Camera Labs’ Review of the Sony A300 DSLR

Camera Labs� Review of the Sony A300 DSLR

Camera Labs has posted their full review of the Sony Alpha 300 DSLR camera. The review takes note of the A300’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.

“The 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. Sony’s fuss-free Live View is also arguably the best implementation yet for general consumers. It’s quick, quiet and offers uncompromised auto-focusing performance. Sure the coverage and accuracy isn’t the same as systems which use the main sensor, but this will only bother the more technical photographers out there,” said the revidew.

“Despite 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,” it concludes.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.