Sony Alpha 200 DSLR


The latest in Sony’s revamped DSLR line is the 10.2-megapixel A200, which will be available next month and ships with an f3.5-5.6 3.9x 18-70mm zoom lens (kit only). Incorporated into the body is Super SteadyShot image stabilization. Pictures can be previewed on the 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD. Noise control is said to be taken care of with a Bionz image processor at ISO 1600 and 3200. Auto focus is improved over previous models by 1.7x. The shutter is also much quieter than before. There’s even a built-in anti-dust cleaner. Continuous shooting is set at 3fps. Because of their assimilation of Minolta the A200 is compatible with all Sony, Carl Zeiss and Minolta A-mount lenses. The A200 model supports JPEG and RAW files. It has a slot for CompactFlash Type I/II media cards. An adaptor for Memory Stick Duo media cards is sold separately. This kit retails for $700 while the A200W kit includes the camera body, the DT 18-70mm lens and a 75–300mm f4.5-5.6 lens for about $900.