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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1441 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A200. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the optics. Comments are divided on the contrast.

usability, price, performance, portability, lens


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and lens. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, lens, performance


98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the image stabilizer and image quality are generally positive. The battery and durability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the portability. Many are negative about the size.

price, durability, battery, image quality, stabilizer


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Review


Sony's start into the world of Digital SLRs was quite a slow paced one. The first Sony branded model, the A100, appeared on the scene in June 2006 and it took over a year for it to be joined by a companion, the A700 prosumer model which was launched in...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 review


Sony's entry-level dSLR, the Alpha DSLR-A200, delivers a just-the-facts-ma'am shooting experience. For the most part, it provides the average design, basic feature set, modest performance, and better-than-snapshot photo quality that typifies this...

In-body image stabilization; supports wireless flash.

Loud; Sony doesn't have a stable of inexpensive lenses for consumers; oddly located, proprietary USB connector.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 is a solid entry-level dSLR that doesn't really stand out in its very competitive field.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSLR-A200


Physical Views Continue on to Page Two Sony DSLR-A200 Specifications Imager 10.2 (effective) APS CCD Sensor; 23.6 x 15.8 mm; RGB primary color filter Lens Mount Sony a Alpha/Minolta A-type bayonet 1.5x focal length multiplier File format RAW, JPEG...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Sony Alpha 200 Test


Sony Alpha 200 Test : Damals, als Sony sich dazu entschlossen hatte, die Fotoabteilung von Konica-Minolta zu übernehmen, hat die Fotoindustrie zunächst eine eher abwartende Haltung eingenommen. Man wusste, dass Konica-Minolta über viel Sachverstand...

Feb, 2008


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Sony Alpha 200 review


The moment Sony took the step to take over the photo division of Konica Minolta, the photo industry was holding back to see which way the cat was going to jump. One was aware of the fact that Konica Minolta had a lot of in-house know-how and this...

With the introduction of the Alpha 100, Sony entered the DSLR market. This model has now been replaced by the new Sony Alpha 200. The new Alpha camera is Sony's entry-level model and offers a stack of setting possibilities for a very attractive price....

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony A200 Review


A surprise announcement back at the CES show in January, the A200 is Sony's second entry-level DSLR camera. The Sony A200 follows on from the A100, apparently one of the best-selling DSLR's of 2007, and it also forms the basis for two more advanced...

Viewed in isolation, the A200 is an unremarkable re-working of the A100, with slightly improved auto-focusing, a more Sony-like, refined control layout with less dials and more menu screens, and the same great image quality up to ISO 800. Current A100...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Shawn Barnett (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


Sony's Alpha A200 is a relatively minor revamp to the electronics giant's first digital SLR, the A100, which itself was a more significant step up from the Konica Minolta 5D. The Sony A200 is lighter and smaller than the A100, and a good deal easier to...

Good body size, solid feel ; Easy to learn and use ; Great grip ; No-nonsense design ; 10.2-megapixel sensor ; Function button makes access to commonly used functions easy ; Good menu design for quickly moving among selections ; Dynamic Range...

Kit lens is slightly soft in the corners ; Advanced DRO slows camera down when shooting rapidly ; Pop-up flash doesn't go very high ; Infrared sensor activates AF system when you don't want it to, like when you're just holding the camera ; Proprietary...

Sony's Alpha-mount lens system is the oldest SLR autofocus system in the business, going back 28 years, so there's a broad and growing selection of lenses to choose from

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Pop Photo (

Sony Alpha 200: Camera Test


When Sony introduced its first DSLR, the Alpha 100, we liked it enough to name it our 2006 Camera of the Year. While its replacement, the new Alpha 200, doesn't break much new ground, it will certainly give its entry-level competitors a run for their...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (

Sony A200


Sony, a major force in the compact camera market for years now, has come on strong in the SLR arena in the past two years. The company's entry-level SLR, the Alpha A200, demonstrates the company's ability to deliver a lot of bang for very little buck....

The A200 looks much like any other SLR. It has a matte black body, with a rubberized large grip (in this case substantial enough for even the largest-pawed user). The quality of the body belies its low price. It has a nice heft in your hands, and feels...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Morgenstern (

Sony A200


The A200 has the look of a serious piece of photographic equipment, with nothing to indicate its low sticker price. The matte black plastic body looks and feels solid and sophisticated. In fact, the only place Sony gave in to a hint of bling is the...


Jul, 2008

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