sony alpha 200


Camera Type:
Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
Image Capture Sensor:
23.6 x 15.8mm (APS-C type) with primary colour filter
No. of Pixels
10.8 megapixels; Effective: 10.2 megapixels
100 to 3200 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)
File Format:
JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.21), RAW (Sony ARW 2.0 format), RAW + JPEG
Noise Reduction:
Long Exposure:
Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO: available at the ISO set to 1600 or above
White Balance Settings :
Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash), Colour Temperature (2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation), custom
Display :
LCD Monitor
2.7-inch (100% field of view), 230,400-dot TFT, hybrid type (Clear Photo LC )

Focus Modes:
Auto-focus / manual focus selectable (auto-focus modes: AF automatic selection, one-shot AF, continuous AF)
Exposure Modes:
Program AE (Auto mode / P-Mode, with program shift), aperture-priority AE (A-Mode), shutter-priority AE (S-Mode), manual (M-Mode)
Scene Selector :
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait
Metering Type :
TTL metering (Multi Segment, Center-Weighted, Spot)
Metering Sensor:
40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering Range:
1EV - 20EV (+3EV to +20EV with spot metering), ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens
Exposure Compensation:
+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
AE Lock :
Built-In Flash Type :
Built-in Auto Pop-up
Shutter Type:
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Speed Range:
1/4000 sec. -30 sec., bulb
Flash Sync Speed:
1/160 sec
Viewfinder Type:
Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror
Shooting :
Exposure Bracketing
3 continuous or single exposures selectable, in 0.3 or 0.7-stop increment

Size :
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 130.8 x 98.5 x 71.3mm (excl. protrusions)

Approx. 552g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)
Operating Temperature :
0° - 40° C


It looks like in this day and age, we see the reveal of a new digital camera that is designed to please digital photography devotee -- newbie and expert -- all over the world. Earlier this year, Sony revealed its latest Alpha digital SLR, A200. The company published the Sony Alpha 200 as an entry-level model but with serious objectives. The digital camera is developed a tool for those photographers that like to take their shooting skills to a higher level and grow to a higher segment.

Like many mass marketed digital cameras from company as big as Sony, they advertise upon the high resolution that is offered and how high the image condition produced. The Sony Alpha 200 has the set up 10 megapixel Sony CCD but come into the Alpha 700 image parameters and noise reduction through BIONZ image processing. Sony A200 autofocus improvement is on the list of changes from the Alpha 100 that it replaces. Aside from its high image quality, the A200 also offer some great options to improve photography skill.

The DSLR-A200 is a valuable challenger in the entry-level market, offering amazing picture quality, strong performance, great ergonomics and loads of useful exposure options. One feature that stands out is the Super SteadyShot option. This option is designed reduce blurry picture taken from shaky hands, thus reduce the worries for those digital photography enthusiasts with unsteady hands.

As you can probably tell by now, even these are just SOME features that Sony A200 has to offer. In spite of the high pixel and steady shooting feature it has, do keep in mind that the Sony Alpha 200 (A200) is an entry level digital SLR and shall not be compared with mid-range digital SLR such as Olympus E3, Canon 40D or Nikon D300.