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Sony DSLR-A230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 578 reviews of Sony DSLR-A230. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated. Views about the sensor and zoom are different. Many are negative about the memory and color.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

viewfinder, focus, flash, color, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony DSLR-A230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DSLR-A230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DSLR-A230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the screen and viewfinder. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the lens.

usability, portability, image quality, viewfinder, screen


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

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DSLR-A230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony DSLR-A230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the performance and reliability. The durability and lens are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability. There are some less positive reviews about the usability.

size, lens, durability, reliability, performance


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

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony A230


User friendly ; Good value ; Eye sensor focusing ; Image-stabilised body, HDMI-out port

Plasticky feel ; Uncomfortable handgrip ; Blocky design and control layout

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230


If you don't need advanced features, Sony's bargain-priced Alpha DSLR-A230 delivers the basics—along with great pictures—for $550 with lens.

Competitive price. Lightweight. Good image quality. Noise is unnoticeable up to and including ISO 1600. Clever interface guides beginners. HDMI port with support for HDMI CEC.

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.

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Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 review


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." And like its...

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.

Smallish grip; default settings produce suboptimal photos.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 is a solid entry-level dSLR that will surely have its fans, and it's a better deal than its slightly higher-end sibling, the A330.

Jul, 2009

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Sony A230 DSLR


If you are in the market for your first digital SLR, you won't find a better deal than the Sony A230 DSLR. It has enough advanced features that you won't have to replace it soon, yet it's ease of use allows beginning users to master it in very short...

10.2 megapixel resolutionIn-camera shake reduction system2.7 inch 230.400 dot LCD displayBuilt-in dust reduction system18-55mm and 55-200mm kits lenses available

The Sony A230 DSLR Digital SLR is Sony's most reasonably priced SLR for...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony A230 Review


The Sony A230 is a new entry-level 10.2 megapixel DSLR camera, replacing the popular A200 model. Intended to be easier to use for people new to SLR photography, the A230 features a smaller and lighter design and enhanced user interface. The A230...

The A230 is the third and final new entry-level Sony DSLR that we've reviewed, and as with the more expensive A330 and A380 models, it's a clear step backwards when compared with its predecessor, the A200. Offering no significant new features and...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Luigi Lugmayr (

Refurb Sony Alpha a230 10MP Digital SLR w/ lens for $288 + free shipping


Sony Style again offers the factory-refurbished Sony Alpha DSLR-A230L 10.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera together with a Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for $287.99. With free shipping, that ties our mention from last month and is $103 under the lowest...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Review: Sony A230 SLR camera


If you're on a budget, the A230 is one of the most affordable SLR kits around.

The quick and efficient A230 allows new users to point and shoot to begin with, before progressing to its quartet of creative modes and six scene options. As a further aid, turn the camera on its side to shoot and its LCD display will likewise flip...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230


Sony's Alpha DSLR-A230 is one the company's latest entry-level DSLRs. Announced in May 2009, it's the successor to the Alpha A200, and inherits many features from this earlier model including the same 10.2 Megapixel CCD sensor and built-in image...

Built-in IS which works with any lens ; Beginner-friendly user interface ; One of the cheapest DSLRs around

More noise than rivals at high ISOs ; Slow continuous shooting ; No live view or movie mode ; Body shape may not be to all tastes

When Sony announced the Alpha A230 (and its siblings the A330 and A380), it wasn’t hard to understand why many enthusiasts were disappointed. Most have become accustomed to new cameras featuring more powerful specifications such as higher resolutions,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : dcworld (

Sony Alpha a230 Review


Although the runt in the family, it shares a useful gene with more able Sony SLR siblings.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : (

Sony a230 DSLR Digital Camera Review


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...

Sep, 2009

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