Summary Sony DSLR-A380

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
With 18-200mm lens
$844
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 14 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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Pros

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The Sony DSLR-A380 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Weight Light Help
519 g
Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (128×97×71 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"

Cons

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The Sony DSLR-A380 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
614 ISO
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.6 bits
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.7"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Pentamirror
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
67.0
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.8 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.49x
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
14 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
198 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
May 2009
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Lowest price Expensive Help
$843.64
Popularity Not so popular Help
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azroy (3:56 PM, April 12, 2011)
i own one and satisfy with it