Sony Alpha DSLR-A100K is rated 7.5/10 on CNET

Discussion in 'Sony' started by NewCamz, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. NewCamz

    NewCamz Guest

    Sony Alpha DSLR-A100K is rated 7.5/10 on CNET and other reviews also
    seem to have very good comments on Sony Alpha DSLR-A100K.

    Has any one tried this first hand? Any opinions?

    Camera Enthusiast,
    NewCamz, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. I had about 10 minutes with one - too short to make any real opinion on
    it, but the views that I gained were:
    Anti-shake is amazing - using a 300mm lens indoors with no flash (about
    1/2 sec exposure) I was able to take a reasonably clear photo of some
    fixture on the wall in the room I was in. With Antishake off it was an
    unrecognisable blur.
    Colour seemed a little off - now admittedly I didn't take a white
    balance reading from a grey card, and the room I was in had a mix of
    tungsten and flourescent lighting.
    Clarity and resolution of the photos is what you would expect from 10MP.
    Noise was a little higher than I would have liked - BUT - I was using a
    pre-release model, and I noticed that despite me manually setting ISO to
    100, it still was using ISO's of the order of 400-800. This appears to
    be a bug in the pre-release model.
    The feel of the camera was very nice - it felt quite balanced in my
    hand. I find the 5D/D50/D70 to be uncomfortably big in my hand, the 350D
    to be awkward, so until now the only DSLR's I've liked the feel of were
    30D, Pentax *istD and the Olympus E300.
    The kit lens seemed to be quite sharp for a kit lens.
    Dynamic range seemed excellent - the room I was in had some light boxes
    with umbrellas etc - I was able to take a shot of the umbrellas, and the
    subject that was illuminated with them, without blowing highlights or
    losing shadows in mud.
    Overall I found it to be quite a nice camera. My impression after my
    short play was "I want one". The couple of glitches with colour and ISO
    that I had could have either been a) I didn't know how to use it, or b)
    pre-release bugs. Hopefully I will soon be able to get a longer play on
    a release model to make a more accurate decision on it.
    Graham Fountain, Jul 23, 2006
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  3. NewCamz

    NewCamz Guest

    Thank you for the detailed analysis.

    NewCamz, Jul 24, 2006
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