever-popular Canon Digital Rebel XT directly with more bullet points and higher resolution.
The 10-megapixel CCD captures enough photo detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
Kit includes 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 lens
Reviews will show that the in camera image stabilization and anti dust vibration systems is the past in its price range.
Eye Start Autofocus system
2.5-inch LCD display; 9-point autofocus system; 40-segment multi-pattern honeycomb metering
Powered by lithium-ion battery, which is supplied
Stores images on CF I/II and Memory Stick Duo cards
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