Summary Sony DSLR-A200

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Sony DSLR-A200 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (131×99×71 mm)
Thickness Thin Help


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The Sony DSLR-A200 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
521 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
22.3 bits
Movie format No movies Help
Screen size Very small screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.3 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
1500 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
189 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
January 2008
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
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Avatar for Kandi Klover Kandi Klover (9:08 PM, November 11, 2014)
Ha! I knew sony made real SLRs before the SLT and here people thought i was stupid. This cam used ro be popular with all the navy soccer moms on base.
D Dhunks (4:56 AM, June 08, 2012)
 Can you still buy lenses for your a200 and where & what type.  A friend of mine is going to give me hers.
wannabeprofessional (5:57 PM, April 08, 2012)
(btw: The first picture of the front is a Alpha 100 not a Alpha 200.)

I'm using the Sony Alpha 200 for 4 years now and it still works like a boss!
This thing was worth every penny.
Avatar for Anton Demidov Anton Demidov (0:22 PM, April 11, 2010)
I like it. Very beautiful camera if you have some objectives and skill ;)