Camera Labs has posted their full review of the Sony Alpha 300 DSLR camera. The review takes note of the A300â€™s main attractions: a knockout price (about $650 for the body, the kit lens sucks!), 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor, Live View and, more importantly, a tilting LCD monitor to frame some creative shots from overhead or at ground level.
â€œThe Sony Alpha A300 is a feature-packed DSLR with a compelling price tag. With built-in stabilisation, Live View and a flip-out screen, it ticks the boxes of most new DSLR buyers. Sonyâ€™s fuss-free Live View is also arguably the best implementation yet for general consumers. Itâ€™s quick, quiet and offers uncompromised auto-focusing performance. Sure the coverage and accuracy isnâ€™t the same as systems which use the main sensor, but this will only bother the more technical photographers out there,â€ said the revidew.
â€œDespite a few issues which will annoy technical photographers, the Alpha A300 is a strong DSLR with great features and arguably one of the best Live View implementations to date. Its lower price than the A350 also makes it better value and a sensible choice for anyone who wants a Sony DSLR but doesn’t need 14 Megapixels,â€ it concludes.