Summary Sony DSLR-A230

Prices Price
Body only Unknown Kit Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels 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-A230 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Storage slots More storage slots Help
Thickness Thin Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size 128x97x68 mm
Weight Light Help
490 g


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The Sony DSLR-A230 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.3 bits
Screen size Very small screen Help
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
123 lenses
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
May, 2009
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
531 ISO
Movie format No movies Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.4 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
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Avatar for sophiya pena sophiya pena (0:13 PM, July 09, 2014)
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Cameron Ehmig (1:43 PM, June 09, 2011)
This camera, as it is now subsequently "old", is much cheaper thank it had been posted here, as well due to the fact of an extra lens in the kit. Now, you can get one kit lens and the body for only $349. I mean, this camera is for beginners generally in the DSLR world; therefore, why would you need another lens right then and there for a fairly steep price? I love this site, but it should include the price for the one lens kit, therefore not to deem this camera a "bad deal".
Avatar for migabi migabi (9:28 AM, February 17, 2011)
I just notice that "color depth" is 22.3 bits ! How it is possible to have 22 and 0.3 bits ???