Summary Sony DSLR-A230

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
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-A230 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

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


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

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