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Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Official Sample Photo

Sony has published their latest DSLR-A350’s sample photos at Sony Japan’s webite. These photos are taken with DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA, 50mm F2.8 Macro and 50mm F1.4. There were no sample taken using DT 18-70mm kit lens, therefore its still a question on if its worth it to purchasse the camera together with the kit lens. Below are the three sample photos published together with its 100% cropped version. The full resolution photos are available for downloads too.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Portrait 1/160s F4.5 ISO 100 50mm F1.4

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Portrait 100% 1/160s F4.5 ISO 100 50mm F1.4

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Still 1/125 F5 ISO100 50mm F2.8 Macro

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Still 100% 1/125 F5 ISO100 50mm F2.8 Macro

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Cake 1/80s F9 ISO100 DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Cake 100% 1/80s F9 ISO100 DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA

After looking at the above sample, I am impressed with the details that the DSLR-A350 can achieve. Photos are at their sharpest point and color are very good. Here we can only say that pairing with good lens, the new Sony Alpha 350 does perform very well. I am looking forward to testing this camera and if it feels comfortable and images comes out superb in prints, I shall acquire the body only package and pair with some Carl Zeiss lens for indoor and landscape usage.


Sony DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350 at PMA08?

Few days after the launching of Sony Alpha DSLR-A200, there was rumour suggesting that Sony is coming out with another DSLR to strengthen their DSLR market. At, it was codenamed as Sony Live-View as there is no official naming being announced.If you are like me, thinking that it is impossible for Sony to keep quiet during PMA 2008, you may like the following print screen. A visit to Sony Taiwan support download section shown that there Sony DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350 is listed among the other Sony DSLRs. I am expecting this to be announced in a few days or else during PMA 2008 next week.

Sony DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350 at PMA08?

Print screen above shows the option for upgrades for Sony DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A300.

There are numerous speculation about the new Sony Alpha, but none of which is confirmed. I think that it shall at least have a Live-View with swivel LCD, printable ISO 1600 photos and also at least a 10.2 Megapixel sensor. I personally don’t really care about how high the ISO figure can go, as long as at this moment, I shall be satisfy with printable ISO 1600 as this is what I need now.Judging from the model number, it doesn’t seem to be a higher end model than the DSLRA-700, but then who knows. How about full frame? Honestly, if you ask me, I don’t think so. Talking about full frame reminds of the full frame telephotos lenses that were seen a while ago- Sony/Alpha Full Frame Lenses: 300mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 or200mm f/2.8? (Photo). Are these lenses going to be announced too?

PMA 2008, Sony is here to show off some great stuff, I am sure. Do stay tune for more Sony Alpha DSLR news here. Do send me some info if you have!


Sony Alpha 200 (A200) Photos Leaked

Some photos of potential replacement for Sony Alpha 100 (A100) are seen on the internet. These photos looks promising and I am expecting Sony to have something to show off during the upcoming PMA, which is only weeks away.

Sony A200Potential Sony A200

Sony A200 Shooting Mode Dial
Sony A200 Shooting Mode DialSony A200 Right Buttons
Sony A200 Right Buttons

Canon might be launching their 400D and 5D replacement while Nikon may be launching their D40x replacement.

Updated: 3 January 2008

Several links confirm that Sony Alpha 100’s replacement is code named Alpha 200 (A 200). Sony Luxembourg’s website were seen to had published the A100 replacement for purchasing and later removed.

Sony A200 on Sony France Website
Sony Alpha 200 on Sony France Website

From the cache page, it is shown that they will begin shipping the A200 from 20 January 2008 and priced at 949.00 eur. According to the website, the Sony Alpha 200 shall be 12.24 megapixel, 3 inch hybrid LCD, PhotoTV HD and Super Steadyshot.

Sony A200 Spec on Sony France Website
Sony A200 Spec on Sony France Website

It is almost confirm that Sony A100 replacement is called A200 and shall ships very soon after viewing Sony Luxembourg’s website.

Updated: 07 Jan 2008

Sony Alpha 200 (DSLR-A200) Announced

The DSLR-A200 model features upgrades influenced by the recently-introduced, enthusiast-class DSLR-A700 camera and replaces the former Sony DSLR-A100 model, which was Sony’s first in the DSLR class.The new model is designed to be faster, lighter and easier to use. Upgraded features include a wider, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCDTM screen for easy playback viewing; a more compact body and an easily-accessible mode dial; an easy-to-use function menu (camera function display); improved noise control for higher quality images; an auto focus speed 1.7x faster than the previous model; improved predictive control performance; quieter shutter sound; automatic pop-up flash; and a battery life indicator that displays the percentage of battery life remaining so you know exactly when to recharge.

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The new entry body A-200 commercial is out

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