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DPEXPERT Reviews Sony A200 DSLR

The folks over at DPEXPERT notes that the Sony A200 may not be the best camera in its class however it would be wrong to dismiss it.

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The folks over at DPEXPERT notes that the Sony A200 may not be the best camera in its class however it would be wrong to dismiss it. The DSLR comes bundled with two lenses however both the lenses were found to be disappointing. Focus is slow, noisy and haphazard. There was also much to be desired when it came to contrast and the manual focus is not "practicable" on either lens.

An excerpt from the review:

"Nikon and Olympus provide the best budget optics and set the standard. The excellent Pentax K10D is advertised at $1100 with a modest Sigma lens, a true bargain. To even imagine that you can buy a camera with an acceptable 75-300mm lens for $1400 is delusionary. Sony’s superior 70-200mm G lens costs $3200 on its own. This kit is clearly the brainchild of the marketing department where more is always better. The camera is compatible with Minolta auto-focus lenses, which means there is some second-hand glass available. We tried an old Minolta lens with mixed results – sharpness was better but contrast was worse. "

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