Cliff Smith of TrustedReviews.com says that while the Sony A200 DSLR sports the same 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor as the previous A100, in most other respects it is a completely new camera.
He ticks out the improved features of the A200:
â–º an improved Super SteadyShot stabilisation system based on a moving sensor
â–º improved Bionz image processor
â–º faster focusing
â–º faster shooting speed
â–º a new more ergonomic body
Then he goes on to examine the many other characteristics that make the A200 a good camera, giving it a rating of 9 out 10 in his in-depth look at this entry-level Sony DSLR.
Agreed. The A200 is a good camera, in fact, a very good camera. But Sony might just have sidelined it with the announcement of the A300, due to come out in April, with even better features including a very clever Quick AF Live View.
The 10.2-megapixel Alpha A300, $800 with a kit lens, could emerge as the DSLR to beat in the entry-level category with its outstanding features. It has a 14.2-megapixel twin, the $900 A350 also coming out in the spring.
But if you canâ€™t wait for both, go ahead and buy the Alpha A200; you canâ€™t go wrong, if we go by its rating of 9/10, according to TrustedReviews.com.