Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 + 18-55/3.5-5.6 + 55-200/4.0-5.6 Reviews

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 + 18-55/3.5-5.6 + 55-200/4.0-5.6
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Expert Reviews: 
 3.5
User Reviews: 
 3.9
Features
Usability
 3.5
Value for money
 3.8
Features
 3.1
Image quality
 3.7
Durability
 3.3
 
 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

 
3.5
Pros: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 has fast autofocus; high magnification viewfinder for its class; dual card slots; relatively simple, straightforward operation; built-in wireless flash and image stabilization; helpful SteadyShot indicator
Cons: Smallish grip; default settings produce suboptimal photos
Verdict: A modest update over its predecessor, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 , the Alpha DSLR-A230 offers the same essential feature set in a redesigned body with sufficient quality and performance-enhancing firmware tweaks to merit the term "upgrade.
3 years ago
CNET
 
 
3.0
Verdict: As the lightest-ever Sony digital SLR camera at 450g, the A230 is also a little light on features at first glance.
8 years ago
PC Advisor
 

Sony A230

 
3.0
Pros: User friendly, Good value, Eye sensor focusing, Image-stabilised body, HDMI-out port
Cons: Plasticky feel, Uncomfortable handgrip, Blocky design and control layout
Verdict: Currently the lightest-ever Sony single-lens reflex camera at about a pound, the A230 is a little light on features at first glance. Aimed squarely at beginners, this 10.2-megapixel SLR has a retro-look on-screen help guide through its 2.7-inch LCD, illustrating the effects, for example, of...
8 years ago
Macworld
 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

 
3.5
Pros: Competitive price. Lightweight. Good image quality. Noise is unnoticeable up to and including ISO 1600. Clever interface guides beginners.
Cons: LCD does not support Live View. Kit lens produces soft images at wider apertures. Still image frame rate is a bit sluggish when compared with comparable cameras
Verdict: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 delivers terrific value and solid shots for an entry-level SLR, but it lacks features such as HD video capture and Live View, which you'll often find on higher-end models.
8 years ago
PC Magazine
 

Sony Alpha A230 DSLR camera review

 
3.5
Pros: Good, sharp results using 18-55mm standard zoom, user friendly, realistic colours, small form factor, large-ish LCD
Cons: Plastic feel, blocky design, no Live View, grip too small to hold as comfortably or tightly as we'd have liked
Verdict: Though it may be the current runt of the Alpha family, the A230 doesn't prove a pig to use, in spite of our grumbles about the too small grip and lack of Live View.¬†With large, well spaced controls - big buttons and chunky mode and command dials - it offers a beginner friendly and inexpensive route
8 years ago
Pocket Lint
 

Sony a230 DSLR Digital Camera Review

 
3.5
Verdict: Sony's Alpha 230 is one of the lowest priced entry-level digital SLRs on the current market (at RRP $949 for the single lens kit and $1,199 for the twin lens kit) and for those about to graduate to the DSLR realm, it may be an option to consider especially given its simple design and overall
8 years ago
Buy-n-Shoot.com
 

Sony Alpha A230

 
3.4
Verdict: The Sony Alpha A230 sits at the low end of its latest range of digital SLRs, but compare the specifications with its bigger brother - the Sony Alpha A330 - and you could be forgiven for thinking there was some mistake.
8 years ago
PC Pro
 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 review Review

 
3.5
Pros: Fast autofocus, High-magnification viewfinder for its class, Dual memory-card slots, Relatively simple, straightforward operation, Built-in wireless flash and image stabilisation, Helpful SteadyShot indicator
Cons: Smallish grip, Default settings produce sub-optimal photos
Verdict: The 10.2-megapixel Alpha DSLR-A230 is a decent entry-level digital SLR for those seeking to delve deeper into the world of photography. It's reasonably fast, offers useful design features and is capable of taking some great photos.
9 years ago
CNET
 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

 
3.5
Pros: Fast autofocus, High magnification viewfinder for its class, Dual card slots, Relatively simple, straightforward operation, Built-in wireless flash and image stabilisation, Helpful SteadyShot indicator
Cons: Smallish grip, Default settings produce suboptimal photos
Verdict: We're on the fence vis-a-vis the photo quality. Part of the problem is Sony's choice of default values, especially in its Creative Styles. As Pentax does with its K2000, Sony's attempt to provide more "consumer friendly" images with its default Creative Style settings results instead in poor colour...
9 years ago
CNET
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