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Sony A300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and image quality. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the lens and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony A300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony A300 Review


The Sony A300 is one of four digital single-lens reflex cameras released by Sony in the course of 2008. The Sony A300 sits at the lower end of the range, above the entry-level A200, and below the very similar A350, more expensive prosumer A700 and the...

At the end of the day, the Sony A300 deserves to be highly recommended by us to anyone except those who consider a big optical viewfinder a must have on an SLR

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Image quality is pretty much identical to the A200, so no surprises there. The same 10.2-megapixel APS-C sensor has been used in the A100 and A200, as well as the Nikon D60 and D80, and it is a well-proven piece of kit.

Bought Sony A300SLR from Jessops in the spring 2009 to replace my 28 year old 35mm SLR Practica. Easy to use for taking photos for the Imagine Group of which I am the Chairman.The only problem is that like all equipment you have to buy their equipment...

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Sony A300 + 18-70mm lens


Sony has tried to crossbreed the pro talents of a digital SLR with the ease-of-use normally found in a compact, resulting in the A300


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This 10 megapixel DSLR is a sub-$1000 camera in basic kit form. Construction is acceptable with plain plastic much in evidence. It comes with the Sony 18-70mm kit lens and can also be bought in a two lens kit with a 55-200mm tele zoom. The lenses are...

This camera has two stand-out features – the swivelling LCD screen and the live view function. Although the LCD is relatively small and only moves through limited angles it is wonderful for overhead and low level shooting. And this is the first DSLR...

JPEG images straight from the camera are soft. We suspect that this is not a camera fault but a lens issue. We would strongly recommend buying the body plus one of the excellent Zeiss lenses that Sony offer as an option – expensive but good

This camera will appeal to customers moving up from a compact because the live view arrangement will feel immediately familiar. But can anyone explain why holding a heavy DSLR at arm’s length makes more sense than using the optical viewfinder? We feel...